Exports from China jumped 7.9 percent year-on-year to USD 238.27 billion in December 2019, the first increase in five months, revised data showed. This marked the steepest export growth since March, amid strengthening global demand and a progress in trade talks with the US. There were gains in exports of both refined products and coal, while falls were seen in sales of unwrought aluminium and products, coke & semi-coke, steel products, rare earths, and rice. Considering 2019 full year, exports rose 0.5 percent, compared to 10 percent in 2018, with sales to the US falling sharply.

Exports in China averaged 652.96 USD HML from 1981 until 2019, 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. This page provides - China Exports - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. source: General Administration of Customs

Exports in China is expected to be 2253.00 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 2200.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the China Exports is projected to trend around 2210.00 USD HML in 2020, according to our econometric models.


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China Exports

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2382.68 2214.70 2382.68 12.50 1981 - 2019 USD HML Monthly
Current Prices, NSA

Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-10-14 02:30 AM Sep -3.2% -1% -3%
2019-11-08 03:00 AM Oct -0.9% -3.2% -3.9% -1.6%
2019-12-08 03:00 AM Nov -1.1% -0.9% 1% 1.5%
2020-01-14 03:00 AM Dec 7.6% -1.3% 3.2% 3.6%


News Stream
2019-12-08
China Exports Fall Unexpectedly
Exports from China dropped by 1.1 percent year-on-year to USD 221.74 billion in November 2019, missing market expectations of 1 percent growth and following a revised 0.8 percent drop in the previous month. This was the fourth straight month of yearly decline in overseas sales, amid weakening global demand and ongoing trade tensions with the US. Sales declined for crude oil (-79.4 percent), unwrought aluminium and products (-15.7 percent), coke & semi-coke (-63.1 percent), steel products (-13.6 percent), and rice (-47.4 percent). In contrast, overseas sales grew for both refined products (63.6 percent), and coal (14.9 percent). Among major trade partners, exports fell to the US (-23.0 percent), the EU (-3.8 percent), Japan (-7.8 percent) and Australia (-0.1 percent); but rose to ASEAN (18.0 percent), Taiwan (6.5 percent) and South Korea (0.5 percent).

2019-11-08
China Exports Fall Less than Expected
Exports from China dropped by 0.9 percent year-on-year to USD 212.93 billion in October of 2019, compared to market estimates of a 3.9 percent decline and after a 3.2 percent fall in September. This was the third straight month of yearly decline in overseas sales, amid weakening global demand and ongoing trade dispute with the US. Sales contracted for steel products (-13.1% to 4.78 million tonnes), coal (-29.6% to 0.34 million tonnes), coke & semi-coke (-67.8% to 0.27 million tonnes) and unwrought aluminium and products (-10.6% to 431,000 tonnes). In contrast, exports rose for refined products (25% to 5 million tonnes), rare earth (17.4% to 3,639.2 tonnes) and rice (34.2% to 251,000 tonnes). Exports fell to the US (-16.2%), Japan (-7.8%), and Australia (-0.6%); but rose to South Korea (5.5%), Taiwan (19.7%), the EU (3.1%), and the ASEAN countries (15.8%).

2019-10-14
China Exports Fall the Most in 7 Months
Exports from China dropped 3.2 percent year-on-year in September 2019 to USD 218.12 billion, after a 1 percent fall in August and compared to market estimates of 3 percent decline. This was the steepest yearly fall in overseas sales since February, amid weakening global demand and ongoing trade dispute with the US. Meanwhile, following a recent first phase of a trade deal, US President Donald Trump suspended a threatened tariff hike set for October 15th. Sales went down for unwrought aluminium and products (-14.2 percent); coke & semi-coke (-25.8 percent); steel products (-10.4 percent); crude oil (-70.5 percent), rare earth (-27.9 percent) and rice (-46.9 percent). Conversely, sales of coal jumped (34.5 percent). Among major trade partners, exports fell to the US (-17.8 percent); but rose to Japan (11 percent), South Korea (4.4 percent), Taiwan (29.5 percent), the EU (1.3 percent) and the ASEAN countries (11.5 percent).

2019-09-08
China Exports Fall Unexpectedly
Exports from China dropped 1 percent year-on-year to USD 214.80 billion in August 2019, missing market consensus of a 2 percent growth and following a 3.3 percent increase in July. The decline came in amid persistently weak global demand and intensifying trade dispute with the US. Washington announced last month 15 percent tariffs on a wide range of Chinese goods from September 1st, while Beijing hit back with retaliatory levies and let its yuan currency fall sharply to offset some of the pressure. Sales declined for: unwrought aluminium and products (-9.9 percent); coal (-29.8 percent); coke & semi-coke (-44 percent); steel products (-14.8 percent); refined products (-23.4 percent); and rice (-3.9 percent). Among major trade partners, exports fell to the US (-16 percent) and Australia (-17 percent); but rose to the EU (3.2 percent), ASEAN (11.2 percent), Taiwan (24.6 percent), Japan (1.4 percent) and South Korea (1.9 percent).

2019-08-08
China Exports Rise Unexpectedly in July
Exports from China rose 3.3 percent from a year earlier to USD 221.5 billion in July, defying market expectations of a 2 percent drop and following a 1.3 percent decline in June. This was the fastest yearly growth in overseas sales since March despite escalating trade tensions with the US; but the rebound may be short-lived, with Washington preparing to impose more tariffs on Chinese goods from September 1st. Sales of oil products surged 20 percent and rare earth exports went up 15.8 percent. Meanwhile, aluminium exports fell 6.2 percent. Among China's largest trade partners, exports rose to the EU (6.5 percent), ASEAN (15.6 percent), South Korea (9.2 percent), Taiwan (19.9 percent), and Australia (1.1 percent), but fell to the US (-6.5 percent) and Japan (-4.1 percent).

2019-07-12
China Exports Drop Less than Expected
Exports from China fell 1.3 percent year-on-year to USD 212.84 billion in June 2019, compared to market expectations of a 2 percent drop. It was the first full month of higher US tariffs on USD 200 billion of Chinese goods, which were implemented weeks earlier. Meanwhile, Beijing and Washington agreed to restart negotiations amid concerns that the ongoing trade tensions continue to weigh on global growth. Sales fell for: unwrought aluminium and aluminium products (-0.8 percent); coke & semi-coke (-60.1 percent); steel products (-23.6 percent); coal (-5.9 percent); and rare earths (-27.3 percent). By contrast, exports of rice jumped 81.7 percent. Among China's largest trade partners, exports dropped to the US (-7.8 percent), the EU (-3.1 percent) and Australia (-3.4 percent), but rose to ASEAN (12.8 percent), Taiwan (5 percent), South Korea (2.9 percent) and Japan (2.4 percent).


China Exports
Export growth has been a major component supporting China's rapid economic expansion. In 2019 China's exports increased 0.5 percent, slowing sharply from a 10 percent rise in 2018, with sales to the US falling sharply amid ongoing trade tensions. Machinery and transport equipment accounted for 48 percent of total exports, in particular electrical machinery, apparatus and appliances (14 percent), telecommunications and sound recording and reproducing apparatus and equipment (12 percent), office machines and automatic data processing machines (8 percent), and general industrial machinery and equipment, and machine parts (5 percent). Other major export categories were: miscellaneous manufactured articles (23 percent) on the back of furniture and parts thereof (3 percent); manufactured goods classified chiefly by material (16 percent) such as textile yarn, fabrics, made-up articles (5 percent), manufactures of metals (4 percent) and iron and steel (2 percent); chemicals and related products (6 percent); and food and live animals (3 percent). The EU and US were the largest destinations of China's shipments, accounting for 17 percent of exports each, followed by Hong Kong (11 percent), Japan (6 percent), South Korea (4 percent), Vietnam (4 percent), Germany (3 percent), India (3 percent) and the Netherlands (3 percent). The UK, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Russia, Australia, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines accounted for 2 percent each.

China Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 472.10 376.18 612.86 -320.02 USD HML [+]
Current Account 491.89 461.67 1330.85 -341.00 USD HML [+]
Current Account to GDP 0.40 1.30 10.10 -3.70 percent [+]
Imports 1910.57 1838.52 1951.34 13.88 USD HML [+]
Exports 2382.68 2214.70 2382.68 12.50 USD HML [+]
External Debt 19652.14 17106.00 19652.14 158.28 USD HML [+]
Terms of Trade 105.52 104.88 118.33 81.75 points [+]
Capital Flows -97.60 213.65 725.40 -1305.58 USD HML [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 1367.10 1243.94 1367.10 18.32 USD HML [+]
Tourist Arrivals 3054.00 2917.00 3054.00 22.96 Tens of Thousands [+]
Gold Reserves 1948.31 1936.49 1948.31 395.01 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 3806.00 3811.00 4408.00 1012.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 4.47 5.11 6.29 1.47 [+]
Tourism Revenues 5.97 5.40 5.97 4.13 CNY Trillion [+]
Weapons Sales 1040.00 1227.00 2605.00 3.00 USD Million [+]

China Exports by Country Last Previous
European Union 40132200.00 34566382.00 USD THO Dec/19
United States 34409500.00 35578934.00 USD THO Dec/19
Hong Kong 27353000.00 26664816.00 USD THO Dec/19
Japan 12378100.00 12885380.00 USD THO Dec/19
Vietnam 9999500.00 9574388.00 USD THO Dec/19
Germany 7532500.00 6208446.00 USD THO Dec/19
Netherlands 7270300.00 6590344.00 USD THO Dec/19
India 6923300.00 5971992.00 USD THO Dec/19
Singapore 6401700.00 5779578.00 USD THO Dec/19
United Kingdom 5761700.00 4776753.00 USD THO Dec/19
Malaysia 5697700.00 4883661.00 USD THO Dec/19
Taiwan 5270000.00 4881241.00 USD THO Dec/19
Russia 4881800.00 4527842.00 USD THO Dec/19
Brazil 4866300.00 2835344.00 USD THO Dec/19
Indonesia 4684200.00 4639553.00 USD THO Dec/19
Thailand 4625400.00 4539686.00 USD THO Dec/19
Australia 4465200.00 4646145.00 USD THO Dec/19
Mexico 4094459.00 3753745.00 USD THO Dec/19
United Arab Emirates 3956475.00 3197936.00 USD THO Dec/19
Philippines 3787500.00 4055149.00 USD THO Dec/19
China Exports by Category Last Previous
Mechanical & Electrical Products 139780700.00 133079563.00 USD THO Dec/19
Machinery & Transport Equipment 113436440.00 110289454.00 USD THO Dec/19
High-&-new-tech Products 67605200.00 71105678.00 USD THO Dec/19
Handled Wireless Phone and Its Parts 14951400.00 18901100.00 USD THO Dec/19
Automatic Data Proc. Eq. & Components 14435800.00 15790526.00 USD THO Dec/19
Mobile Telephone 12157157.00 15943761.00 USD THO Dec/19
Integrated Circuit 9674200.00 9074700.00 USD THO Dec/19
Digital Automatic Data Proc. Equip. 8478008.00 9946409.00 USD THO Dec/19
Agricultural Products 8160000.00 7560700.00 USD THO Dec/19
Iron & Steel Products 7000900.00 5938243.00 USD THO Dec/19
Food & Live Animals 6750325.00 6323919.00 USD THO Dec/19
Furniture & Related Products 5841100.00 4838694.00 USD THO Dec/19
Plastic Products 5085600.00 4321845.00 USD THO Dec/19
Footwear (sitc) 4863300.00 3840500.00 USD THO Dec/19
Auto Parts 4782800.00 4199523.00 USD THO Dec/19
Footwear (customs) 4561824.00 3569751.00 USD THO Dec/19
Steel Products 4118700.00 3934839.00 USD THO Dec/19
Lamps, Lighting Fixtures and Parts 3933600.00 3033400.00 USD THO Dec/19
Refined Petroleum Oil (value) 3919200.00 4107251.00 USD THO Dec/19
Telecoms Equipment Parts 3046091.00 2627284.00 USD THO Dec/19

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