Export trade in China - Statistics & Facts

In 2012, China’s trade surplus stood at 231 billion U.S. dollars and its exports totaled 2.05 trillion U.S. dollars, up nearly 8 percent from the previous year. China overtook Germany as the largest exporting nation in 2009. The United States ranked second with exports amounted to 1.48 trillion U.S. dollars, while Germany came in third with 1.47 trillion U.S. dollars as of 2011. In the same year, China’s export of goods and services constituted 26 percent of GDP.

In 2011, China’s major exports were machinery and transport equipment accounting for nearly half of the total exports, followed by textile, rubber, minerals and metallurgical products amounting to 320 billion U.S. dollars. Exports of chemical products reached 114 billion U.S. dollars.

With exports amounting to 350 billion U.S. dollars, the United States was China’s top export market. The European Union came in second with 334 billion U.S. dollars worth of exports from China. Hong Kong is the third leading trading partner with exports amounting to 323.5 billion U.S. dollars. The three export partners accounted for half of China’s total exports.

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