Imports to China rose by 20.6 percent year-on-year to USD 215.68 billion in October 2021, compared with market expectations of a 25.0 percent gain and after a 17.6 percent growth in September. Purchases grew for coal (96.29 percent), refined products (43.28 percent), natural gas (24.53 percent) copper ores & concentrates (6.33 percent), while fell for crude oil (-11.2 percent), unwrought copper (-33.58 percent), iron ore (-14.18 percent), steel products (-41.67 percent), edible oil (-30.73 percent), rubber (-23.70 percent), soybeans (-41.19 percent), and meats (-12.75 percent). Arrivals gained from Japan (9.9 percent), South Korea (22.3 percent), Taiwan (7.2 percent), Australia (24.3 percent), the US (4.6 percent), and the ASEAN countries (23.1 percent), but dropped slightly from the EU (-0.7 percent). source: General Administration of Customs

Imports in China averaged 613.11 USD HML from 1981 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 2389.80 USD HML in September of 2021 and a record low of 13.88 USD HML in February of 1983. This page provides - China Imports - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. China Imports - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on November of 2021.

Imports 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. In the long-term, the China Imports is projected to trend around 2200.00 USD HML in 2022 and 2350.00 USD HML in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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China Imports

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Balance of Trade 845.40 667.60 USD HML Oct/21
Imports 2156.80 2389.80 USD HML Oct/21
Exports 3002.20 3057.37 USD HML Oct/21
Terms of Trade 92.39 95.02 points Oct/21
China Imports
In 2019 imports to China fell 2.7 percent, the first yearly decline in three years, on weak domestic demand and persistent trade tensions with the US. Machinery and transport equipment accounted for 38 percent of total imports on the back of electrical machinery, apparatus and appliances (21 percent), road vehicles (4 percent), telecommunications and sound recording and reproducing apparatus and equipment (3 percent), and office machines and automatic data processing machines (3 percent). Other important categories were: mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials (17 percent) led by petroleum, petroleum products and related materials (13 percent) and gas, natural and manufactured (3 percent); crude materials, inedible, except fuels (14 percent), such as metalliferous ores and metal scrap (9 percent); chemicals and related products (11 percent) due to organic chemicals (3 percent) and plastics in primary forms (3 percent); miscellaneous manufactured articles (7 percent); manufactured goods classified chiefly by material (7 percent); and food and live animals (4 percent). The biggest source of imports was the EU (13 percent of imports) of which Germany (5 percent) and France (2 percent), followed by South Korea, Taiwan, Japan (8 percent each), the US and Australia (6 percent each), Brazil (4 percent), Malaysia, Vietnam, Russia and Saudi Arabia (3 percent each), and Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia (2 percent each).

China Imports by Country Last Previous
European Union 34693700.00 24717800.00 USD THO Feb/20
Taiwan 20382500.00 23960800.00 USD THO Oct/21
South Korea 18185300.00 19866900.00 USD THO Oct/21
Japan 16385700.00 18129200.00 USD THO Oct/21
United States 13023800.00 15398900.00 USD THO Oct/21
Australia 12561100.00 15036800.00 USD THO Oct/21
Germany 8575300.00 10407400.00 USD THO Oct/21
Vietnam 7707900.00 8976500.00 USD THO Oct/21
Brazil 7553100.00 10496800.00 USD THO Oct/21
Russia 7522100.00 6867800.00 USD THO Oct/21
Malaysia 7458600.00 8622300.00 USD THO Oct/21
Indonesia 5975000.00 6083800.00 USD THO Oct/21
Switzerland 5587211.00 3556234.00 USD THO Oct/21
Saudi Arabia 4966222.00 5276341.00 USD THO Oct/21
Thailand 4677600.00 5590700.00 USD THO Oct/21
France 3024100.00 3302100.00 USD THO Oct/21
South Africa 2950700.00 2767700.00 USD THO Oct/21
Singapore 2927400.00 3297100.00 USD THO Oct/21
Chile 2763362.00 3213137.00 USD THO Oct/21
Oman 2642591.89 2815628.90 USD THO Oct/21
China Imports by Category Last Previous
Mechanical & Electrical Products 90639400.00 103524800.00 USD THO Oct/21
High-&-new-tech Products 68729600.00 77457000.00 USD THO Oct/21
Integrated Circuit 34885900.00 41367200.00 USD THO Oct/21
Fuels & Related Materials 33145207.53 34508974.98 USD THO Oct/21
Crude Petroleum (value) 20752400.00 21498900.00 USD THO Oct/21
Agricultural Products 15343100.00 18346500.00 USD THO Oct/21
Iron Ore & Concentrates 12559900.00 16964100.00 USD THO Oct/21
Iron Ores & Concentrate 12559900.00 16964100.00 USD THO Oct/21
Automatic Data Proc. Eq. & Components 5362200.00 6565300.00 USD THO Oct/21
Liquefied Petroleum Gas 5036600.00 5190500.00 USD THO Oct/21
Copper Ore & Concentrate 4343800.00 5190500.00 USD THO Oct/21
Copper Ores & Concentrate 4343800.00 5190500.00 USD THO Oct/21
Iron & Steel 4077563.33 4066862.80 USD THO Oct/21
Unwrought Copper & Copper Products 4038100.00 3963800.00 USD THO Oct/21
Coal 3608900.00 3913200.00 USD THO Oct/21
Measuring Instruments 3534067.00 3751427.00 USD THO Oct/21
Pharmaceuticals 3442300.00 4312000.00 USD THO Oct/21
Medicinal & Pharmaceutical Products 3246847.78 4013273.34 USD THO Oct/21
Soybean 3052600.00 4130100.00 USD THO Oct/21
Copper & Its Alloys 2760280.00 2570289.00 USD THO Dec/19

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