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

Imports to China jumped 17.2 percent from the previous year to USD 150.81 billion in October, beating market expectations of a 16 percent expansion but easing from 18.7 percent in September. It marked the twelfth straight month of annual growth in imports, boosted by higher purchases of crude oil, copper, iron ore, soybeans and coal. Among major trading partners, imports rose from ASEAN countries (20.6 percent to USD 20.7 billion), the EU (25.3 percent to USD 19.3 billion), South Korea (16.9 percent to USD 15.3 billion), Taiwan (13 percent to USD 14.1 billion), Japan (13.4 percent to USD 13.7 billion), the US (4.3 percent to USD 11.1 billion) and Australia (24.6 percent to USD 8.0 billion). Imports in China averaged 517.59 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 TEForecast
2017-09-08 02:00 AM Imports YoY 13.3% 11.0% 10%
2017-10-13 02:30 AM Imports YoY 18.7% 13.3% 13.5%
2017-11-08 03:00 AM Imports YoY 17.2% 18.7% 16.0%
2017-12-08 02:00 AM Imports YoY 17.2%


China Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 381.74 284.67 628.33 -319.71 USD HML [+]
Exports 1889.80 1982.59 2273.72 13.00 USD HML [+]
Imports 1508.06 1697.92 1830.94 16.60 USD HML [+]
Current Account 371.00 508.87 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 94.25 96.77 118.33 81.75 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 1021.58 920.89 1262.67 18.32 USD HML [+]
Capital Flows -371.00 -4.49 464.08 -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 3827.00 3944.00 4408.00 1012.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 6.11 6.29 6.29 1.47 [+]
Weapons Sales 2123.00 1764.00 2606.00 3.00 USD Million [+]
Exports to India 5096382.00 5768041.00 6094426.00 2326991.00 USD THO [+]

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China Imports

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 November of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1508.06 1697.92 1830.94 16.60 1983 - 2017 USD HML Monthly
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