Exports from China surged 32.2 percent year-on-year to USD 281.42 billion in June 2021, above market consensus of 23.1 percent and after a 27.9 percent gain in May. This was the twelfth straight month of growth in outbound shipments, as high commodity prices and solid foreign demand offset local COVID-19 outbreak, and logistic bottlenecks including the temporary Shenzhen port closure. Sales increased for refined oil products (66 percent); unwrought aluminium and products (29.8 percent); and steel (74.5 percent) but fell for grains (-20.5 percent). Export growth to the US slowed to 17.8 percent in June, while rising sharply to Hong Kong, Japan and South Korea. source: General Administration of Customs

Exports in China averaged 712.58 USD HML from 1981 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 2818.32 USD HML in December of 2020 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 July of 2021.

Exports in China is expected to be 2550.00 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 3200.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the China Exports is projected to trend around 3210.00 USD HML in 2022 and 3300.00 USD HML in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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China Exports

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2814.20 2639.22 2818.32 12.50 1981 - 2021 USD HML Monthly
Current Prices, NSA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-04-13 03:00 AM Mar 30.6% 60.6% 35.5%
2021-05-07 03:00 AM Apr 32.3% 30.6% 24.1% 35%
2021-06-07 03:00 AM May 27.9% 32.3% 32.1% 31%
2021-07-13 03:00 AM Jun 32.2% 27.9% 23.1% 24%


News Stream
China Exports Rise More than Expected in June
Exports from China surged 32.2 percent year-on-year to USD 281.42 billion in June 2021, above market consensus of 23.1 percent and after a 27.9 percent gain in May. This was the twelfth straight month of growth in outbound shipments, as high commodity prices and solid foreign demand offset local COVID-19 outbreak, and logistic bottlenecks including the temporary Shenzhen port closure. Sales increased for refined oil products (66 percent); unwrought aluminium and products (29.8 percent); and steel (74.5 percent) but fell for grains (-20.5 percent). Export growth to the US slowed to 17.8 percent in June, while rising sharply to Hong Kong, Japan and South Korea.
2021-07-13
China Exports Rise Less than Estimated
Exports from China grew by 27.9% yoy to USD 263.92 billion in May 2021, easing from a 32.2% surge in April and compared with market consensus of 32.1%. This marked the eleventh straight month of increase in outbound shipments, as more countries reopened their economies although higher raw material costs, global chip shortage, logistics bottlenecks and lower capacity in Guangdong due to the coronavirus outbreak weighed on sales. Exports increased for unwrought aluminium and products (15.6%), steel products (19.8%) and rare earth (45.6%) but fell for grains (-34.3%) and autoprocessing products and parts (-4%). Exports from all major trading partners rose: Japan (5%), South Korea (29.9%), Taiwan (31.3%), the EU (12.6%), the US (20.6%), Australia (1.4%), and ASEAN (40.6%). Considering the first five months of the year, exports jumped 40.2%.
2021-06-07
China Export Growth Beats Estimates
Exports from China surged 32.3 percent year-on-year to USD 263.92 billion in April 2021, accelerating from a 30.6 percent rise in March and easily beating market consensus of a 24.1 percent growth. This was the tenth straight month of increase in exports, amid an improving global demand and higher commodity prices. Among major trading partners, exports surged to the US (31.2 percent), South Korea (23.1 percent), Japan (0.4 percent), Taiwan (30.1 percent), Australia (19.7 percent, the ASEAN countries (42.1 percent) and the EU (23.8 percent). Considering the first four months of the year, exports jumped 44 percent from a year earlier to USD 973.7 billion.
2021-05-07
China Export Growth Remains Robust
Exports from China soared 30.6 percent year-on-year to USD 241.1 billion in March 2021, slowing from a record 154.9 percent growth in February and missing market consensus of a 35.5 percent growth. Still, the data suggested the world's second largest economy will continue to gather momentum, as global demand consolidates its recovery amid progress in worldwide COVID-19 vaccination. Among major trade partners, exports were up to the US (53.3 percent), the EU (45.9 percent), ASEAN (14.4 percent), Japan (7.6 percent), South Korea (20.9 percent), Taiwan (25.5 percent) and Australia (23.1 percent).
2021-04-13

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 46914200.00 44885900.00 USD THO Jun/21
European Union 45278100.00 40132200.00 USD THO Feb/20
Hong Kong 29677800.00 26672700.00 USD THO Jun/21
Japan 13676600.00 13924400.00 USD THO Jun/21
Vietnam 11830200.00 11996900.00 USD THO Jun/21
Germany 9464500.00 9017500.00 USD THO Jun/21
Netherlands 8275300.00 7451600.00 USD THO Jun/21
United Kingdom 7099500.00 7117900.00 USD THO Jun/21
India 6904700.00 6946200.00 USD THO Jun/21
Taiwan 6427500.00 6470000.00 USD THO Jun/21
Malaysia 6353000.00 5889900.00 USD THO Jun/21
Russia 6028300.00 4731100.00 USD THO Jun/21
Mexico 5820405.00 5117708.00 USD THO Jun/21
Thailand 5497700.00 6030500.00 USD THO Jun/21
Australia 5477400.00 4911700.00 USD THO Jun/21
Philippines 5316600.00 4868800.00 USD THO Jun/21
Indonesia 5099000.00 4546200.00 USD THO Jun/21
Canada 4487200.00 3753700.00 USD THO Jun/21
Singapore 4341600.00 3996900.00 USD THO Jun/21
Brazil 4181600.00 4129300.00 USD THO Jun/21
China Exports by Category Last Previous
Mechanical & Electrical Products 162804200.00 153342600.00 USD THO Jun/21
Machinery & Transport Equipment 131674281.24 123893457.31 USD THO Jun/21
High-&-new-tech Products 76827300.00 72954800.00 USD THO Jun/21
Automatic Data Proc. Eq. & Components 20212500.00 18805800.00 USD THO Jun/21
Integrated Circuit 11957600.00 11272700.00 USD THO Jun/21
Digital Automatic Data Proc. Equip. 11580294.00 10604630.00 USD THO Jun/21
Mobile Telephone 10280339.00 9663086.00 USD THO Jun/21
Handled Wireless Phone and Its Parts 10280300.00 9663100.00 USD THO Jun/21
Plastic Products 8359600.00 8175100.00 USD THO Jun/21
Steel Products 8287900.00 6017000.00 USD THO Jun/21
Iron & Steel Products 8057347.14 7652833.14 USD THO Jun/21
Iron & Steel 6977917.44 4916773.63 USD THO Jun/21
Agricultural Products 6794700.00 6873900.00 USD THO Jun/21
Auto Parts 6324800.00 5983500.00 USD THO Jun/21
Furniture & Related Products 6180600.00 6293800.00 USD THO Jun/21
Food & Live Animals 5619056.00 5637172.00 USD THO Jun/21
Steel Sheets & Plates 5450905.00 3660203.00 USD THO Jun/21
Lamps, Lighting Fixtures and Parts 3978500.00 3768300.00 USD THO Jun/21
Footwear (customs) 3962014.00 3409498.00 USD THO Jun/21
Footwear (sitc) 3962000.00 3409500.00 USD THO Jun/21

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