Imports to China declined 7.5% from a year earlier to USD 228.07 billion in December 2022, less than market expectations of a 9.8% fall and moderating from a 10.6% decline in November, as domestic demand remained weak amid a surge in COVID-19 infections and supply chain issues. Purchases of coal and copper shrank 0.1% and 12.8%, respectively, as industrial activity slowed, while those of natural gas and steel products were also down 11.8% and 30.0%. In the meantime, imports were up for crude oil (4.2%), refined products (48.4%), copper ores & concentrates (2.1%), iron ore (5.6%), and soybeans (19.1%). Among major trade partners, purchases were down from the US (-7.1%), the EU (-13.5%), Taiwan (-19.8%), ASEAN (-7.7%), South Korea (-27.0%), Japan (-16.5%), and Australia (-2.6%). Considering 2022 full year, imports rose 1% to USD 2.7 trillion. Imports are expected to improve this year, with metal commodities likely being a top contributor following a full reopening of the economy. source: General Administration of Customs

Imports YoY in China averaged 14.65 percent from 1991 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 85.50 percent in January of 2010 and a record low of -43.10 percent in January of 2009. This page includes a chart with historical data for China Imports YoY. China Imports YoY - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on January of 2023.

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China Imports YoY



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-12-07 03:00 AM Nov -10.6% -0.7% -6% -4.7%
2023-01-13 03:00 AM Dec -7.5% -10.6% -9.8% -9.5%
2023-03-07 03:00 AM Jan-Feb -7.5%


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Balance of Trade 78.01 69.25 USD Billion Dec 2022
Exports 306.08 295.50 USD Billion Dec 2022
Imports 228.07 226.25 USD Billion Dec 2022
Exports YoY -9.90 -8.90 percent Dec 2022


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China Imports Fall for 3rd Month
Imports to China declined 7.5% from a year earlier to USD 228.07 billion in December 2022, less than market expectations of a 9.8% fall and moderating from a 10.6% decline in November, as domestic demand remained weak amid a surge in COVID-19 infections and supply chain issues. Purchases of coal and copper shrank 0.1% and 12.8%, respectively, as industrial activity slowed, while those of natural gas and steel products were also down 11.8% and 30.0%. In the meantime, imports were up for crude oil (4.2%), refined products (48.4%), copper ores & concentrates (2.1%), iron ore (5.6%), and soybeans (19.1%). Among major trade partners, purchases were down from the US (-7.1%), the EU (-13.5%), Taiwan (-19.8%), ASEAN (-7.7%), South Korea (-27.0%), Japan (-16.5%), and Australia (-2.6%). Considering 2022 full year, imports rose 1% to USD 2.7 trillion. Imports are expected to improve this year, with metal commodities likely being a top contributor following a full reopening of the economy.
2023-01-13
China Imports Shrink the Most in 30 Months
Imports to China tumbled 10.6% yoy to USD 226.2 billion in November 2022, compared with market estimates of a 6.0% fall and after a 0.7% drop a month earlier. This was the second straight month of contraction in arrivals and the steepest pace since May 2020, as domestic demand tumbled amid a resurgence of COVID cases and strict restrictions. Purchases of iron ore fell 5.9% yoy while those of soybeans sank 14%. Imports from the US were 7.28% lower while arrivals from the EU plummeted by 16.25%. By contrast, purchases from Russia jumped 28.5% from a year earlier, maintaining double-digit growth since July as Russian imports from the EU declined under a raft of sanctions.
2022-12-07
China Imports Down for 1st Time in 26 Months
Imports to China unexpectedly dropped 0.7% yoy to USD 213.17 billion in October 2022, compared with market estimates of a 0.1% rise and after a 0.3% increase a month earlier. This was the first contraction in arrivals since August 2020 as domestic demand weakened amid strict COVID curbs. Purchases of soybeans were down 19% yoy, hitting their lowest level since October 2014, amid high global prices and weak crush margins. Imports of copper also fell 1.5%. By contrast, purchases of crude oil grew 14%, the first rise in 5 months; iron ore went up 3.7% and coal 8.3%.
2022-11-07

China Imports by Country Last Previous
European Union 34693700.00 24717800.00 USD THO Feb/20
Taiwan 19225530.44 17419298.71 USD THO Dec/22
United States 15911753.06 16476130.54 USD THO Dec/22
Japan 14715460.09 14153420.64 USD THO Dec/22
South Korea 14379358.00 15370164.00 USD THO Dec/22
Australia 11070900.79 11761709.91 USD THO Dec/22
Malaysia 10210735.40 10212144.54 USD THO Dec/22
Germany 9088666.45 9003880.69 USD THO Dec/22
Russia 8996554.28 10544850.94 USD THO Dec/22
Brazil 8216881.95 8541338.47 USD THO Dec/22
Vietnam 8129594.70 7983453.40 USD THO Dec/22
Indonesia 7145635.53 7843848.77 USD THO Dec/22
Saudi Arabia 5672990.00 5785696.00 USD THO Dec/22
Canada 5437488.06 5449899.00 USD THO Dec/22
Switzerland 5373177.00 4706220.00 USD THO Dec/22
United Arab Emirates 4578075.63 4504000.28 USD THO Dec/22
Thailand 4286516.89 4376267.83 USD THO Dec/22
France 3989940.52 2874051.38 USD THO Dec/22
Chile 3873951.04 3457634.37 USD THO Dec/22
Iraq 3218426.27 3828311.41 USD THO Dec/22
Oman 3105540.25 2906416.57 USD THO Dec/22
Singapore 2415047.95 2911577.40 USD THO Dec/22
Qatar 2340691.00 1932274.00 USD THO Dec/22
Italy 2178230.00 2197330.00 USD THO Dec/22
Kuwait 2032917.00 2204960.00 USD THO Dec/22
South Africa 1854353.40 2302755.00 USD THO Dec/22
Philippines 1845148.00 1746899.00 USD THO Dec/22
Angola 1790576.00 1467532.40 USD THO Dec/22
United Kingdom 1671047.97 1604348.92 USD THO Dec/22
Argentina 1441240.47 1277227.86 USD THO Dec/22
Mexico 1410325.20 1420357.60 USD THO Dec/22
India 1236206.00 1186027.00 USD THO Dec/22
Kazakhstan 1207449.93 1021629.85 USD Dec/22
Mongolia 1199697.00 830833.00 USD THO Dec/22
New Zealand 1183404.51 1139078.18 USD THO Dec/22
Netherlands 1085895.05 1053279.88 USD THO Dec/22
Ireland 924925.58 1392172.29 USD Dec/22
Sweden 868644.60 770595.00 USD Dec/22
Hong Kong 863670.00 677776.00 USD THO Dec/22
Spain 816422.53 806034.06 USD THO Dec/22
Norway 746298.06 489192.71 USD THO Dec/22
Belgium 604274.86 631969.93 USD THO Dec/22
Denmark 583146.11 390672.01 USD THO Dec/22
Austria 566138.00 709527.00 USD Dec/22
Israel 551440.68 665667.04 USD THO Dec/22
Poland 438661.55 414362.41 USD THO Dec/22
Hungary 433315.40 431659.50 USD THO Dec/22
Finland 431252.00 405452.87 USD THO Dec/22
Laos 402729.00 296392.00 USD THO Dec/22
Turkey 364306.94 351846.36 USD THO Dec/22
Iran 311853.83 326648.81 USD THO Dec/22
Pakistan 280925.25 344618.27 USD THO Dec/22
Portugal 249378.10 208346.10 USD THO Dec/22
Brunei 141259.00 225827.00 USD THO Dec/22
Nigeria 129117.65 99964.24 USD Dec/22
Greece 86011.31 78211.44 USD Dec/22
Panama 85998.50 152442.30 USD THO Dec/22
Bangladesh 80508.00 78418.00 USD THO Dec/22
Jordan 76197.00 73707.00 USD THO Dec/22
Venezuela 52906.00 96590.00 USD THO Dec/22
Sri Lanka 31865.00 35734.00 USD THO Dec/22
Sudan 29027.31 51974.83 USD THO Dec/22
Bahrain 18739.00 15259.00 USD THO Dec/22
Afghanistan 9091.00 13989.00 USD THO Dec/22
Macau 8339.45 6768.48 USD THO Dec/22
Cyprus 4248.00 3942.00 USD THO Dec/22
Lebanon 3351.00 5257.00 USD THO Dec/22
Nepal 1875.00 1542.00 USD THO Dec/22
Yemen 956.00 23799.00 USD THO Dec/22
Maldives 4.00 0.00 USD THO Dec/22
Bhutan 0.55 2.15 USD THO Dec/22
China Imports by Category Last Previous
Mechanical & Electrical Products 85974331.22 82350125.42 USD THO Dec/22
High-&-new-tech Products 63665633.61 58503714.04 USD THO Dec/22
Fuels & Related Materials 47348679.94 48243951.32 USD THO Dec/22
Integrated Circuit 34524827.76 30095750.51 USD THO Dec/22
Crude Petroleum (value) 30731777.00 31585999.00 USD THO Dec/22
Agricultural Products 22225804.28 20623944.32 USD THO Dec/22
Iron Ores & Concentrate 8365697.00 9325060.00 USD THO Dec/22
Iron Ore & Concentrates 8365696.51 9325059.75 USD THO Dec/22
Liquefied Petroleum Gas 7614641.37 7304767.15 USD THO Dec/22
Soybean 6969344.77 4938800.67 USD THO Dec/22
Unwrought Copper & Copper Products 4269653.77 4390530.68 USD THO Dec/22
Coal 4179967.74 4340962.71 USD THO Dec/22
Copper Ores & Concentrate 4121292.00 4677530.00 USD THO Dec/22
Copper Ore & Concentrate 4121291.52 4677529.90 USD THO Dec/22
Automatic Data Proc. Eq. & Components 4117349.97 4279885.23 USD THO Dec/22
Measuring Instruments 3753935.00 3595790.00 USD THO Dec/22
Sugar & Sugar Confectionery 3632165.14 3294412.64 USD THO Dec/22
Pharmaceuticals 3574022.53 3508571.37 USD THO Dec/22
Motor Vehicles & Chassis 3513462.29 4201825.14 USD THO Dec/22
Medicinal & Pharmaceutical Products 3290269.98 3404920.11 USD THO Dec/22
Iron & Steel 3228690.89 3316468.15 USD THO Dec/22
Copper & Its Alloys 2760280.00 2570289.00 USD THO Dec/19
Diode & Semiconductors 2551565.65 2533797.91 USD THO Dec/22
Parts of Motor Vehicles 2543366.42 2509553.94 USD THO Dec/22
Aircraft 2143389.11 926675.19 USD THO Dec/22
Paper Pulp 1964883.16 2098913.65 USD THO Dec/22
Refined Petroleum Oil 1902171.00 2000936.00 USD THO Dec/22
Four Wheel Drive Car 1759970.00 2207839.00 USD THO Dec/19
Parts of Automatic Data Proc.equip. 1618433.00 1706347.00 USD THO Dec/22
Cars Incl. Spare Parts 1471473.00 2616730.00 USD THO Dec/19
Fresh and Dried Fruits and Nuts 1451143.19 1033232.06 USD THO Dec/22
Plastic Products 1448444.00 1521018.00 USD THO Dec/22
Cereals & Cereal Flour 1224073.00 1297034.00 USD THO Dec/22
Steel Products 1200679.70 1308032.37 USD THO Dec/22
Logs & Lumber 1191312.05 1213581.94 USD THO Dec/22
Lcd Panel 1131593.29 1090690.33 USD THO Dec/22
Edible Vegetable Oil (incl. Palm Oil) 1112193.15 1372997.45 USD THO Dec/22
Parts of Telecoms Equipments 1076356.00 1286829.00 USD THO Dec/19
Fuel Oil 1002483.00 487567.00 USD THO Dec/19
No. 5-7 Fuel Oil 1002400.00 487600.00 USD THO Dec/19
Steel Sheets & Plates 966843.00 736500.00 USD THO Dec/19
Iron & Steel Products 758863.82 791521.49 USD THO Dec/22
Synthetic Rubber 746079.00 679490.00 USD THO Dec/19
Unwrought & Rolled Aluminum 696025.00 690510.00 USD THO Dec/22
Timber 616072.00 612324.00 USD THO Dec/22
Printing, Binding Machinery & Parts 584528.00 519584.00 USD THO Dec/22
Copper Products 576204.00 476867.00 USD THO Dec/19
Wood 575240.00 601258.00 USD THO Dec/22
Machine Tools 536377.48 549062.89 USD THO Dec/22
Paper & Paperboard 457241.00 406432.00 USD THO Dec/19
Insulated Wire Or Cable 435166.00 475698.00 USD THO Dec/22
Wheat 430214.00 418480.00 USD THO Dec/22
Fertilizers 399119.27 392715.69 USD THO Dec/22
Semi-finished Steel Products 357953.00 271557.00 USD THO Dec/19
Copper Waste & Scrap 342069.00 441703.00 USD THO Dec/19
Liquid Lifting Machine 340922.00 336214.00 USD THO Dec/19
Electric Motors & Generators 333181.00 339810.00 USD THO Dec/19
Mechanical Handling Equipment 332723.00 303293.00 USD THO Dec/19
Natural Rubber 330787.00 266719.00 USD THO Dec/19
Clocks, Watches & Parts 315915.39 327701.19 USD THO Dec/22
Textile Machinery & Spares 304904.00 253983.00 USD THO Dec/19
Abs Resin 293348.00 287226.00 USD THO Dec/19
Digital Central Processing Components 281011.00 273480.00 USD THO Dec/22
Unwrought Aluminium & Aluminium 275485.00 234254.00 USD THO Nov/19
Sugar 255180.00 352811.00 USD THO Dec/22
Iron & Steel Nails & Bolts 254667.00 261040.00 USD THO Dec/19
Kerosene 216022.00 162417.00 USD THO Dec/19
Rolled Aluminum 213908.00 216008.00 USD THO Dec/19
Construction & Mining Machinery 208964.00 196810.00 USD THO Dec/19
Cotton Yarn 186957.00 213569.00 USD THO Dec/22
Gypsum, Cement & Related Materials 168020.05 172104.08 USD THO Dec/22
Rape Oil & Mustard Oil 167184.00 217233.00 USD THO Dec/22
Wool 151303.00 182971.00 USD THO Dec/22
Manufactured Goods 134889.94 131032.45 USD Million Dec/22
Aluminum Oxides 134665.00 75980.00 USD THO Dec/19
Ox & Horse Leather 114744.00 124900.00 USD THO Dec/22
Stone, Cement, Asbestos, Etc. Products 113273.96 126427.66 USD THO Dec/22
Digital Automatic Data Proc. Equip. 112557.00 86470.00 USD THO Dec/22
Synthetic Fibres & Woven Yarn 109142.00 109585.00 USD THO Dec/19
Steel & Iron Pipe 98837.00 125035.00 USD THO Dec/19
Primary Products 93176.23 95220.15 USD Million Dec/22
Soya Bean Oil 83736.00 78369.00 USD THO Dec/22
Synthetic Fibres, Filament & Yarn 77712.00 90094.00 USD THO Dec/22
Synthetic Fiber For Spinning 70567.00 64652.00 USD THO Dec/19
Trucks 70453.00 80670.00 USD THO Dec/22
Cigarette 67981.00 42733.00 USD THO Dec/19
Refrigerator & Equipment 62068.00 96269.00 USD THO Dec/19
Knitted Or Crocheted Fabrics 61349.40 69024.80 USD THO Dec/22
Cotton Woven Fabrics 59841.00 62737.00 USD THO Dec/19
Mineral Products 43673.87 43830.42 USD Million May/19
Weaving Machines 42781.00 31880.00 USD THO Dec/19
Textile Yarn Machinery 41851.00 43306.00 USD THO Dec/19
Diesel Oil 41612.00 42661.00 USD THO Dec/19
Electronic Integrated Circuits 39900.00 40500.00 MILLIONS Dec/22
Electronic Technology 39340.30 34812.83 USD Million Dec/22
Polyester Chips 38019.00 41698.00 USD THO Dec/19
Paper Making Machinery &parts 36494.00 31147.00 USD THO Dec/19
Food Processing Machinery & Parts 34745.00 26254.00 USD THO Dec/19
Inedible Crude Materials, Except Fuels 32725.47 33579.92 USD Million Dec/22
Scrap Aluminum 32495.00 86484.00 USD THO Dec/19
Steel Or Iron Angles, Shapes & Sections 25051.00 21108.00 USD THO Dec/19
Machinery and Equipments 16191.56 16417.85 USD Million May/19
Plywood 13769.00 11944.00 USD THO Dec/19
Chemical Industrial Products 13212.54 12301.59 USD Million May/19
Primary Products - Food & Live Animals 11075.71 10990.53 USD Million Dec/22
Computer and Communication Technology 8869.33 9065.23 USD Million Dec/22
Conveyance 8513.77 9017.90 USD Million May/19
Automobile Chassis & Engine 8439.00 7842.00 USD THO Dec/19
Base Metal and Products 8088.01 8518.42 USD Million May/19
Apparatus and Instruments 8045.03 8329.28 USD Million May/19
Plastic and Products 6153.51 6346.83 USD Million May/19
Air Conditoner 6067.00 6369.00 USD THO Dec/19
Life Scientific Technology 4349.77 4464.88 USD Million Dec/22
Aviation and Spaceflight Technology 3452.78 2226.97 USD Million Dec/22
Photoelectricity Technology 3138.29 3225.36 USD Million Dec/21
Textile Material and Products 2983.35 2967.74 USD Million May/19
Auto Parts and Accessories 2543.37 2509.55 USD Million Dec/22
Scrap Steel 2048.00 639.00 USD THO Dec/19
Dump Trucks Incl. Spare Parts 1569.00 742.00 USD THO Dec/19
Metalwork 1435.13 1445.43 USD Million May/19
Bus, 10 to 29 Seater 1221.00 620.00 USD THO Dec/19
Special Automobiles 751.00 5891.00 USD THO Dec/22
Primary Products - Beverages & Tobacco 655.32 624.25 USD Million Dec/22
Material Technology 543.42 574.80 USD Million Dec/22
Biological Technology 438.96 422.67 USD Million Dec/22
Non-food Raw Materials 327.25 335.80 USD HML Dec/22
Telephonic Switching Appar 1.12 0.25 Thousand Dec/19

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