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

Imports to China rose 26 percent from a year earlier to an all-time high of USD 187.95 billion in May 2018, after a 21.5 percent rise in a month earlier and easily beating market expectations of 18.7 percent growth. Imports of commodities continued to lead the way in May, with purchases of copper, iron ore and soybeans all rising from the previous month. On the other hand, China's crude oil imports fell from record highs hit the month before. Among major trading partners, imports rose from the EU (18.3 percent to USD 23.9 billion), ASEAN countries (20.5 percent to USD 22.1 billion), South Korea (31.8 percent to USD 18.0 billion), Japan (22.5 percent to USD 15.7 billion), Taiwan (31.6 percent to USD 15.4 billion), the US (11.4 percent to USD 14.7 billion) and Australia (22.4 percent to USD 9.3 billion). Imports in China averaged 537.84 USD HML from 1983 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 1879.48 USD HML in May of 2018 and a record low of 16.60 USD HML in July of 1983.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-04-13 03:00 AM Imports YoY 14.4% 6.3% 10%
2018-05-08 03:00 AM Imports YoY 21.5% 14.4% 16%
2018-06-08 03:00 AM Imports YoY 26% 21.5% 18.7%
2018-07-13 03:00 AM Imports YoY 26%
2018-08-08 03:00 AM Imports YoY
2018-09-08 02:00 AM Imports YoY


China Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 249.22 287.83 628.33 -319.71 USD HML [+]
Exports 2128.69 2004.37 2317.86 13.00 USD HML [+]
Imports 1879.48 1716.54 1879.48 16.60 USD HML [+]
Current Account -282.00 622.83 1330.85 -282.00 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 99.70 102.08 118.33 81.75 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 540.60 436.00 1310.35 18.32 USD HML [+]
Capital Flows 282.00 39.09 464.08 -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 3789.00 3729.00 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 June of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1879.48 1716.54 1879.48 16.60 1983 - 2018 USD HML Monthly
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