China Imports  1981-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast | News

Imports to China increased 14.3 percent from a year earlier in September to USD 195 billion, below market expectations of 15 percent and following a marginally revised 19.9 percent growth in August. Annual increases were recorded for imports of copper concentrate and ore (21.1 percent to 1.93 million tonnes, the highest since March 2016). Also, unwrought copper increased by 21.1 percent); and natural gas (34 percent). By contrast, imports fell for : iron ore (-9.5 percent from a record 102.million tonnes a year ago); coal (-7 percent); soybean (-1.2 percent from 8.11 million tonnes to 8.01 million tonnes). Imports in China averaged 515.12 USD HML from 1981 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 1949.95 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
2018-08-08 03:00 AM Imports YoY 27.3% 14.1% 16.2%
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 14.3%
2018-12-07 03:30 AM Imports YoY


China Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 316.93 278.86 612.86 -320.02 USD HML [+]
Exports 2266.88 2173.72 2315.23 12.50 USD HML [+]
Imports 1949.95 1894.86 1949.95 13.88 USD HML [+]
Current Account 53.29 -341.00 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 94.48 96.17 118.33 81.75 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 917.70 864.97 1310.35 18.32 USD HML [+]
Capital Flows 60.00 725.40 725.40 -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 3857.00 3761.00 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 October of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1949.95 1894.86 1949.95 13.88 1981 - 2018 USD HML Monthly
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