Annual International Trade Statistics by Country (HS)
Publication date: 2022-11-14
Reporting period: 2002 - 2021
Timeseries: 194 million
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China | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) and Value Growth, YoY (%) | 2010 - 2021

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TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIESChinaWorldExportsValue (US$)1,577,763,750,888.001,898,388,434,783.002,048,782,233,084.002,209,007,280,259.002,342,292,696,320.002,273,468,224,113.002,097,637,171,895.002,263,370,504,301.002,494,230,194,966.002,498,569,865,637.002,589,098,353,298.003,362,301,613,439.00
Value Growth, YoY (%)31.3020.327.927.826.03-2.93-7.737.9010.190.173.6229.86
ImportsValue (US$)1,396,001,565,258.001,743,394,866,363.001,818,199,227,571.001,949,992,314,705.001,959,234,625,162.001,679,564,324,560.001,587,920,688,162.001,843,792,938,795.002,134,982,614,989.002,068,950,254,597.002,069,567,864,872.002,684,362,678,517.00
Value Growth, YoY (%)38.8224.884.297.240.47-14.27-5.4516.1115.79-3.090.0229.70

The value of merchandise exports from China totalled $ 3.36 trillion in 2021. Merchandise exports from China increased by 29% compared to 2020. Goods exports grew up by $ 773 billion in 2021 (the value of merchandise exports from China amounted to $2.58 trillion in 2020)

China's exports 2021 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from China in 2021:

  • USA with a share of 17.1% (577 billion US$)
  • Hong Kong with a share of 10.3% (349 billion US$)
  • Japan with a share of 4.93% (165 billion US$)
  • Korea with a share of 4.42% (148 billion US$)
  • Vietnam with a share of 4.1% (137 billion US$)
  • Germany with a share of 3.42% (115 billion US$)
  • Netherlands with a share of 3.04% (102 billion US$)
  • India with a share of 2.9% (97 billion US$)
  • United Kingdom with a share of 2.58% (87 billion US$)
  • Malaysia with a share of 2.34% (78 billion US$)

Exports structure from China in 2021 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 26% (898 billion US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 16.2% (547 billion US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 4.14% (139 billion US$): 94 - Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, n.e.s.; illuminated signs, illuminated name-plates and the like; prefabricated buildings
  • 3.89% (131 billion US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 3.56% (120 billion US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 3.02% (101 billion US$): 95 - Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof
  • 2.89% (97 billion US$): 90 - Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof
  • 2.84% (95 billion US$): 73 - Articles of iron or steel
  • 2.57% (86 billion US$): 61 - Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted
  • 2.45% (82 billion US$): 29 - Organic chemicals

What did China export in 2021?

China's Top Exports in 2021:

  • 7.66% ($257 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
  • 6.08% ($204 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
  • 4.61% ($155 billion): 8542 - Electronic integrated circuits and microassemblies
  • 1.46% ($49 billion): 9405 - Luminaires and light fittings; including searchlights, spotlights and parts thereof, n.e.s.; illuminated signs, name-plates and the like, having permanently fixed light source and parts thereof n.e.s. or included
  • 1.45% ($48 billion): 8541 - Semiconductor devices (e.g. diodes, transistors, semiconductor based transducers); including photovoltaic cells assembled or not in modules or panels, light-emitting diodes (LED) assembled with other LEDs or not, mounted piezo-electric crystals
  • 1.37% ($46 billion): 9503 - Other toys; reduced-size (scale) models and similar recreational models, working or not; puzzles of all kinds
  • 1.35% ($45 billion): 8708 - Parts and accessories of the motor vehicles of headings 87.01 to 87.05
  • 1.18% ($39 billion): 8528 - Monitors and projectors, not incorporating television reception apparatus; reception apparatus for television, whether or not incorporating radio-broadcast receivers or sound or video recording or reproducing apparatus
  • 1.17% ($39 billion): 8504 - Electrical transformers, static converters (for example, rectifiers) and inductors
  • 1.13% ($38 billion): 9403 - Other furniture and parts thereof

The value of merchandise imports to China totalled $ 2.68 trillion in 2021. Merchandise imports to China increased by 29% compared to 2020. Goods imports grew up by $ 614 billion in 2021 (the value of merchandise imports to China was equal to $2.06 trillion in 2020)

China's imports 2021 by country

Top trading partners (import sources) of China in 2021:

  • Other Asia, nes with a share of 9.3% (249 billion US$)
  • Korea with a share of 7.95% (213 billion US$)
  • Japan with a share of 7.65% (205 billion US$)
  • USA with a share of 6.74% (180 billion US$)
  • Australia with a share of 6.09% (163 billion US$)
  • China with a share of 5.84% (156 billion US$)
  • Germany with a share of 4.46% (119 billion US$)
  • Brazil with a share of 4.09% (109 billion US$)
  • Malaysia with a share of 3.65% (98 billion US$)
  • Vietnam with a share of 3.43% (92 billion US$)

Imports structure to China in 2021 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 24% (668 billion US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 14.9% (402 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 10.1% (272 billion US$): 26 - Ores, slag and ash
  • 8.61% (231 billion US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 4.06% (109 billion US$): 90 - Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof
  • 3.21% (86 billion US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 3.08% (82 billion US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 2.88% (77 billion US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
  • 2.46% (66 billion US$): 74 - Copper and articles thereof
  • 2.24% (60 billion US$): 29 - Organic chemicals

What did China import in 2021?

China's Top Imports in 2021:

  • 16.1% ($433 billion): 8542 - Electronic integrated circuits and microassemblies
  • 9.61% ($258 billion): 2709 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, crude
  • 6.8% ($182 billion): 2601 - Iron ores and concentrates, including roasted iron pyrites
  • 2.6% ($69 billion): 2711 - Petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons
  • 2.11% ($56 billion): 2603 - Copper ores and concentrates
  • 2.06% ($55 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
  • 1.99% ($53 billion): 1201 - Soya beans, whether or not broken
  • 1.96% ($52 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
  • 1.76% ($47 billion): 7108 - Gold (including gold plated with platinum) unwrought or in semi-manufactured forms, or in powder form
  • 1.54% ($41 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

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