Imports to China jumped 43.1 percent year-on-year USD 221.07 billion in April 2021, compared with market consensus of 42.5 percent, and after a 38.1 percent growth a month earlier. This was the fastest growth in inbound shipments since January 2011, amid strengthening domestic demand and surging commodity prices. Purchases rose for natural gas (31.25 percent), unwrought copper (5.41 percent), iron ore (2.98 percent), steel products (16.24 percent), soybeans (11 percent), edible oil (47.74 percent), rubber (15.63 percent), and meat (6.96 percent). In contrast, imports fell for crude oil (-0.18%), copper ores & concentrates (-5.37%), and unwrought aluminium and products (-0.62%), and coal (-29.78%). Imports from major trading partners rose: Japan (25.2%), South Korea (29.5%), Taiwan (25.5%), the US (51.7%), ASEAN (40.6%), and the EU (43.3%). source: General Administration of Customs

Imports in China averaged 595.46 USD HML from 1981 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 2273.36 USD HML in March of 2021 and a record low of 13.88 USD HML in February of 1983. This page provides - China Imports - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. China Imports - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2021.

Imports in China is expected to be 1750.00 USD HML by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Imports in China to stand at 2180.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the China Imports is projected to trend around 2200.00 USD HML in 2022 and 2350.00 USD HML in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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China Imports

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2210.70 2273.36 2273.36 13.88 1981 - 2021 USD HML Monthly
Current Prices, NSA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-01-14 03:00 AM Dec 6.5% 4.5% 5%
2021-03-07 03:00 AM Jan-Feb 22.2% 6.5% 15% 12%
2021-04-13 03:00 AM Mar 38.1% 22.2% 23.3%
2021-05-07 03:00 AM Apr 43.1% 38.1% 42.5% 37%


News Stream
China Imports Rise the Most in Over a Decade
Imports to China jumped 43.1 percent year-on-year USD 221.07 billion in April 2021, compared with market consensus of 42.5 percent, and after a 38.1 percent growth a month earlier. This was the fastest growth in inbound shipments since January 2011, amid strengthening domestic demand and surging commodity prices. Purchases rose for natural gas (31.25 percent), unwrought copper (5.41 percent), iron ore (2.98 percent), steel products (16.24 percent), soybeans (11 percent), edible oil (47.74 percent), rubber (15.63 percent), and meat (6.96 percent). In contrast, imports fell for crude oil (-0.18%), copper ores & concentrates (-5.37%), and unwrought aluminium and products (-0.62%), and coal (-29.78%). Imports from major trading partners rose: Japan (25.2%), South Korea (29.5%), Taiwan (25.5%), the US (51.7%), ASEAN (40.6%), and the EU (43.3%).
2021-05-07
China Imports Hit Record High in March
Imports to China jumped 38.1 percent year-on-year to an all-time high of USD 227.3 billion in March 2021, the fastest pace since February 2017 and compared with market consensus of a 23.3 percent rise, on higher commodity prices and improving domestic demand. Purchases were up for crude oil (20.8 percent), natural gas (26.1 percent), unwrought copper (25.0 percent), copper ore & concentrates (22.0 percent), iron ore (18.9 percent), steel products (16.3 percent), soybeans (81.6 percent), edible oil (66.1 percent), rubber (18.1 percent), and meat (11.4 percent). In contrast, coal imports were down 1.8 percent. Among major trade partners, purchases increased from ASEAN (38.4 percent), the EU (33.8 percent), Taiwan (40.6 percent), Japan (30.4 percent), South Korea (22.7 percent), the US (74.8 percent), and Australia (47.3 percent).
2021-04-13
China Imports Surge in January-February
Imports to China jumped 22.2% yoy to USD 365.62 billion in January-February 2021 combined, after a 6.5% rise in December, beating market consensus of a 15% increase. This was the fifth straight month of growth in inbound shipments, boosted by improving domestic demand in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, continued fiscal stimulus, and higher commodity prices. Arrivals grew in terms of volume for iron ore (2.8%), steel (17.4%), unwrought copper and copper materials (4.7%), natural gas (17.4%), crude oil (4.1%), the primary form of plastics (8%), mechanical and electrical products (25.4%), and meat (27.6%). In contrast, imports fell for coal (-39.5%), refined oil (-19.4%), and soybean (-0.8%). Imports soared from the US (66.3%), Japan (26%), South Korea (21.7%), Taiwan (41.2%), the ASEAN countries (29.6%), and the EU (32.3%),
2021-03-07
China Imports Reach New Record
Imports to China increased by 6.5 percent year-on-year to a record high of USD 203.7 billion in December of 2020, after a 4.5 percent rise a month earlier and above market consensus of a 5 percent increase. This was the fourth straight month of growth in inbound shipments, supported by improving domestic demand and higher commodity prices. Purchases rose for both coal (1,619.85%), natural gas (18.06%). In contrast, imports fell for crude oil (-15.42%), refined products (-34.35%), unwrought copper (-2.78%), copper ores & concentrates (-2.23%), iron ore (-4.5%), steel products (-7.28%), soybeans (-21.16%), and rubber (-2.06%). Considering the whole 2020, purchases dropped by 1.1 percent. Imports from the US however, were up 9.8 percent.
2021-01-14

China Imports
In 2019 imports to China fell 2.7 percent, the first yearly decline in three years, on weak domestic demand and persistent trade tensions with the US. Machinery and transport equipment accounted for 38 percent of total imports on the back of electrical machinery, apparatus and appliances (21 percent), road vehicles (4 percent), telecommunications and sound recording and reproducing apparatus and equipment (3 percent), and office machines and automatic data processing machines (3 percent). Other important categories were: mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials (17 percent) led by petroleum, petroleum products and related materials (13 percent) and gas, natural and manufactured (3 percent); crude materials, inedible, except fuels (14 percent), such as metalliferous ores and metal scrap (9 percent); chemicals and related products (11 percent) due to organic chemicals (3 percent) and plastics in primary forms (3 percent); miscellaneous manufactured articles (7 percent); manufactured goods classified chiefly by material (7 percent); and food and live animals (4 percent). The biggest source of imports was the EU (13 percent of imports) of which Germany (5 percent) and France (2 percent), followed by South Korea, Taiwan, Japan (8 percent each), the US and Australia (6 percent each), Brazil (4 percent), Malaysia, Vietnam, Russia and Saudi Arabia (3 percent each), and Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia (2 percent each).
China Imports by Country Last Previous
European Union 34693700.00 24717800.00 USD THO Feb/20
Taiwan 19382000.00 21261300.00 USD THO Apr/21
Japan 18456900.00 19245100.00 USD THO Apr/21
South Korea 17522700.00 17810600.00 USD THO Apr/21
Australia 14865100.00 13159400.00 USD THO Apr/21
United States 13941900.00 17290400.00 USD THO Apr/21
Germany 10483200.00 10283200.00 USD THO Apr/21
Brazil 8470300.00 7263000.00 USD THO Apr/21
Malaysia 8056300.00 8355200.00 USD THO Apr/21
Vietnam 6827300.00 8062400.00 USD THO Apr/21
Russia 5675600.00 6206300.00 USD THO Apr/21
Thailand 5346600.00 5257000.00 USD THO Apr/21
Saudi Arabia 4703502.00 3760997.00 USD THO Mar/21
Indonesia 4584900.00 4647800.00 USD THO Apr/21
France 3637500.00 3177500.00 USD THO Apr/21
Singapore 3380900.00 3350500.00 USD THO Apr/21
Chile 3238545.00 3065379.00 USD THO Mar/21
South Africa 3204600.00 2592900.00 USD THO Apr/21
India 3166000.00 2646800.00 USD THO Apr/21
Italy 2610800.00 2948500.00 USD THO Apr/21
China Imports by Category Last Previous
Mechanical & Electrical Products 93366200.00 96853900.00 USD THO Apr/21
High-&-new-tech Products 65970900.00 70323200.00 USD THO Apr/21
Integrated Circuit 33094000.00 35866500.00 USD THO Apr/21
Fuels & Related Materials 32217389.00 26602029.00 USD THO Mar/21
Crude Petroleum (value) 18855400.00 22216700.00 USD THO Apr/21
Agricultural Products 18327800.00 17592000.00 USD THO Apr/21
Iron Ore & Concentrates 16202300.00 16387100.00 USD THO Apr/21
Iron Ores & Concentrate 16202300.00 16387100.00 USD THO Apr/21
Automatic Data Proc. Eq. & Components 5256000.00 5354200.00 USD THO Apr/21
Motor Vehicles & Chassis 5215600.00 4308100.00 USD THO Apr/21
Unwrought Copper & Copper Products 4454900.00 4897000.00 USD THO Apr/21
Medicinal & Pharmaceutical Products 4405223.00 2546930.00 USD THO Mar/21
Copper Ore & Concentrate 4327700.00 4664500.00 USD THO Apr/21
Copper Ores & Concentrate 4327700.00 4664500.00 USD THO Apr/21
Measuring Instruments 4227786.00 2479076.00 USD THO Mar/21
Soybean 4040400.00 3926000.00 USD THO Apr/21
Pharmaceuticals 3272600.00 4593700.00 USD THO Apr/21
Parts of Motor Vehicles 3239600.00 3279200.00 USD THO Apr/21
Liquefied Petroleum Gas 3239300.00 3059500.00 USD THO Apr/21
Iron & Steel 3150117.00 2778615.00 USD THO Mar/21

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