Exports from China rose 1.1 percent year-on-year to USD 213.85 billion in May 2019, recovering from a 2.7 percent decline in the previous month and defying market expectations of a 3.8 percent fall. The rebound in overseas sales came in amid efforts from companies to rush out shipments to avoid higher US tariffs that US President Donald Trump is threatening to impose in a rapidly escalating trade conflict. Sales rose for unwrought aluminium and aluminium products (10.5 percent); coke & semi-coke (4.8 percent); and rice (236.3 percent). In contrast, exports of steel products dropped 16.6 percent; while those of coal declined 39.6 percent. Exports of rare earths slumped 18.2 percent from a year ago. Among China's largest trade partners, exports rose to the EU (6.1 percent), ASEAN (3.5 percent), Taiwan (12.8 percent), Japan (0.5 percent), South Korea (1.8 percent) and Australia (2 percent). In contrast, sales to the US fell 4.2 percent. Exports in China averaged 633.22 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 2200.00 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 1750.00 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 416.58 137.70 612.86 -320.02 USD HML [+]
Current Account 586.00 545.99 1330.85 -341.00 USD HML [+]
Current Account to GDP 0.40 1.30 10.10 -3.70 percent [+]
Imports 1721.88 1797.10 1951.30 13.88 USD HML [+]
Exports 2138.45 1934.80 2315.23 12.50 USD HML [+]
External Debt 19652.14 17106.00 19652.14 158.28 USD HML [+]
Terms of Trade 101.86 100.20 118.33 81.75 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows -586.00 -546.00 725.40 -1305.58 USD HML [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 546.10 451.37 1349.66 18.32 USD HML [+]
Tourist Arrivals 3054.00 2917.00 3054.00 22.96 Tens of Thousands [+]
Gold Reserves 1864.30 1852.50 1864.30 395.01 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 3780.00 3812.00 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 1040.00 1227.00 2605.00 3.00 USD Million [+]

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China Exports

Export growth has been a major component supporting China's rapid economic expansion. 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 June of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2138.45 1934.80 2315.23 12.50 1981 - 2019 USD HML Monthly
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