China Trade Data

In 2009, China replaced Germany as the world’s largest exporting nation. Since 2014, China is not only the world’s largest exporter, but also the largest trading nation in terms of the sum of its exports and imports.

China’s major exports are mechanical and electrical products, high tech products, clothing, textiles, footwear, furniture, plastic products and ceramic, motors and generators and integrated circuits. China’s main export partners are the United States, Hong Kong, the European Union (especially Germany, the UK and the Netherlands), Japan, South Korea, and the ASEAN countries of southeast Asia.

The strong growth in China’s exports has been a major factor supporting China's rapid economic expansion, but as its domestic economy expands, China has become gradually less dependent on the growth of its export sector.

In 2017, China's exports of goods and services were valued at 19.76 percent of its GDP, compared with their 31.8 percent share of its GDP in 2008, according to the World Integrated Trade Solution, which aggregates data from the World Bank, UNCTAD, and other organizations. 

Shanghai, China.
19 Apr 2018
The broad global economic expansion kept growth at China’s Top 20 ports in the first quarter on par with last year’s level.
Recycling plastic waste.
17 Apr 2018
The decline in US exports took place even before trade war rhetoric between the United States and China began to heat up.
Port of Los Angeles.
05 Apr 2018
Neither country has listed a deadline for tariff implementation, hence the situation remains dynamic and fluid. However, key analysts are formulating worst-case scenarios.
Port of Los Angeles.
23 Mar 2018
China’s planned tariffs will initially affect US containerized exports, but an escalation could produce a wider impact.
Port of Shanghai.
22 Mar 2018
The top eight ports — which deal with the majority of international container trade volumes — handled 11.9 million TEU in February, a 10.7 percent jump from the 10.7 million TEU handled during the same month last year.