Exports from China jumped 28.1 percent year-on-year to an all-time high of USD 305.7 billion in September 2021, accelerating from a 25.6 percent rise in August and easily beating market expectations of 21 percent increase, amid solid global demand. The strong rate of export growth came in despite pressures on factories from power shortages, supply bottlenecks and a resurgence of domestic COVID-19 cases. Exports were up for refined products (4.79 percent), unwrought aluminum and products (15.36 percent), steel products (28.53 percent), and rare earths (95.69 percent). Among major trade partners, sales rose to the US (30.6 percent), the EU (28.6 percent), ASEAN (17.3 percent), Japan (15.2 percent), South Korea (27.9 percent), Taiwan (26.6 percent) and Australia (23.8 percent). source: General Administration of Customs

Exports in China averaged 730.54 USD HML from 1981 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 3057.37 USD HML in September of 2021 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 October of 2021.

Exports in China is expected to be 2910.00 USD HML by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the China Exports is projected to trend around 3110.00 USD HML in 2022 and 3300.00 USD HML in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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China Exports


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-09-07 03:00 AM Aug 25.6% 19.3% 17.1% 18%
2021-10-13 03:00 AM Sep 28.1% 25.6% 21% 21%


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China Exports Hit Record High in September
Exports from China jumped 28.1 percent year-on-year to an all-time high of USD 305.7 billion in September 2021, accelerating from a 25.6 percent rise in August and easily beating market expectations of 21 percent increase, amid solid global demand. The strong rate of export growth came in despite pressures on factories from power shortages, supply bottlenecks and a resurgence of domestic COVID-19 cases. Exports were up for refined products (4.79 percent), unwrought aluminum and products (15.36 percent), steel products (28.53 percent), and rare earths (95.69 percent). Among major trade partners, sales rose to the US (30.6 percent), the EU (28.6 percent), ASEAN (17.3 percent), Japan (15.2 percent), South Korea (27.9 percent), Taiwan (26.6 percent) and Australia (23.8 percent).
2021-10-13
China Exports Hit New High
Exports from China surged 25.6 percent year-on-year to a record USD 294.32 billion in August 2021, far above market estimates of 17.1 percent and accelerating from a 19.3 percent rise in July. It this was the 14th straight month of growth in outbound shipments, as high commodity prices and solid foreign demand specially from the US and Europe offset local COVID-19 outbreak, and port congestion. Exports to the US grew 15.52 percent year-on-year to USD 51.72 billion, accelerating from July’s 13.4 percent growth. Meanwhile, exports to the ASEAN countries rose by 16.59 percent from a year earlier.The top three exports were electronics, high-tech products, and clothing and clothing accessories.
2021-09-07
China Exports Rise Less than Expected
Exports from China rose 19.3% yoy to USD 282.66 billion in July 2021, below market estimates of 20.8% and slowing from a 32.2% jump in June. Still, this was the 13th straight month of growth in outbound shipments, amid easing foreign demand due to the rapid spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19 in some countries, higher raw materials, extreme weather, and persistent logistic bottlenecks. Exports grew from the US (13.4%), the EU (17.23%), the ASEAN countries (14.52%), and Australia (9.32%).
2021-08-07

China Last Unit Reference Previous Highest Lowest
Balance of Trade 667.58 USD HML Sep/21 583.31 757.90 -619.92
Imports 2389.80 USD HML Sep/21 2359.84 2389.80 13.88
Exports 3057.37 USD HML Sep/21 2943.16 3057.37 12.50
Terms of Trade 92.05 points Aug/21 87.54 119.65 81.75


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
United States 57397000.00 51722300.00 USD THO Sep/21
European Union 45278100.00 40132200.00 USD THO Feb/20
Hong Kong 33118600.00 28456600.00 USD THO Sep/21
Japan 14399400.00 13915000.00 USD THO Sep/21
Vietnam 10388700.00 11130300.00 USD THO Sep/21
India 9785900.00 8592000.00 USD THO Sep/21
Germany 9750800.00 9874600.00 USD THO Sep/21
Netherlands 8726700.00 9054200.00 USD THO Sep/21
United Kingdom 8016500.00 7723400.00 USD THO Sep/21
Malaysia 6873100.00 6134500.00 USD THO Sep/21
Taiwan 6737100.00 6662300.00 USD THO Sep/21
Russia 6601100.00 6321600.00 USD THO Sep/21
Mexico 6275230.00 6372821.00 USD THO Sep/21
Australia 5963200.00 5871000.00 USD THO Sep/21
Thailand 5864400.00 5938900.00 USD THO Sep/21
Canada 5592400.00 4458200.00 USD THO Sep/21
Singapore 5229100.00 4217700.00 USD THO Sep/21
Brazil 5221200.00 5274900.00 USD THO Sep/21
Indonesia 5056200.00 5033400.00 USD THO Sep/21
Philippines 4900700.00 5077500.00 USD THO Sep/21
China Exports by Category Last Previous
Mechanical & Electrical Products 180238300.00 169601000.00 USD THO Sep/21
Machinery & Transport Equipment 146232628.32 136474111.00 USD THO Sep/21
High-&-new-tech Products 89869600.00 80034000.00 USD THO Sep/21
Automatic Data Proc. Eq. & Components 22593600.00 21024600.00 USD THO Sep/21
Integrated Circuit 14535000.00 14304900.00 USD THO Sep/21
Mobile Telephone 13962741.00 7413837.00 USD THO Sep/21
Handled Wireless Phone and Its Parts 13962700.00 7413800.00 USD THO Sep/21
Digital Automatic Data Proc. Equip. 13011893.00 11626678.00 USD THO Sep/21
Plastic Products 8807300.00 8764600.00 USD THO Sep/21
Iron & Steel Products 8574219.73 8627073.31 USD THO Sep/21
Agricultural Products 7426600.00 6995700.00 USD THO Sep/21
Steel Products 7296800.00 7295600.00 USD THO Sep/21
Auto Parts 6514700.00 6621700.00 USD THO Sep/21
Food & Live Animals 6217565.00 5872460.00 USD THO Sep/21
Furniture & Related Products 6155700.00 6235800.00 USD THO Sep/21
Iron & Steel 6034100.69 6036974.99 USD THO Sep/21
ys 5754600.00 5156300.00 USD THO Sep/21
Lamps, Lighting Fixtures and Parts 4765500.00 4745900.00 USD THO Sep/21
Steel Sheets & Plates 4647179.00 4543517.00 USD THO Sep/21
Pharmaceutical Products 4577323.00 4219914.00 USD THO Sep/21

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