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China Balance of Trade

Last Release
Nov 2021
Actual
717.11 USD HML
Forecast
450000000000 USD HML
Previous
845.4 USD HML
Frequency
Monthly
Units In
USD HML
Next Release
Mar 7, 2022
Time to Release
1 Months 15 Days 13 Hours
Highest
Lowest
Average
Date Range
Source
845.4 USD HML
Oct 2021
-320.02 USD HML
Feb 2012
120.31 USD HML1981 - 2021General Administration of Customs
Since 1995, China has been recording consistent trade surpluses. In 2021, the surplus hit $676.43 billion, the highest since records started in 1950, up from $523.99 bln in 2020 as exports increased more than 20% boosted by the post-covid economic recovery.

Latest Updates

China's trade surplus widened sharply to a fresh record high of USD 94.46 billion in December 2021 from USD 75.8 billion in the same month a year earlier, easily beating market forecasts of USD 74.5 billion. Export extended their double-digit growth for the 15th month running, increasing by 20.9 percent from a year earlier to USD 340.50 billion, while imports rose at a softer 19.5 percent to USD 246.04 billion. For full year 2021, the trade surplus widened to USD 676.4 billion, the highest on record, from USD 524 billion in 2020, as exports surged 29.9 percent and imports 30.1 percent. China's trade surplus with the US was USD 39.23 billion in December and USD 396.58 billion for the whole of 2021, 25 percent higher than in 2020.

China Balance of Trade History

Last 12 readings

Latest Releases and Calendar Events

DATETIMETITLE
Jan 14, 202202:55China Trade Surplus Hits New High
Dec 7, 202103:06China Trade Surplus Smaller than Forecast
Nov 7, 202103:06China Trade Surplus Hits Record Peak
Oct 13, 202103:11China Trade Surplus Largest in 9 Months
Sep 7, 202103:16China Trade Surplus Largest in 7 Months
Aug 7, 202103:03China Trade Surplus Largest in 6 Months
May 7, 202103:22China Trade Surplus Larger than Expected
DATETIMEEVENTActual
Nov 8, 201903:00Balance of Trade42.81 B
Oct 14, 201902:30Balance of Trade39.65 B
Sep 8, 201904:00Balance of Trade34.83 B
Aug 8, 201903:00Balance of Trade45.05 B
Jul 12, 201907:50Balance of Trade50.98 B
Jun 10, 201903:00Balance of Trade41.66 B
May 8, 201903:00Balance of Trade13.84 B

China trade Indicators

All China indicators
Indicator
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
Balance of Trade
717.11
Nov 2021
845.4
Oct 2021
-320.02
Feb 2012
845.4
Oct 2021
USD HMLMonthly1981 - 2021
Capital Flows
-482.67
Sep 2021
133.44
Jun 2021
-1,305.58
Dec 2008
725.4
Mar 2018
USD HMLQuarterly1998 - 2021
Crude Oil Production
3,782
Dec 2019
3,820
Nov 2019
1,012
Apr 1973
4,408
Jun 2015
BBL/D/1KMonthly1973 - 2019
Current Account
735.91
Sep 2021
533.02
Jun 2021
-341
Mar 2018
1,330.85
Dec 2008
USD HMLQuarterly1998 - 2021
Current Account to GDP
1.9
Dec 2020
0.8
Dec 2019
-3.7
Dec 1985
10.1
Dec 2007
% of GDPYearly1980 - 2020
Exports
3,255.25
Nov 2021
3,002.21
Oct 2021
12.5
Feb 1983
3,255.25
Nov 2021
USD HMLMonthly1981 - 2021

Balance of Trade across Asia

Balance of Trade global view
Country
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
Afghanistan
-5,760.9
Dec 2020
-5,912.95
Dec 2019
-8,517.9
Dec 2012
-1,660.9
Dec 2005
USD MillionYearly2003 - 2020
Azerbaijan
2,887,327
Sep 2021
1,970,059
Jun 2021
-306,551
Dec 1998
8,201,764
Jun 2008
USD ThousandQuarterly1998 - 2021
Bangladesh
-183.8
Aug 2021
-218.4
Jun 2021
-218.4
Jun 2021
0
Aug 1992
BDT BillionMonthly1976 - 2021
Bhutan
-4,807.28
Jun 2021
-9,612.77
Mar 2021
-12,698.1
Dec 2015
7,255.77
Sep 2020
BTN MillionQuarterly1991 - 2021
Brunei
210.3
Dec 2019
140.7
Nov 2019
34.1
Jul 2015
2,971.45
Sep 2008
BND MillionMonthly2005 - 2019
Cambodia
-1,422.4
Sep 2019
-621.1
Aug 2019
-3,753
Dec 2013
363.2
Aug 2017
KHR BillionMonthly2009 - 2019

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