China Imports  1983-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast | News

Imports to China soared 14.4 percent year-on-year to USD 179.10 billion in March 2018, beating market consensus of a 10 percent increase, and compared with 6.3 percent growth in February. Imports of commodities continued to lead the way in March, with shipments of copper, crude oil, iron ore and soybeans all rising from the previous month. Among major trading partners, imports rose from the EU (10 percent year-on-year), ASEAN countries (13.4 percent), South Korea (19.1 percent), Japan (16 percent), the US (3.2 percent), Taiwan (30 percent) and Australia (1.1 percent). Imports in China averaged 531.80 USD HML from 1983 until 2018, 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
2018-02-08 03:00 AM Imports YoY 36.9% 4.5% 9.8%
2018-03-08 03:00 AM Imports YoY 6.3% 36.8% 9.7%
2018-04-13 03:00 AM Imports YoY 14.4% 6.3% 10%
2018-05-08 03:00 AM Imports YoY 14.4%
2018-06-08 03:00 AM Imports YoY
2018-07-13 03:00 AM Imports YoY


China Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -49.83 337.43 628.33 -319.71 USD HML [+]
Exports 1741.22 1716.18 2317.86 13.00 USD HML [+]
Imports 1791.04 1378.76 1830.94 16.60 USD HML [+]
Current Account 622.83 343.31 1330.85 -8.96 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 99.46 95.61 118.33 81.75 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 345.10 210.62 1310.35 18.32 USD HML [+]
Capital Flows 39.09 142.35 464.08 -1305.58 USD HML [+]
Tourist Arrivals 2917.00 2815.12 2917.00 22.96 Tens of Thousands [+]
Gold Reserves 1842.60 1842.56 1842.60 395.01 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 3763.00 3820.00 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 April of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1791.04 1378.76 1830.94 16.60 1983 - 2018 USD HML Monthly
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