Imports to China - Statistics & Facts

In 2012, China became the world’s leading trading nation, surpassing the United States. China’s total imports and exports reached 30.5 trillion yuan in 2018. The goods import trade value a year earlier stood at 1.84 trillion U.S. dollars, which marked an annual increase of 18.7 percent.

As of 2018, China’s main imports were: integrated circuits (over two trillion yuan), crude oil (1.6 trillion yuan), iron ore (498 billion yuan), plastics in primary forms (372 billion yuan), and motor vehicles (333 billion yuan).

China’s major trading partners currently are the European Union, the United States, ASEAN, Japan, and South Korea. The European Union was China’s largest source of imports worth 1.81 trillion yuan in 2018. ASEAN countries exported goods worth 1.77 trillion yuan to China, while imports from South Korea and Japan totaled 1.35 trillion yuan and 1.19 trillion yuan respectively.

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Imports to China

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