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.

Exports in China averaged 678.66 USD HML from 1981 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 2386.38 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 September of 2020. source: General Administration of Customs

Exports in China is expected to be 2380.00 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 2250.00 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
2352.59 2376.31 2386.38 12.50 1981 - 2020 USD HML Monthly
Current Prices, NSA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-06-07 03:00 AM May -3.3% 3.5% -7% -8.4%
2020-07-14 03:00 AM Jun 0.5% -3.3% -1.5% -1.4%
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%


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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 Rise Unexpectedly
Exports from China unexpectedly increased by 0.5 percent year-on-year to USD 213.57 billion in June 2020, after a 3.3 percent fall in the previous month and defying market expectations of a 1.5 percent drop, as global demand started to improve after more countries lifted coronavirus-led lockdown restrictions and social distancing measures. Demand for virus-related medical products, such as face masks and personal protective equipment, has helped China sell more products overseas. In contrast, exports of refined products declined 28.6 percent; those of unwrought aluminium and products were down 30 percent; and steel fell 30.3 percent.
2020-07-14
China Exports Fall Less than Expected in May
Exports from China dropped by 3.3 percent year-on-year to USD 206.81 billion in May 2020, after a 3.5 percent rise in the previous month and better than market expectations of a 7 percent decline, as the coronavirus health crisis ravaged business activity and global demand.
2020-06-07

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 44773100.00 43731000.00 USD THO Aug/20
Hong Kong 22914400.00 24549500.00 USD THO Aug/20
Japan 11647300.00 11840700.00 USD THO Aug/20
Vietnam 9848700.00 9846300.00 USD THO Aug/20
United Kingdom 8333400.00 7800100.00 USD THO Aug/20
Germany 7642200.00 8194000.00 USD THO Aug/20
Netherlands 6983800.00 7556900.00 USD THO Aug/20
India 6201100.00 5600800.00 USD THO Aug/20
Taiwan 5336200.00 4972200.00 USD THO Aug/20
Russia 5258600.00 4892700.00 USD THO Aug/20
Malaysia 5185100.00 5218900.00 USD THO Aug/20
Singapore 4669300.00 5273200.00 USD THO Aug/20
Australia 4489200.00 4722800.00 USD THO Aug/20
Philippines 4413500.00 4058000.00 USD THO Aug/20
Thailand 4378700.00 4746900.00 USD THO Aug/20
Mexico 4301359.00 3733977.00 USD THO Aug/20
Canada 4194400.00 4247600.00 USD THO Aug/20
France 3535100.00 3456700.00 USD THO Aug/20
Indonesia 3451200.00 3612300.00 USD THO Aug/20
China Exports by Category Last Previous
Mechanical & Electrical Products 137868500.00 138692700.00 USD THO Aug/20
Machinery & Transport Equipment 111268952.00 111947189.00 USD THO Aug/20
High-&-new-tech Products 67124900.00 69393700.00 USD THO Aug/20
Automatic Data Proc. Eq. & Components 18643500.00 19163800.00 USD THO Aug/20
Digital Automatic Data Proc. Equip. 11194664.00 11423333.00 USD THO Aug/20
Integrated Circuit 10300700.00 10707100.00 USD THO Aug/20
Mobile Telephone 9872705.00 11057359.00 USD THO Aug/20
Handled Wireless Phone and Its Parts 9872700.00 11057400.00 USD THO Aug/20
Plastic Products 8211600.00 8269000.00 USD THO Aug/20
Agricultural Products 6230600.00 6434400.00 USD THO Aug/20
Iron & Steel Products 6228884.00 6556877.00 USD THO Aug/20
Furniture & Related Products 5351700.00 5530500.00 USD THO Aug/20
Food & Live Animals 5246155.00 5380794.00 USD THO Aug/20
Auto Parts 5089600.00 4645000.00 USD THO Aug/20
ys 3935300.00 3541700.00 USD THO Aug/20
Lamps, Lighting Fixtures and Parts 3734900.00 3904000.00 USD THO Aug/20
Footwear (sitc) 3446300.00 3560000.00 USD THO Aug/20
Footwear (customs) 3446260.00 3559995.00 USD THO Aug/20
Steel Products 3323200.00 3644400.00 USD THO Aug/20
Telecoms Equipment Parts 3046091.00 2627284.00 USD THO Dec/19

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