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

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Imports to China increased by 11 percent year-on-year to USD 146.9 billion in July of 2017, slowing from a 17.2 percent rise in June and missing market expectations of 16.6 percent. It was the slowest growth in imports since December last year, likely due to cooling domestic demand. Considering January to July 2017, imports rose 17.6 percent to USD 1,009.1 billion from USD 858.0 billion in the same period of 2016. Imports in China averaged 509.70 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
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Actual

Previous

Consensus

Forecast
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2017-06-08 03:00 AM
May

14.8%

11.9%

8.5%

2017-07-13 03:00 AM
Jun

17.2%

14.8%

13.1%

2017-08-08 03:00 AM
Jul

11.0%

17.2%

16.6%

2017-09-08 02:00 AM
Aug


11.0%


2017-10-13 02:30 AM
Sep




2017-11-08 02:00 AM
Oct








China Imports Notes


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 August of 2017.






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1469.09 1537.70 1830.94 16.60 1983 – 2017
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Monthly


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