Annual International Trade Statistics by Country (HS02)
Publication date: 2021-08-09
Reporting period: 2002 - 2020
Timeseries: 177 million
Source:UN Comtrade
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China | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) and Value Growth, YoY (%) | 2009 - 2020

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Commodity Reporter Partner Trade flow Indicator 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIES China World Exports Value (US$) 1 201 646 758 080.00 1 577 763 750 888.00 1 898 388 434 783.00 2 048 782 233 084.00 2 209 007 280 259.00 2 342 292 696 320.00 2 273 468 224 113.00 2 097 637 171 895.00 2 263 370 504 301.00 2 494 230 194 966.00 2 498 569 865 637.00 2 590 600 666 465.00
Value Growth, YoY (%) -16.009 31.30 20.321 7.922 7.82 6.033 -2.938 -7.734 7.90 10.199 0.173 3.683
Imports Value (US$) 1 005 555 225 206.00 1 396 001 565 258.00 1 743 394 866 363.00 1 818 199 227 571.00 1 949 992 314 705.00 1 959 234 625 162.00 1 679 564 324 560.00 1 587 920 688 162.00 1 843 792 938 795.00 2 134 982 614 989.00 2 068 950 254 597.00 2 055 590 611 924.00
Value Growth, YoY (%) -11.214 38.828 24.884 4.29 7.248 0.473 -14.274 -5.456 16.113 15.792 -3.092 -0.645

The value of merchandise exports from China totalled $ 2.59 trillion in 2020. Merchandise exports from China increased by 3.68% compared to 2019. Goods exports grew up by $ 92 billion in 2020 (the value of merchandise exports from China amounted to $2.49 trillion in 2019)

China's exports 2020 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from China in 2020:

  • USA with a share of 17.4% (452 billion US$)
  • Hong Kong with a share of 10.5% (272 billion US$)
  • Japan with a share of 5.5% (142 billion US$)
  • Vietnam with a share of 4.39% (113 billion US$)
  • Korea with a share of 4.34% (112 billion US$)
  • Germany with a share of 3.35% (86 billion US$)
  • Netherlands with a share of 3.04% (79 billion US$)
  • United Kingdom with a share of 2.8% (72 billion US$)
  • India with a share of 2.57% (66 billion US$)
  • Other Asia, nes with a share of 2.32% (60 billion US$)

Exports structure from China in 2020 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 26% (698 billion US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 17.4% (450 billion US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 4.22% (109 billion US$): 94 - Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings
  • 3.74% (96 billion US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 3.13% (81 billion US$): 90 - Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof
  • 2.94% (76 billion US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 2.91% (75 billion US$): 63 - Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags
  • 2.76% (71 billion US$): 95 - Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof
  • 2.74% (71 billion US$): 73 - Articles of iron or steel
  • 2.4% (62 billion US$): 62 - Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted

What did China export in 2020?

China's Top Exports in 2020:

  • 7.23% ($187 billion): 8471 - Automatic data processing machines and units thereof; magnetic or optical readers, machines for transcribing data onto data media in coded form and machines for processing such data, not elsewhere specified or included.
  • 7.22% ($187 billion): 8525 - Transmission apparatus for radio-telephony, radio-telegraphy, radio-broadcasting or television, whether or not incorporating reception apparatus or sound recording or reproducing apparatus; television cameras; still image video cameras and other video camera recorders; digital cameras.
  • 4.56% ($118 billion): 8542 - Electronic integrated circuits and microassemblies.
  • 2.13% ($55 billion): 6307 - Other made up articles, including dress patterns.
  • 1.8% ($46 billion): 8517 - Electrical apparatus for line telephony or line telegraphy, including line telephone sets with cordless handsets and telecommunication apparatus for carrier-current line systems or for digital line systems; videophones.
  • 1.45% ($37 billion): 9405 - Lamps and lighting fittings including searchlights and spotlights and parts thereof, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated signs, illuminated name-plates and the like, having a permanently fixed light source, and parts thereof not elsewhere specified or included.
  • 1.37% ($35 billion): 8541 - Diodes, transistors and similar semiconductor devices; photosensitive semiconductor devices, including photovoltaic cells whether or not assembled in modules or made up into panels; light emitting diodes; mounted piezo-electric crystals.
  • 1.29% ($33 billion): 9503 - Other toys; reduced-size (scale) models and similar recreational models, working or not; puzzles of all kinds.
  • 1.27% ($32 billion): 8708 - Parts and accessories of the motor vehicles of headings 87.01 to 87.05.
  • 1.23% ($32 billion): 8473 - Parts and accessories (other than covers, carrying cases and the like) suitable for use solely or principally with machines of headings 84.69 to 84.72.

The value of merchandise imports to China totalled $ 2.05 trillion in 2020. Overall commodity imports to China decreased by 0.645% compared to 2019. Merchandise imports decreased by $ 13.3 billion (the value of merchandise imports to China was equal to $2.06 trillion in 2019)

China's imports 2020 by country

Top trading partners (import sources) of China in 2020:

  • Other Asia, nes with a share of 9.76% (200 billion US$)
  • Japan with a share of 8.5% (174 billion US$)
  • Korea with a share of 8.4% (172 billion US$)
  • USA with a share of 6.61% (135 billion US$)
  • Areas, nes with a share of 6.19% (127 billion US$)
  • Australia with a share of 5.58% (114 billion US$)
  • Germany with a share of 5.12% (105 billion US$)
  • Brazil with a share of 4.09% (84 billion US$)
  • Vietnam with a share of 3.81% (78 billion US$)
  • Malaysia with a share of 3.63% (74 billion US$)

Imports structure to China in 2020 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 26% (548 billion US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 13% (267 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 8.75% (180 billion US$): 26 - Ores, slag and ash
  • 8.68% (178 billion US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 5.48% (112 billion US$): 90 - Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof
  • 3.59% (73 billion US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 3.46% (71 billion US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 2.36% (48 billion US$): 74 - Copper and articles thereof
  • 2.21% (45 billion US$): 29 - Organic chemicals
  • 2.18% (44 billion US$): 12 - Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder

What did China import in 2020?

China's Top Imports in 2020:

  • 17% ($351 billion): 8542 - Electronic integrated circuits and microassemblies.
  • 8.57% ($176 billion): 2709 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, crude.
  • 5.78% ($118 billion): 2601 - Iron ores and concentrates, including roasted iron pyrites.
  • 2.18% ($44 billion): 8703 - Motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons (other than those of heading 87.02), including station wagons and racing cars.
  • 2.04% ($42 billion): 2711 - Petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons.
  • 1.92% ($39 billion): 1201 - Soya beans, whether or not broken.
  • 1.74% ($35 billion): 8517 - Electrical apparatus for line telephony or line telegraphy, including line telephone sets with cordless handsets and telecommunication apparatus for carrier-current line systems or for digital line systems; videophones.
  • 1.74% ($35 billion): 8471 - Automatic data processing machines and units thereof; magnetic or optical readers, machines for transcribing data onto data media in coded form and machines for processing such data, not elsewhere specified or included.
  • 1.66% ($34 billion): 2603 - Copper ores and concentrates.
  • 1.48% ($30 billion): 7403 - Refined copper and copper alloys, unwrought.

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China | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) and Value Growth, YoY (%) | 2009 - 2020