Exports from China surged by 3.5 percent year-on-year to USD 200.28 billion in April 2020, marking the first positive growth since December last year and defying market expectations of a 12.1 percent plunge, as many factories in the country resumed operations after extended shutdowns due to the coronavirus outbreak. There was an increase in sales of medical equipment, traditional Chinese medicine and textiles, which include masks. Among key trade partners, exports advanced to Japan (33.0 percent), Australia (31.9 percent), Taiwan (20.7 percent), South Korea (8.4 percent), ASEAN (4.2 percent) and the US (2.2 percent).

Exports in China averaged 665.48 USD HML from 1981 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 2386.54 USD HML in December of 2019 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 June of 2020. source: General Administration of Customs

Exports in China is expected to be 2150.00 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 2230.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the China Exports is projected to trend around 2210.00 USD HML in 2021, according to our econometric models.

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China Exports

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2002.82 1851.46 2386.54 12.50 1981 - 2020 USD HML Monthly
Current Prices, NSA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-01-14 03:00 AM Dec 7.6% -1.3% 3.2% 3.6%
2020-03-07 03:00 AM Jan-Feb -17.2% 7.9% -14% -20.2%
2020-04-14 03:30 AM Mar -6.6% -17.2% -14% -13%
2020-05-07 03:00 AM Apr 3.5% -6.6% -12.1% -14.3%


News Stream
China Exports Unexpectedly Rebound in April
Exports from China surged by 3.5 percent year-on-year to USD 200.28 billion in April 2020, marking the first positive growth since December last year and defying market expectations of a 12.1 percent plunge, as many factories in the country resumed operations after extended shutdowns due to the coronavirus outbreak. There was an increase in sales of medical equipment, traditional Chinese medicine and textiles, which include masks. Among key trade partners, exports advanced to Japan (33.0 percent), Australia (31.9 percent), Taiwan (20.7 percent), South Korea (8.4 percent), ASEAN (4.2 percent) and the US (2.2 percent).
2020-05-07
China Exports Fall Less than Expected
Exports from China dropped 6.6 percent year-on-year to USD 185.15 billion in March 2020, compared with market estimates of a 14.0 percent fall and after a 17.2 percent plunge in January-February combined, amid the coronavirus pandemic. Sales of unwrought aluminium and products fell 5 percent, but were still at their highest since May 2019. Meanwhile, exports of steel products increased 2.3 percent and those of rare earth jumped 19.2 percent, the largest annual advance since 2014, as the industry appeared to recover from the coronavirus outbreak. Among the biggest trade partners, exports fell to the US (-20.8 percent), Australia (-8.6 percent) and Japan (-1.4 percent), but rose to ASEAN (7.7 percent), Taiwan (4.0 percent) and South Korea (1.2 percent). Considering the first quarter of 2020, exports declined 13.3 percent from a year earlier.
2020-04-14
China Exports Slump More than Estimated
Exports from China tumbled 17.2 percent year-on-year to USD 292.45 billion in January-February 2020 combined, compared with market estimates of a 14.2 percent fall, amid heavily disruption of China's supply chain due to factories shutdown after an extended Lunar New Year holiday in January and widening travel restriction imposed by the government to mitigate a virus illness. Sales of unwrought aluminium, including primary metal, alloy and semi-finished products, plummeted 25.3 percent year-on-year to 669,208 tonnes. Also, exports of rare earth plunged 17.3 percent to 5,489.2 tonnes.
2020-03-07
China Exports Rise the Most in 9 Months
Exports from China jumped 7.6 percent year-on-year to USD 237.65 billion in December 2019, the first increase in five months and well above market expectations of a 3.2 percent rise. This marked the steepest export growth since March, amid strengthening global demand and a progress in trade talks with the US, with a Phase 1 deal set to be signed on Wednesday. There were gains in exports of both refined products (15.8 percent) and coal (117.7 percent), while falls were seen in sales of unwrought aluminium and products (-9.3 percent), coke & semi-coke (-31.4 percent), steel products (-15.7 percent), rare earths (-32.5 percent), and rice (-22.8 percent). For full year of 2019, exports rose 0.5 percent, compared to 10 percent in 2018, with sales to the US falling 12.5 percent.
2020-01-14

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 32060400.00 25210800.00 USD THO Apr/20
Hong Kong 21698000.00 20979700.00 USD THO Apr/20
Japan 13658100.00 12576500.00 USD THO Apr/20
Vietnam 8632400.00 9944000.00 USD THO Apr/20
Germany 7752200.00 5654600.00 USD THO Apr/20
Netherlands 6883000.00 5257100.00 USD THO Apr/20
Taiwan 5158200.00 4882100.00 USD THO Apr/20
Singapore 4909100.00 4922100.00 USD THO Apr/20
Australia 4384900.00 3648000.00 USD THO Apr/20
Thailand 4344000.00 4333100.00 USD THO Apr/20
United Kingdom 4265300.00 3697000.00 USD THO Apr/20
Russia 3978200.00 3119500.00 USD THO Apr/20
Indonesia 3643600.00 3842700.00 USD THO Apr/20
Malaysia 3626100.00 4709700.00 USD THO Apr/20
Mexico 3414289.00 3495306.00 USD THO Apr/20
India 3219800.00 5838500.00 USD THO Apr/20
Canada 2998400.00 2337400.00 USD THO Apr/20
United Arab Emirates 2706633.00 2495880.00 USD THO Apr/20
France 2645400.00 1961600.00 USD THO Apr/20
China Exports by Category Last Previous
Mechanical & Electrical Products 118777900.00 107639400.00 USD THO Apr/20
Machinery & Transport Equipment 98720779.00 89698751.00 USD THO Apr/20
High-&-new-tech Products 60989100.00 56225000.00 USD THO Apr/20
Automatic Data Proc. Eq. & Components 19137300.00 13914200.00 USD THO Apr/20
Digital Automatic Data Proc. Equip. 11478818.00 7410809.00 USD THO Apr/20
Integrated Circuit 8488000.00 8789600.00 USD THO Apr/20
Handled Wireless Phone and Its Parts 8059100.00 8350000.00 USD THO Apr/20
Mobile Telephone 8059091.00 8349998.00 USD THO Apr/20
Agricultural Products 6488600.00 6743400.00 USD THO Apr/20
Plastic Products 6271700.00 5560100.00 USD THO Apr/20
Iron & Steel Products 5774960.00 5135769.00 USD THO Apr/20
Food & Live Animals 5271734.00 5477385.00 USD THO Apr/20
Steel Products 4753600.00 4859700.00 USD THO Apr/20
Auto Parts 3979500.00 4916000.00 USD THO Apr/20
Furniture & Related Products 3906200.00 3491100.00 USD THO Apr/20
Iron & Steel 3618486.00 3922262.00 USD THO Apr/20
Refined Petroleum Oil (value) 3514600.00 3992600.00 USD THO Apr/20
Telecoms Equipment Parts 3046091.00 2627284.00 USD THO Dec/19
Diode & Semiconductors 2964069.00 3002286.00 USD THO Apr/20
Parts of Automatic Data Proc.equip. 2701268.00 2043086.00 USD THO Apr/20

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