Exports from China surged 18.1 percent year-on-year to a fresh record USD 281.9 billion in December 2020, easing from a 21.1 percent jump in the previous month although well above market consensus of a 15 percent rise, as global demand continued to recover from the COVID-19 crisis, despite a sharp appreciation in the yuan in recent months. This was the seventh consecutive month of growth, mainly supported by demand for medical supplies and electronics products for working from home. Meanwhile, exports of rare earth jumped 14 percent from a year earlier to 4,168 tonnes in December. Considering full 2020 year, total exports rose 3.6 percent, with sales to the US rising 7.9 percent. source: General Administration of Customs

Exports in China averaged 694.40 USD HML from 1981 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 2819.28 USD HML in December 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 February of 2021.

Exports in China is expected to be 2340.00 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 3110.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the China Exports is projected to trend around 3210.00 USD HML in 2022 and 3300.00 USD HML in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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China Exports

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2819.28 2680.74 2819.28 12.50 1981 - 2020 USD HML Monthly
Current Prices, NSA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
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 21.1% 11.4% 12% 10%
2021-01-14 03:00 AM Dec 18.1% 21.1% 15%


News Stream
China Exports Rise More than Expected to Fresh Record
Exports from China surged 18.1 percent year-on-year to a fresh record USD 281.9 billion in December 2020, easing from a 21.1 percent jump in the previous month although well above market consensus of a 15 percent rise, as global demand continued to recover from the COVID-19 crisis, despite a sharp appreciation in the yuan in recent months. This was the seventh consecutive month of growth, mainly supported by demand for medical supplies and electronics products for working from home. Meanwhile, exports of rare earth jumped 14 percent from a year earlier to 4,168 tonnes in December. Considering full 2020 year, total exports rose 3.6 percent, with sales to the US rising 7.9 percent.
2021-01-14
China Exports Hit Fresh Record High
Exports from China jumped 21.1 percent year-on-year to an all-time high of USD 268.07 billion in November 2020, the fastest growth since February 2018 and well above market consensus of a 12 percent increase, as global demand recovered further from the COVID-19 crisis. That comes despite a sharp appreciation in the yuan in recent months, supported by strong overseas demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) and electronics products for working from home, as well as seasonal Christmas demand. Among major trade partners, sales were up to the US (46.1 percent), the EU (8.6 percent), ASEAN (8.8 percent), Japan (5.6 percent), South Korea (9.5 percent), Taiwan (18.1 percent) and Australia (22.6 percent).
2020-12-07
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
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
United States 46502700.00 51976600.00 USD THO Dec/20
European Union 45278100.00 40132200.00 USD THO Feb/20
Hong Kong 34307100.00 29884700.00 USD THO Dec/20
Japan 13440400.00 13608100.00 USD THO Dec/20
Vietnam 13006800.00 12131500.00 USD THO Dec/20
Germany 9499800.00 8409400.00 USD THO Dec/20
Netherlands 8586900.00 8215100.00 USD THO Dec/20
United Kingdom 8000500.00 7730500.00 USD THO Dec/20
India 7722300.00 7133100.00 USD THO Dec/20
Malaysia 7068900.00 6054500.00 USD THO Dec/20
Singapore 6759800.00 5664500.00 USD THO Dec/20
Taiwan 6183700.00 5766000.00 USD THO Dec/20
Australia 5688900.00 5695900.00 USD THO Dec/20
Thailand 5422900.00 4685700.00 USD THO Dec/20
Russia 5274900.00 4757200.00 USD THO Dec/20
Indonesia 4748900.00 3928700.00 USD THO Dec/20
Philippines 4676800.00 4476100.00 USD THO Dec/20
Mexico 4426028.00 4520516.00 USD THO Dec/20
Canada 4260800.00 4703000.00 USD THO Dec/20
France 4104800.00 3206100.00 USD THO Dec/20
China Exports by Category Last Previous
Mechanical & Electrical Products 172102500.00 166343400.00 USD THO Dec/20
Machinery & Transport Equipment 139786133.00 135941566.00 USD THO Dec/20
High-&-new-tech Products 85552800.00 86114000.00 USD THO Dec/20
Automatic Data Proc. Eq. & Components 22297600.00 21210200.00 USD THO Dec/20
Handled Wireless Phone and Its Parts 14354300.00 20598800.00 USD THO Dec/20
Mobile Telephone 14354258.00 20598790.00 USD THO Dec/20
Integrated Circuit 13484500.00 11473500.00 USD THO Dec/20
Digital Automatic Data Proc. Equip. 13391023.00 12668321.00 USD THO Dec/20
Plastic Products 9673400.00 9201800.00 USD THO Dec/20
Iron & Steel Products 7799931.00 7136392.00 USD THO Dec/20
Agricultural Products 7557700.00 7482600.00 USD THO Dec/20
Furniture & Related Products 7445800.00 6867000.00 USD THO Dec/20
Food & Live Animals 6394782.00 6348873.00 USD THO Dec/20
Auto Parts 5940500.00 5959500.00 USD THO Dec/20
Lamps, Lighting Fixtures and Parts 4849200.00 4449500.00 USD THO Dec/20
Steel Products 4588400.00 4069700.00 USD THO Dec/20
Footwear (customs) 4077033.00 3243901.00 USD THO Dec/20
Footwear (sitc) 4077000.00 3243900.00 USD THO Dec/20
Iron & Steel 3504753.00 3058361.00 USD THO Dec/20
ys 3381200.00 3894300.00 USD THO Dec/20

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