Exports from China fell 4.4 percent year-on-year to USD 221.2 billion in December 2018, the most in two years, with demand in most of its major markets weakening. The figure came in below market consensus of a 3 percent gain and followed a 5.4 percent increase in November. Coal exports slumped 55.7 percent year-on-year to 0.31 million tonnes and sales of steel products dropped 2 percent to 5.56 million tonnes. China's unwrought aluminium and aluminium product exports, however, rose 19.8 percent to 527,000 tonnes in December despite a 10 percent tariff on aluminium imports into the US, but were down 0.6 percent from November's second-highest level on record of 530,000 tonnes. China is the world's top producer of steel and aluminium. The US has imposed tariffs of 25 percent on Chinese steel imports and 10 percent on aluminium imports since March last year. For 2018 full year, exports rose 9.9 percent from a year earlier, its strongest performance in seven years. Exports in China averaged 618 USD HML from 1981 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 2315.23 USD HML in December of 2017 and a record low of 12.50 USD HML in February of 1983.

Exports in China is expected to be 1950.00 USD HML by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Exports in China to stand at 2000.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the China Exports is projected to trend around 2130.00 USD HML in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-09-08 04:00 AM Exports YoY 9.8% 12.2% 10.1%
2018-10-12 02:30 AM Exports YoY 14.5% 9.8% 8.9%
2018-11-08 03:00 AM Exports YoY 15.6% 14.5% 11%
2018-12-08 03:00 AM Exports YoY 5.4% 15.6% 10.0%


China Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 570.60 418.60 612.86 -320.02 USD HML [+]
Current Account 233.00 53.29 1330.85 -341.00 USD HML [+]
Current Account to GDP 1.30 1.80 10.10 -3.70 percent [+]
Imports 1641.94 1824.70 1949.90 13.88 USD HML [+]
Exports 2212.49 2243.30 2315.23 12.50 USD HML [+]
External Debt 17106.00 14206.57 17799.32 158.28 USD HML [+]
Terms of Trade 99.09 96.48 118.33 81.75 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows 168.00 60.00 725.40 -1305.58 USD HML [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 1349.70 1212.60 1349.70 18.32 USD HML [+]
Tourist Arrivals 2917.00 2815.12 2917.00 22.96 Tens of Thousands [+]
Gold Reserves 1842.60 1842.60 1842.60 395.01 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 3690.00 3768.00 4408.00 1012.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 5.54 6.11 6.29 1.47 [+]
Weapons Sales 1131.00 2192.00 2606.00 3.00 USD Million [+]

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China Exports

Export growth has been a major component supporting China's rapid economic expansion. In 2015 and 2016, the exports declined due to weaker global demand but in 2017 it has been back into steady growth path. China major exports are: mechanical and electrical products, high tech products, clothing, textiles, footwear, furniture, plastic products and ceramic, motors and generators and integrated circuits. China’s main export partners are the United States, Hong Kong, the European Union of which Germany, the UK and the Netherlands, ASEAN countries of which Vietnam, Japan, South Korea and India. 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 January of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2212.49 2243.30 2315.23 12.50 1981 - 2018 USD HML Monthly
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