China Imports 1983-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast | News

Imports to China jumped 17.7 percent year-on-year to USD 177.11 billion in November of 2017, faster than a 17.2 percent rise in a month earlier and above market expectations of a 11.3 percent growth. It marked the 13th straight month of annual growth in inbound shipments and the strongest since September, supported by higher demand on commodities. In order to boost purchases as the country turns to a more consumption-driven basis, policymakers announced tariff cuts recently. Meantime, state energy companies also increased purchases months ahead of the heating season that started mid-November. Crude oil imports rose to 37.04 million tonnes in November, or 9.01 million barrels per day, the second-largest in history. Imports of natural gas shipments also jumped to a record high as purchases went up up in all areas. Imports in China averaged 520.62 USD HML from 1983 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 1830.94 USD HML in March of 2013 and a record low of 16.60 USD HML in July of 1983.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-10-13 02:30 AM Imports YoY 18.7% 13.3% 13.5%
2017-11-08 03:00 AM Imports YoY 17.2% 18.7% 16.0%
2017-12-08 03:00 AM Imports YoY 17.7% 17.2% 11.3%
2018-01-13 02:00 AM Imports YoY 17.7%
2018-02-10 02:00 AM Imports YoY
2018-03-08 06:30 AM Imports YoY


China Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 402.10 381.74 628.33 -319.71 USD HML [+]
Exports 2173.69 1889.80 2273.72 13.00 USD HML [+]
Imports 1771.11 1508.06 1830.94 16.60 USD HML [+]
Current Account 371.00 508.87 1330.85 -8.96 USD HML [+]
Current Account to GDP 1.80 2.70 10.10 -3.70 percent [+]
External Debt 14207.00 14162.00 14207.00 158.28 USD HML [+]
Terms of Trade 95.98 94.25 118.33 81.75 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 1215.85 1021.58 1262.67 18.32 USD HML [+]
Capital Flows -371.00 -4.49 464.08 -1305.58 USD HML [+]
Tourist Arrivals 128.50 161.00 216.60 21.70 Tens of Thousands [+]
Gold Reserves 1842.56 1842.56 1842.56 395.01 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 3758.00 3827.00 4408.00 1012.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 5.54 6.11 6.29 1.47 [+]
Weapons Sales 2123.00 1764.00 2606.00 3.00 USD Million [+]
Exports to India 6202592.00 5096382.00 6202592.00 2326991.00 USD THO [+]

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China Imports

China’s main imports are mechanical and electrical products (34 percent of total imports) and high tech goods (23 percent). The country is also one of the biggest consumers of commodities in the world. Among commodities the biggest demand is for crude oil (6 percent of total imports), iron ore (2 percent), copper and aluminum. Agricultural products account for 5 percent. China’s main import partners are: the European Union (12 percent of total imports, of which Germany accounts for 5 percent), ASEAN countries (12 percent, of which Malaysia accounts for 3 percent), South Korea (10 percent), Japan, Taiwan and the US (9 percent each) and Australia (4 percent). This page provides - China Imports - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. China Imports - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1771.11 1508.06 1830.94 16.60 1983 - 2017 USD HML Monthly
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