Exports from China jumped 11.4 percent year-on-year to USD 237.18 billion in October 2020, following a 9.9 percent gain a month earlier and beating market consensus of 9.3 percent growth. This marked the fifth straight month of increase in outbound shipments and the fastest in 19 months, as global demand recovered further from the coronavirus hit. Robust shipments of medical supplies and electronic products have supported sales over the past several months while reduced manufacturing capacity in some countries also benefited China. By contrast, China's exports of unwrought aluminum, and aluminum products fell 2% year-on-year to 418,893 tonnes. source: General Administration of Customs

Exports in China averaged 689.32 USD HML from 1981 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 2397.58 USD HML in September of 2020 and a record low of 12.50 USD HML in February of 1983. This page provides - China Exports - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. China Exports - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2020.

Exports in China is expected to be 2330.00 USD HML by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Exports in China to stand at 2370.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the China Exports is projected to trend around 2310.00 USD HML in 2021 and 2410.00 USD HML in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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China Exports

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2371.83 2397.58 2397.58 12.50 1981 - 2020 USD HML Monthly
Current Prices, NSA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-08-07 03:00 AM Jul 7.2% 0.5% -0.2% 1%
2020-09-07 03:00 AM Aug 9.5% 7.2% 7.1% 6.5%
2020-10-13 03:00 AM Sep 9.9% 9.5% 10% 9%
2020-11-07 03:00 AM Oct 11.4% 9.9% 9.3% 9%
2020-12-07 03:00 AM Nov 11.4% 10%
2021-01-14 03:00 AM Dec
2021-03-07 03:00 AM Jan-Feb
2021-04-14 03:30 AM Mar


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China Exports Rise the Most in 19 Months
Exports from China jumped 11.4 percent year-on-year to USD 237.18 billion in October 2020, following a 9.9 percent gain a month earlier and beating market consensus of 9.3 percent growth. This marked the fifth straight month of increase in outbound shipments and the fastest in 19 months, as global demand recovered further from the coronavirus hit. Robust shipments of medical supplies and electronic products have supported sales over the past several months while reduced manufacturing capacity in some countries also benefited China. By contrast, China's exports of unwrought aluminum, and aluminum products fell 2% year-on-year to 418,893 tonnes.
2020-11-07
China Exports Hit All-Time High in September
Exports from China rose 9.9 percent year-on-year to an all-time high of USD 239.8 billion in September 2020, the fourth straight month of increase and broadly in line with market consensus, as the global demand continued to recover from the pandemic hit. Chinese exports have been supported by record shipments of medical supplies and robust demand for electronic products over the past several months. In contrast, sales of refined products tumbled 30.5 percent and those of steel products plunged 28.2 percent. Also, exports of unwrought aluminum fell 2 percent. Among key trade partners, exports were up to the US (20.5 percent), ASEAN (14.4 percent), South Korea (14.8 percent), Taiwan (9.2 percent) and Australia (2.5 percent). Sales to Japan, however, dropped 2.7 percent.
2020-10-13
China Exports Rise the Most in Nearly 1-1/2 Years
Exports from China soared 9.5 percent year-on-year to USD 235.3 billion in August of 2020, above market forecasts of a 7.1 percent growth and after a 7.2 percent rise a month earlier. This marked the third straight month of increase in overseas sales and the fastest rate since March of 2019, amid further improvement in global demand as more countries lifted coronavirus-led restrictions. Chinese exports have been boosted by record shipments of medical supplies and robust demand for electronic products. Sales of refined products increased 33.1 from the previous month and those of unwrought aluminium and products went up 6.87 percent. In contrast, shipments fell for steel (-0.62 percent), rare earths (44 percent) and grains (-36.77 percent). Exports to the United States rose 20 percent to USD 44.8 billion while those to the European Union declined 20.1 percent to USD 35.7 billion
2020-09-07
China Exports Rise the Most in 7 Months
Exports from China jumped by 7.2 percent year-on-year to USD 237.6 billion in July 2020, accelerating from a 0.5 percent gain in the previous month and defying market expectations of a 0.2 percent fall. It was the fastest growth rate in exports since December last year, as global demand improves with more countries lifting COVID-19 related restrictions. The country's exports have been boosted by record shipments of medical supplies and robust demand for electronic products. At the same time, exports were down for major commodities such as refined products, unwrought aluminium and products, steel products, rare earths and grains. Among major trade partners, exports were up to the US (12.5 percent), ASEAN (14.1 percent), Australia (15.8 percent), Taiwan (3.9 percent) and South Korea (1.2 percent). Sales to Japan fell 2.0 percent.
2020-08-07

China Exports
Export growth has been a major component supporting China's rapid economic expansion. In 2019 China's exports increased 0.5 percent, slowing sharply from a 10 percent rise in 2018, with sales to the US falling sharply amid ongoing trade tensions. Machinery and transport equipment accounted for 48 percent of total exports, in particular electrical machinery, apparatus and appliances (14 percent), telecommunications and sound recording and reproducing apparatus and equipment (12 percent), office machines and automatic data processing machines (8 percent), and general industrial machinery and equipment, and machine parts (5 percent). Other major export categories were: miscellaneous manufactured articles (23 percent) on the back of furniture and parts thereof (3 percent); manufactured goods classified chiefly by material (16 percent) such as textile yarn, fabrics, made-up articles (5 percent), manufactures of metals (4 percent) and iron and steel (2 percent); chemicals and related products (6 percent); and food and live animals (3 percent). The EU and US were the largest destinations of China's shipments, accounting for 17 percent of exports each, followed by Hong Kong (11 percent), Japan (6 percent), South Korea (4 percent), Vietnam (4 percent), Germany (3 percent), India (3 percent) and the Netherlands (3 percent). The UK, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Russia, Australia, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines accounted for 2 percent each.
China Exports by Country Last Previous
European Union 45278100.00 40132200.00 USD THO Feb/20
United States 43830400.00 43960500.00 USD THO Oct/20
Hong Kong 25056300.00 25370500.00 USD THO Oct/20
Japan 12290700.00 12503600.00 USD THO Oct/20
Vietnam 10972700.00 10940800.00 USD THO Oct/20
Germany 7219500.00 7091200.00 USD THO Oct/20
United Kingdom 7095100.00 7388900.00 USD THO Oct/20
Netherlands 6982800.00 6994800.00 USD THO Oct/20
India 6736300.00 6694400.00 USD THO Oct/20
Malaysia 5435700.00 5066800.00 USD THO Oct/20
Australia 5247200.00 4817900.00 USD THO Oct/20
Taiwan 5158100.00 5320800.00 USD THO Oct/20
Singapore 4873300.00 4425500.00 USD THO Oct/20
Russia 4724500.00 4799400.00 USD THO Oct/20
Mexico 4264839.00 4102049.00 USD THO Oct/20
Thailand 4157900.00 4424700.00 USD THO Oct/20
Philippines 3857000.00 4028300.00 USD THO Oct/20
Canada 3845300.00 4347800.00 USD THO Oct/20
Brazil 3504100.00 3407700.00 USD THO Oct/20
Indonesia 3335700.00 3685400.00 USD THO Oct/20
China Exports by Category Last Previous
Mechanical & Electrical Products 144432600.00 143866500.00 USD THO Oct/20
Machinery & Transport Equipment 117484499.00 116862036.00 USD THO Oct/20
High-&-new-tech Products 72487500.00 69887500.00 USD THO Oct/20
Automatic Data Proc. Eq. & Components 19640500.00 19714000.00 USD THO Oct/20
Handled Wireless Phone and Its Parts 12818300.00 8215300.00 USD THO Oct/20
Mobile Telephone 12818256.00 8215343.00 USD THO Oct/20
Digital Automatic Data Proc. Equip. 12142463.00 11811899.00 USD THO Oct/20
Integrated Circuit 10613700.00 10953700.00 USD THO Oct/20
Plastic Products 8012300.00 7890200.00 USD THO Oct/20
Agricultural Products 6554400.00 6625200.00 USD THO Oct/20
Iron & Steel Products 6311592.00 6209219.00 USD THO Oct/20
Furniture & Related Products 5654800.00 5315500.00 USD THO Oct/20
Food & Live Animals 5638903.00 5684823.00 USD THO Oct/20
Auto Parts 5530600.00 5601600.00 USD THO Oct/20
ys 4183900.00 4112800.00 USD THO Oct/20
Steel Products 3627300.00 3479400.00 USD THO Oct/20
Lamps, Lighting Fixtures and Parts 3495000.00 3527500.00 USD THO Oct/20
Diode & Semiconductors 3194797.00 3380175.00 USD THO Oct/20
Footwear (customs) 3158809.00 3344107.00 USD THO Oct/20
Footwear (sitc) 3158800.00 3344100.00 USD THO Oct/20

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