China Exports  1983-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast | News

Exports from China unexpectedly declined by 1.3 percent year-on-year to USD 120.08 billion in February of 2016, following a 7.9 percent rise in January while markets expected a 12.3 percent growth. Considering the first two months of 2017, exports went up 4.0 percent from the same period a year earlier with sales increasing to Hong Kong (1.5 percent), India (5.3 percent), Japan (2.4 percent), South Korea (16.3 percent), Taiwan (13.1 percent), ASEAN countries (7.5 percent), the EU countries (1.9 percent), South Africa (10.7 percent), Brazil (31.3 percent), Russia (15.5 percent), the US (4.4 percent), Australia (1.7 percent) and New Zealand (2.3 percent. In yuan-denominated terms, exports went up 4.2 percent from a year earlier in February, compared to a 15.9 percent rise in a month earlier. Exports in China averaged 587.36 USD HML from 1983 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 2273.72 USD HML in December of 2014 and a record low of 13 USD HML in January of 1984.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-01-13 02:00 AM Dec -6.1% -1.6% -3.5%
2017-02-10 02:00 AM Jan 7.9% -6.1% 3.3%
2017-03-08 06:30 AM Feb -1.3% 7.9% 12.3%
2017-04-13 02:00 AM Mar -1.3%
2017-05-08 02:00 AM Apr
2017-06-08 02:00 AM May




China Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -91.50 513.50 628.33 -319.71 USD HML [+]
Exports 1200.80 1827.57 2273.72 13.00 USD HML [+]
Imports 1292.30 1314.09 1830.94 16.60 USD HML [+]
Current Account 376.00 692.54 1330.85 -8.96 USD HML [+]
Current Account to GDP 1.90 2.70 10.10 -3.70 percent [+]
External Debt 14162.00 8955.00 14162.00 158.28 USD HML [+]
Terms of Trade 94.48 94.12 118.33 81.75 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 201.00 116.80 1262.67 18.32 USD HML [+]
Capital Flows -376.00 -712.00 95.16 -1305.58 USD HML [+]
Tourist Arrivals 128.50 161.00 216.60 21.70 Tens of Thousands [+]
Gold Reserves 1842.56 1838.51 1842.56 395.01 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 3780.00 3780.00 4408.00 1012.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 6.11 6.29 6.29 1.47 [+]
Weapons Sales 1966.00 1360.00 2606.00 3.00 USD Million [+]
Exports to India 3655027.00 5491765.00 5618919.00 2326991.00 USD THO [+]


China Exports by Country Last
United States 21712921.00 USD THO Feb/17
European Union 21024451.00 USD THO Feb/17
Hong Kong 16219938.00 USD THO Feb/17
Japan 7904060.00 USD THO Feb/17
Netherlands 4315450.00 USD THO Feb/17
Germany 4248093.00 USD THO Feb/17
Vietnam 3727480.00 USD THO Feb/17
India 3655027.00 USD THO Feb/17
United Kingdom 2922825.00 USD THO Feb/17
Singapore 2594721.00 USD THO Feb/17
Taiwan 2582027.00 USD THO Feb/17
Malaysia 2205763.00 USD THO Feb/17
Thailand 2125869.00 USD THO Feb/17
Australia 2086270.00 USD THO Feb/17
Russia 2020102.00 USD THO Feb/17
Mexico 1869966.00 USD THO Feb/17
Indonesia 1764631.00 USD THO Feb/17
Italy 1559957.00 USD THO Feb/17
Philippines 1506703.00 USD THO Feb/17
Canada 1487839.00 USD THO Feb/17
China Exports by Category Last
Mechanical & Electrical Products 74114881.00 USD THO Feb/17
Machinery & Transport Equipment 62324478.00 USD THO Feb/17
High-&-new-tech Products 40427654.00 USD THO Feb/17
Handled Wireless Phone and Its Parts 9826943.00 USD THO Feb/17
Automatic Data Proc. Eq. & Components 9338466.00 USD THO Feb/17
Mobile Telephone 7478425.00 USD THO Feb/17
Digital Automatic Data Proc. Equip. 5744316.00 USD THO Feb/17
Integrated Circuit 4590832.00 USD THO Feb/17
Textile Yarn, Fabrics and Related Prod 4586771.00 USD THO Feb/17
Agricultural Products 3788000.00 USD THO Feb/17
Steel Products 3550652.00 USD THO Feb/17
Food & Live Animals 3158681.00 USD THO Feb/17
Iron & Steel 3029454.00 USD THO Feb/17
Iron & Steel Products 2772389.00 USD THO Feb/17
Auto Parts 2756674.00 USD THO Feb/17
Furniture & Related Products 2339099.00 USD THO Feb/17
Footwear (sitc) 2198313.00 USD THO Feb/17
Footwear (customs) 2089950.00 USD THO Feb/17
Refined Petroleum Oil (value) 2063681.00 USD THO Feb/17
Steel Sheets & Plates 2017681.00 USD THO Feb/17

China Exports Notes

Export growth has been a major component supporting China's rapid economic expansion. In the last 2 years, the exports declined due to weaker global demand but China's proportion of global exports rose to 13.8 percent in 2015 from 12.3 percent in 2014. China major exports are: mechanical and electrical products (41 percent of total exports), high tech products (20 percent), labor-intensive industries like clothing, textiles, footwear, furniture, plastic products and ceramic (16 percent), motors and generators (5 percent) and integrated circuits (5 percent). China’s main export partners are the United States (18 percent of total exports), Hong Kong (15 percent), the European Union (16 percent, of which Germany, the UK and the Netherlands account for 3 percent each), ASEAN countries (12 percent, of which Vietnam accounts for 3 percent), Japan (6 percent), South Korea (4 percent) and India (3 percent). This page provides - China Exports - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. China Exports - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on March of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1200.80 1827.57 2273.72 13.00 1983 - 2017 USD HML Monthly
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