Imports to China jumped 21.4 percent from a year earlier to USD 183.27 billion in October of 2018, far above market expectations of 14 percent and following a 14.3 percent growth in September. China's unwrought copper imports jumped 28.2 percent from a year earlier to 423,000 tonnes but slumped 18.7 percent from September's 520,000 tonnes. Also, imports of copper concentrate rose 14.5 percent to 1.57 million tonnes, but dropped 18.7 percent from a month earlier of 1.93 million tonnes. In addition, purchases of iron ore were up 11.2 percent year-on-year to 88.40 million tonnes, but were down 5.4 percent from September's 93.47 million tonnes. Imports of crude oil surged 31.5 percent year-on-year to a record high of 40.8 million tonnes, and were up 9.6 percent from September's 37.21 million tonnes. Meanwhile, imports of soybeans went up 18.1 percent year-on-year to 6.92 million tonnes, but were down 13.6 percent from September's 8.01 million tonnes. Imports in China averaged 518.02 USD HML from 1981 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 1949.84 USD HML in September of 2018 and a record low of 13.88 USD HML in February of 1983.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-09-08 04:00 AM Imports YoY 20% 27.3% 18.7%
2018-10-12 02:30 AM Imports YoY 14.3% 19.9% 15%
2018-11-08 03:00 AM Imports YoY 21.4% 14.3% 14%
2018-12-07 03:30 AM Imports YoY 21.4%


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 Imports

China’s main imports are mechanical and electrical products and high tech goods. The country is also one of the biggest consumers of commodities in the world with crude oil, iron ore , copper and aluminum being the most important. China’s main import partners are: the European Union of Germany, ASEAN countries of which Malaysia, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, United States and Australia. 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 November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1832.67 1949.84 1949.84 13.88 1981 - 2018 USD HML Monthly
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