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

Imports to China increased by 11 percent year-on-year to USD 146.9 billion in July of 2017, slowing from a 17.2 percent rise in June and missing market expectations of 16.6 percent. It was the slowest growth in imports since December last year, likely due to cooling domestic demand. Considering January to July 2017, imports rose 17.6 percent to USD 1,009.1 billion from USD 858.0 billion in the same period of 2016. Imports in China averaged 509.70 USD HML from 1983 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 1830.94 USD HML in March of 2013 and a record low of 16.60 USD HML in July of 1983.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-06-08 03:00 AM May 14.8% 11.9% 8.5%
2017-07-13 03:00 AM Jun 17.2% 14.8% 13.1%
2017-08-08 03:00 AM Jul 11.0% 17.2% 16.6%
2017-09-08 02:00 AM Aug 11.0%
2017-10-13 02:30 AM Sep
2017-11-08 02:00 AM Oct


China Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 467.36 428.10 628.33 -319.71 USD HML [+]
Exports 1936.46 1965.80 2273.72 13.00 USD HML [+]
Imports 1469.09 1537.70 1830.94 16.60 USD HML [+]
Current Account 529.00 183.89 1330.85 -8.96 USD HML [+]
Current Account to GDP 1.80 2.70 10.10 -3.70 percent [+]
External Debt 14207.00 14162.00 14207.00 158.28 USD HML [+]
Terms of Trade 100.00 93.78 118.33 81.75 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 726.60 656.46 1262.67 18.32 USD HML [+]
Capital Flows -529.00 393.08 464.08 -1305.58 USD HML [+]
Tourist Arrivals 128.50 161.00 216.60 21.70 Tens of Thousands [+]
Gold Reserves 1842.56 1842.56 1842.56 395.01 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 3891.00 3903.00 4408.00 1012.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Weapons Sales 2123.00 1764.00 2606.00 3.00 USD Million [+]
Terrorism Index 6.11 6.29 6.29 1.47 [+]
Exports to India 5792670.00 6087765.00 6087765.00 2326991.00 USD THO [+]

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China Imports Notes

China’s main imports are mechanical and electrical products (34 percent of total imports) and high tech goods (23 percent). The country is also one of the biggest consumers of commodities in the world. Among commodities the biggest demand is for crude oil (6 percent of total imports), iron ore (2 percent), copper and aluminum. Agricultural products account for 5 percent. China’s main import partners are: the European Union (12 percent of total imports, of which Germany accounts for 5 percent), ASEAN countries (12 percent, of which Malaysia accounts for 3 percent), South Korea (10 percent), Japan, Taiwan and the US (9 percent each) and Australia (4 percent). This page provides - China Imports - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. China Imports - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on August of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1469.09 1537.70 1830.94 16.60 1983 - 2017 USD HML Monthly
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