Exports from China surged 9.1 percent from a year earlier to USD 217.6 billion in January 2019, defying markets' expectations of a 3.2 percent fall and reversing a 4.4 percent drop a month earlier. The rebound in overseas sales came in amid signs of trade talks progress and efforts from companies to ship out goods ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday. Exports rose for unwrought aluminium and aluminium products (25.5 percent to a record 552,000 tonnes); steel products (33.1 percent to 6.19 million tonnes); coal (115 percent to 0.6 million tonnes); and rice (2.1 percent to 143,000 tonnes). Among China's biggest trade partners, exports rose to the EU (15.3 percent), ASEAN countries (12.5 percent), Japan (5.7 percent), South Korea (14.4 percent), Taiwan (13.3 percent) and Australia (19.1 percent). By contrast, exports to the US dropped 2.4 percent. Exports in China averaged 621.41 USD HML from 1981 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 2315.23 USD HML in December of 2017 and a record low of 12.50 USD HML in February of 1983.

Exports in China is expected to be 1700.00 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 2150.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the China Exports is projected to trend around 2210.00 USD HML in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-09-08 04:00 AM Exports YoY 9.8% 12.2% 10.1%
2018-10-12 02:30 AM Exports YoY 14.5% 9.8% 8.9%
2018-11-08 03:00 AM Exports YoY 15.6% 14.5% 11%
2018-12-08 03:00 AM Exports YoY 5.4% 15.6% 10.0%


China Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 391.60 570.60 612.86 -320.02 USD HML [+]
Current Account 546.00 233.00 1330.85 -341.00 USD HML [+]
Current Account to GDP 1.30 1.80 10.10 -3.70 percent [+]
Imports 1784.11 1641.94 1949.90 13.88 USD HML [+]
Exports 2175.72 2212.49 2315.23 12.50 USD HML [+]
External Debt 17106.00 14206.57 17799.32 158.28 USD HML [+]
Terms of Trade 93.52 96.59 118.33 81.75 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows -546.00 168.00 725.40 -1305.58 USD HML [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 124.10 1349.70 1349.70 18.32 USD HML [+]
Tourist Arrivals 2917.00 2815.12 2917.00 22.96 Tens of Thousands [+]
Gold Reserves 1852.50 1852.50 1852.50 395.01 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 3789.00 3690.00 4408.00 1012.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Tourism Revenues 5.97 5.40 5.97 4.13 CNY Trillion [+]
Terrorism Index 5.11 5.54 6.29 1.47 [+]
Weapons Sales 1131.00 2192.00 2606.00 3.00 USD Million [+]

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China Exports

Export growth has been a major component supporting China's rapid economic expansion. In 2015 and 2016, the exports declined due to weaker global demand but in 2017 it has been back into steady growth path. China major exports are: mechanical and electrical products, high tech products, clothing, textiles, footwear, furniture, plastic products and ceramic, motors and generators and integrated circuits. China’s main export partners are the United States, Hong Kong, the European Union of which Germany, the UK and the Netherlands, ASEAN countries of which Vietnam, Japan, South Korea and India. This page provides - China Exports - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. China Exports - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2175.72 2212.49 2315.23 12.50 1981 - 2019 USD HML Monthly
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