Exports from China rose 15.6% yoy to USD 217.28 billion in October of 2018, after a 14.5% rise in September and above market consensus of a 11% rise, as firms increased shipments before stiffer US tariffs hit in January 2019. China's unwrought aluminium and aluminium product exports surged 37.7% yoy to 482,000 tonnes, but were down 3.6% mom from a downwardly revised 500,000 tonnes in September. China is the world's top producer of steel and aluminium. The US has imposed tariffs of 25% on Chinese steel imports and 10% on aluminium imports since March 23rd. However, a lower yuan has helped Chinese metal exports. China's steel product exports went up 10.4% yoy to 5.50 million tonnes in October and fell 7.6% from a revised figure of 5.95 million tonnes in September. Chinese aluminium exports are expected to surge further in coming months after Beijing boosted tax rebates for exports of semi-fabricated aluminium, or semis, to 16% from 13% with effect from 1st November. Exports in China averaged 610.95 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 2100.00 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 2010.00 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%
2018-12-07 03:30 AM Exports YoY 15.6%


China Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 340.16 317.02 612.86 -320.02 USD HML [+]
Exports 2172.83 2266.87 2315.23 12.50 USD HML [+]
Imports 1832.67 1949.84 1949.84 13.88 USD HML [+]
Current Account 160.00 53.29 1330.85 -341.00 USD HML [+]
Current Account to GDP 1.30 1.80 10.10 -3.70 percent [+]
External Debt 17106.00 14206.57 17799.32 158.28 USD HML [+]
Terms of Trade 98.39 94.48 118.33 81.75 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 1076.60 917.70 1310.35 18.32 USD HML [+]
Capital Flows -160.00 60.00 725.40 -1305.58 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 3732.00 3857.00 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 November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2172.83 2266.87 2315.23 12.50 1981 - 2018 USD HML Monthly
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