This page displays a table with China Imports By Category in U.S. dollars, according to the United Nations COMTRADE database on international trade.



China Imports By Category Value Year
Electrical, electronic equipment $548.74B 2020
Mineral fuels, oils, distillation products $267.56B 2020
Machinery, nuclear reactors, boilers $191.96B 2020
Ores slag and ash $180.02B 2020
Optical, photo, technical, medical apparatus $99.10B 2020
Vehicles other than railway, tramway $73.97B 2020
Plastics $71.04B 2020
Copper $48.55B 2020
Organic chemicals $45.56B 2020
Oil seed, oleagic fruits, grain, seed, fruits $44.96B 2020
Iron and steel $36.82B 2020
Pharmaceutical products $34.92B 2020
Pearls, precious stones, metals, coins $31.75B 2020
Meat and edible meat offal $30.27B 2020
Essential oils, perfumes, cosmetics, toileteries $20.49B 2020
Wood and articles of wood, wood charcoal $20.19B 2020
Miscellaneous chemical products $18.84B 2020
Pulp of wood, fibrous cellulosic material, waste $16.91B 2020
Rubbers $16.13B 2020
Fish, crustaceans, molluscs, aquatics invertebrates $12.37B 2020
Edible fruits, nuts, peel of citrus fruit, melons $12.02B 2020
Animal, vegetable fats and oils, cleavage products $11.25B 2020
Inorganic chemicals, precious metal compound, isotope $11.03B 2020
Commodities not specified according to kind $10.91B 2020
Aircraft, spacecraft $9.53B 2020
Articles of iron or steel $9.48B 2020
Cereals $9.32B 2020
Cotton $8.28B 2020
Aluminum $8.14B 2020
Glass and glassware $7.85B 2020
Cereal, flour, starch, milk preparations and products $7.33B 2020
Paper and paperboard, articles of pulp, paper and board $7.29B 2020
Dairy products, eggs, honey, edible products $7.29B 2020
Salt, sulphur, earth, stone, plaster, lime and cement $6.89B 2020
Footwear, gaiters and the like, $5.97B 2020
Beverages, spirits and vinegar $5.09B 2020
Soaps, lubricants, waxes, candles, modelling pastes $5.03B 2020
Tanning, dyeing extracts, tannins, derivatives, pigments $4.83B 2020
Articles of leather, animal gut, harness, travel good $4.82B 2020
Residues, wastes of food industry, animal fodder $4.80B 2020
Articles of apparel, not knit or crocheted $4.75B 2020
Miscellaneous edible preparations $4.47B 2020
Clocks and watches $4.47B 2020
Nickel $4.22B 2020
Albuminoids, modified starches, glues, enzymes $3.93B 2020
Articles of apparel, knit or crocheted $3.51B 2020
Base metals not specified elsewhere, cermets. $3.41B 2020
Tools, implements, cutlery of base metal $3.11B 2020
Fertilizers $2.91B 2020
Furniture, lighting signs, prefabricated buildings $2.90B 2020
Photographic or cinematographic goods $2.90B 2020
Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather $2.73B 2020
Sugars and sugar confectionery $2.64B 2020
Toys, games, sports requisites $2.30B 2020
Wool, animal hair, horsehair yarn and fabric $2.29B 2020
Manmade filaments $2.22B 2020
Printed books, newspapers, pictures $2.21B 2020
Ships, boats, and other floating structures $2.17B 2020
Zinc $1.99B 2020
Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers $1.96B 2020
Miscellanneous manufactured articles $1.90B 2020
Stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials $1.83B 2020
Miscellaneous articles of base metal $1.81B 2020
Manmade staple fibers $1.63B 2020
Wadding, felt, nonwovens, yarns, twine, cordage $1.48B 2020
Impregnated, coated or laminated textile fabric $1.47B 2020
Milling products, malt, starches, inlin, wheat gluten $1.44B 2020
Other made textile articles, sets, worn clothing $1.42B 2020
Ceramic products $1.35B 2020
Vegetable, fruit, nut food preparations $1.34B 2020
Coffee, tea, mate and spices $1.24B 2020
Tobacco and manufactures tobacco substitutes $1.17B 2020
Knitted or crocheted fabric $1.02B 2020
Vegetable textile fibers not specified elsewhere, paper yarn, woven fabric $811.28M 2020
Cocoa and cocoa preparations $775.60M 2020
Products of animal origin $763.72M 2020
Railway, tramway locomotives, rolling stock, equipment $716.42M 2020
Works of art, collectors' pieces and antiques $669.40M 2020
Live animals $634.77M 2020
Furskins and artificial fur, manufactures $543.34M 2020
Musical instruments, parts and accessories $443.55M 2020
Tin $410.51M 2020
Lac, gums, resins $370.80M 2020
Meat, fish and seafood preparations $352.72M 2020
Special woven or tufted fabric, lace, tapestry $331.79M 2020
Bird skin, feathers, artificial flowers, human hair $315.44M 2020
Live trees, plants, bulbs, roots, cut flowers $243.77M 2020
Headgear and $191.51M 2020
Vegetable plaiting materials, vegetable products $129.12M 2020
Lead $120.53M 2020
Explosives, pyrotechnics, matches, pyrophorics $93.45M 2020
Carpets and other textile floor coverings $79.49M 2020
Silk $48.43M 2020
Cork and articles of cork $35.08M 2020
Manufacturers of plaiting material, basketwork $16.28M 2020
Arms and ammunition, parts and accessories $10.55M 2020
Umbrellas, walking-sticks, seat-sticks, whips $8.97M 2020




China Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 51.12 47.38 94.38 -61.99 USD Billion [+]
Current Account 895.00 1183.70 1330.90 -522.50 USD HML [+]
Current Account to GDP 1.80 1.90 10.10 -3.70 percent of GDP [+]
Imports 222.50 228.70 253.05 1.39 USD Billion [+]
Exports 273.62 276.08 340.40 1.25 USD Billion [+]
External Debt 27466.00 24007.90 27466.00 158.28 USD HML [+]
Terms of Trade 98.23 99.82 119.65 81.75 points [+]
Capital Flows -895.00 -320.60 760.00 -1305.60 USD HML [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 744.70 590.90 1734.80 18.32 USD HML [+]
Tourist Arrivals 0.00 0.00 4911.36 0.00 Tens of Thousands [+]
Gold Reserves 1948.31 1948.31 1948.31 395.01 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 4185.00 3878.00 4408.00 1012.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Imports YoY 0.01 -0.10 85.50 -43.10 percent [+]
Exports YoY 3.90 14.70 154.70 -40.60 percent [+]
Tourism Revenues 6.63 5.97 6.63 0.77 CNY Trillion [+]
Terrorism Index 3.59 4.47 6.29 1.47 [+]
Weapons Sales 760.00 1472.00 2605.00 3.00 SIPRI TIV Million [+]



China Imports by Category Last Previous
Mechanical & Electrical Products 87045696.82 94250504.22 USD THO Apr/22
High-&-new-tech Products 61530147.00 68565430.65 USD THO Apr/22
Fuels & Related Materials 41677238.56 33157891.93 USD THO Mar/22
Integrated Circuit 34782000.00 38359200.00 USD THO Apr/22
Crude Petroleum (value) 34225627.00 30216853.00 USD THO Apr/22
Agricultural Products 19029400.00 17420900.00 USD THO Apr/22
Iron Ore & Concentrates 11573000.80 10821968.50 USD THO Apr/22
Iron Ores & Concentrate 11573000.00 10822000.00 USD THO Apr/22
Motor Vehicles & Chassis 6167131.83 4434039.22 USD THO Apr/22
Soybean 5348514.90 3981588.04 USD THO Apr/22
Copper Ores & Concentrate 4868000.00 5367800.00 USD THO Apr/22
Copper Ore & Concentrate 4867954.86 5367764.14 USD THO Apr/22
Unwrought Copper & Copper Products 4863608.31 5188160.29 USD THO Apr/22
Automatic Data Proc. Eq. & Components 4544000.00 5504700.00 USD THO Apr/22
Liquefied Petroleum Gas 4260700.00 4191500.00 USD THO Apr/22
Iron & Steel 3817670.34 3268810.48 USD THO Mar/22
Measuring Instruments 3742502.00 2628268.00 USD THO Mar/22
Coal 3702222.10 2315239.14 USD THO Apr/22
Medicinal & Pharmaceutical Products 3278640.31 2941865.72 USD THO Mar/22
Pharmaceuticals 2825000.00 3634100.00 USD THO Apr/22
Copper & Its Alloys 2760280.00 2570289.00 USD THO Dec/19
Parts of Motor Vehicles 2693006.20 2636365.19 USD THO Apr/22
Diode & Semiconductors 2362649.14 2404799.43 USD THO Apr/22
Parts of Automatic Data Proc.equip. 2016164.00 1649345.00 USD THO Mar/22
Cereals & Cereal Flour 1895558.00 1436542.00 USD THO Mar/22
Plastic Products 1837581.00 1468597.00 USD THO Mar/22
Paper Pulp 1763118.04 1531641.98 USD THO Apr/22
Four Wheel Drive Car 1759970.00 2207839.00 USD THO Dec/19
Steel Products 1503786.68 1540095.15 USD THO Apr/22
Cars Incl. Spare Parts 1471473.00 2616730.00 USD THO Dec/19
Logs & Lumber 1442600.00 1302400.00 USD THO Apr/22
Lcd Panel 1321700.00 1620900.00 USD THO Apr/22
Refined Petroleum Oil 1296770.00 1548125.00 USD THO Apr/22
Fresh and Dried Fruits and Nuts 1217200.00 1105200.00 USD THO Apr/22
Parts of Telecoms Equipments 1076356.00 1286829.00 USD THO Dec/19
Fuel Oil 1002483.00 487567.00 USD THO Dec/19
No. 5-7 Fuel Oil 1002400.00 487600.00 USD THO Dec/19
Steel Sheets & Plates 966843.00 736500.00 USD THO Dec/19
Iron & Steel Products 873441.57 697490.20 USD THO Mar/22
Synthetic Rubber 746079.00 679490.00 USD THO Dec/19
Unwrought & Rolled Aluminum 692512.00 498720.00 USD THO Mar/22
Sugar & Sugar Confectionery 692294.00 535771.00 USD THO Mar/22
Timber 665783.00 529218.00 USD THO Mar/22
Wood 636599.00 484845.00 USD THO Mar/22
Machine Tools 628300.00 732400.00 USD THO Apr/22
Printing, Binding Machinery & Parts 609266.00 427972.00 USD THO Mar/22
Copper Products 576204.00 476867.00 USD THO Dec/19
Clocks, Watches & Parts 477243.03 432783.64 USD THO Mar/22
Aircraft 474100.00 396700.00 USD THO Apr/22
Insulated Wire Or Cable 468655.00 334068.00 USD THO Mar/22
Paper & Paperboard 457241.00 406432.00 USD THO Dec/19
Edible Vegetable Oil (incl. Palm Oil) 446296.52 477900.57 USD THO Apr/22
Fertilizers 438500.00 374300.00 USD THO Apr/22
Cotton Yarn 407367.00 312601.00 USD THO Mar/22
Semi-finished Steel Products 357953.00 271557.00 USD THO Dec/19
Copper Waste & Scrap 342069.00 441703.00 USD THO Dec/19
Liquid Lifting Machine 340922.00 336214.00 USD THO Dec/19
Electric Motors & Generators 333181.00 339810.00 USD THO Dec/19
Mechanical Handling Equipment 332723.00 303293.00 USD THO Dec/19
Natural Rubber 330787.00 266719.00 USD THO Dec/19
Wheat 329531.00 242336.00 USD THO Mar/22
Textile Machinery & Spares 304904.00 253983.00 USD THO Dec/19
Abs Resin 293348.00 287226.00 USD THO Dec/19
Unwrought Aluminium & Aluminium 275485.00 234254.00 USD THO Nov/19
Iron & Steel Nails & Bolts 254667.00 261040.00 USD THO Dec/19
Digital Central Processing Components 233809.00 240476.00 USD THO Mar/22
Kerosene 216022.00 162417.00 USD THO Dec/19
Rolled Aluminum 213908.00 216008.00 USD THO Dec/19
Construction & Mining Machinery 208964.00 196810.00 USD THO Dec/19
Gypsum, Cement & Related Materials 193344.78 157781.07 USD THO Mar/22
Ox & Horse Leather 163345.00 138329.00 USD THO Mar/22
Wool 155046.00 107024.00 USD THO Mar/22
Stone, Cement, Asbestos, Etc. Products 153540.14 120828.15 USD THO Mar/22
Manufactured Goods 142971.48 116864.48 USD Million Mar/22
Aluminum Oxides 134665.00 75980.00 USD THO Dec/19
Rape Oil & Mustard Oil 133641.00 117925.00 USD THO Mar/22
Synthetic Fibres & Woven Yarn 109142.00 109585.00 USD THO Dec/19
Synthetic Fibres, Filament & Yarn 103601.00 85477.00 USD THO Mar/22
Steel & Iron Pipe 98837.00 125035.00 USD THO Dec/19
Knitted Or Crocheted Fabrics 89983.00 60283.00 USD THO Mar/22
Primary Products 85732.78 69968.38 USD Million Mar/22
Digital Automatic Data Proc. Equip. 81552.00 44660.00 USD THO Mar/22
Synthetic Fiber For Spinning 70567.00 64652.00 USD THO Dec/19
Cigarette 67981.00 42733.00 USD THO Dec/19
Trucks 65150.00 32874.00 USD THO Mar/22
Refrigerator & Equipment 62068.00 96269.00 USD THO Dec/19
Sugar 59878.00 202181.00 USD THO Mar/22
Cotton Woven Fabrics 59841.00 62737.00 USD THO Dec/19
Electronic Integrated Circuits 48400.00 40800.00 MILLIONS Mar/22
Mineral Products 43673.87 43830.42 USD Million May/19
Electronic Technology 43004.86 33815.48 USD Million Mar/22
Weaving Machines 42781.00 31880.00 USD THO Dec/19
Textile Yarn Machinery 41851.00 43306.00 USD THO Dec/19
Diesel Oil 41612.00 42661.00 USD THO Dec/19
Polyester Chips 38019.00 41698.00 USD THO Dec/19
Paper Making Machinery &parts 36494.00 31147.00 USD THO Dec/19
Food Processing Machinery & Parts 34745.00 26254.00 USD THO Dec/19
Inedible Crude Materials, Except Fuels 32664.39 27215.00 USD Million Mar/22
Scrap Aluminum 32495.00 86484.00 USD THO Dec/19
Soya Bean Oil 26923.00 14691.00 USD THO Mar/22
Steel Or Iron Angles, Shapes & Sections 25051.00 21108.00 USD THO Dec/19
Machinery and Equipments 16191.56 16417.85 USD Million May/19
Plywood 13769.00 11944.00 USD THO Dec/19
Chemical Industrial Products 13212.54 12301.59 USD Million May/19
Special Automobiles 11607.00 6775.00 USD THO Mar/22
Primary Products - Food & Live Animals 10119.81 8611.02 USD Million Mar/22
Computer and Communication Technology 9646.58 7607.58 USD Million Mar/22
Conveyance 8513.77 9017.90 USD Million May/19
Automobile Chassis & Engine 8439.00 7842.00 USD THO Dec/19
Base Metal and Products 8088.01 8518.42 USD Million May/19
Apparatus and Instruments 8045.03 8329.28 USD Million May/19
Plastic and Products 6153.51 6346.83 USD Million May/19
Air Conditoner 6067.00 6369.00 USD THO Dec/19
Life Scientific Technology 4407.32 3824.32 USD Million Mar/22
Photoelectricity Technology 3138.29 3225.36 USD Million Dec/21
Textile Material and Products 2983.35 2967.74 USD Million May/19
Auto Parts and Accessories 2636.37 2251.72 USD Million Mar/22
Scrap Steel 2048.00 639.00 USD THO Dec/19
Dump Trucks Incl. Spare Parts 1569.00 742.00 USD THO Dec/19
Aviation and Spaceflight Technology 1536.31 1508.98 USD Million Mar/22
Metalwork 1435.13 1445.43 USD Million May/19
Bus, 10 to 29 Seater 1221.00 620.00 USD THO Dec/19
Material Technology 642.43 515.09 USD Million Mar/22
Biological Technology 637.58 402.17 USD Million Mar/22
Primary Products - Beverages & Tobacco 495.01 362.07 USD Million Mar/22
Non-food Raw Materials 326.64 272.15 USD HML Mar/22
Telephonic Switching Appar 1.12 0.25 Thousand Dec/19