China Balance of Trade

Last Release
Oct 2019
Actual
428.09 USD HML
Forecast
28000000000 USD HML
Previous
391.9 USD HML
Frequency
Monthly
Units In
USD HML
Next Release
Dec 8, 2019
Time to Release
25 Days 11 Hours
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Highest
Lowest
Average
Date Range
Source
612.86 USD HML
Oct 2015
-320.02 USD HML
Feb 2012
101.05 USD HML1981 - 2019General Administration of Customs
Since 1995, China has been recording consistent trade surpluses which from 2004 to 2009 has increased 10 times. In 2018, China posted a trade surplus of USD 351.76 billion, the lowest since 2013, as exports increased 9.9 percent, its strongest performance in seven years, while imports were up 15.8 percent. The biggest trade surpluses were recorded with Hong Kong, the US, the Netherlands, India, the UK, Vietnam, Singapore and Indonesia. China recorded trade deficits with Taiwan, South Korea, Australia, Germany, Brazil and South Africa.

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China's trade surplus widened to USD 42.81 billion in October of 2019 from USD 32.97 billion in the same month a year earlier and above market expectations of a surplus of USD 40.83 billion. This was the largest trade surplus since July, as exports declined 0.9 percent year-on-year to USD 212.93 billion, while imports dropped at a faster 6.4 percent to USD 170.12 billion.

China Balance of Trade History

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Latest Releases and Calendar Events

DATETIMETITLE
Nov 8, 201910:10China Posts Largest Trade Surplus in 3 Months
Oct 14, 201909:50China September Trade Surplus Beats Expectations
Sep 8, 201914:44China Trade Surplus Widens in August
Aug 8, 201909:48China July Trade Surplus Larger than Expected
Jul 12, 201911:04China June Trade Surplus Beats Expectations
Jun 10, 201912:01China May Trade Surplus Larger than Expected
May 8, 201909:14China April Trade Surplus Far Below Estimates
DATETIMEEVENT
Nov 8, 201903:00Balance of Trade
Oct 14, 201902:30Balance of Trade
Sep 8, 201904:00Balance of Trade
Aug 8, 201903:00Balance of Trade
Jul 12, 201907:50Balance of Trade
Jun 10, 201903:00Balance of Trade
May 8, 201903:00Balance of Trade

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Indicator
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
Balance of Trade
428.09
Oct 2019
391.9
Sep 2019
-320.02
Feb 2012
612.86
Oct 2015
USD HMLMonthly1981 - 2019
Capital Flows
-549
Sep 2019
213.65
Jun 2019
-1,305.58
Dec 2008
725.4
Mar 2018
USD HMLQuarterly1998 - 2019
Crude Oil Production
3,835
Jul 2019
3,918
Jun 2019
1,012
Apr 1973
4,408
Jun 2015
BBL/D/1KMonthly1973 - 2019
Current Account
549
Sep 2019
461.67
Jun 2019
-341
Mar 2018
1,330.85
Dec 2008
USD HMLQuarterly1998 - 2019
Current Account to GDP
0.4
Dec 2018
1.3
Dec 2017
-3.7
Dec 1985
10.1
Dec 2007
%Yearly1980 - 2018
Exports
2,129.28
Oct 2019
2,181.3
Sep 2019
12.5
Feb 1983
2,315.23
Dec 2017
USD HMLMonthly1981 - 2019

Balance of Trade across Asia

Balance of Trade global view
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Country
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
Afghanistan
-5,131.3
Dec 2018
-6,254.3
Dec 2017
-8,517.9
Dec 2012
-1,660.9
Dec 2005
USD MillionYearly2003 - 2018
Azerbaijan
348,851
Jun 2019
2,486,149.5
Mar 2019
-306,551
Dec 1998
8,201,764
Jun 2008
USD ThousandQuarterly1998 - 2019
Bangladesh
-105.4
Aug 2019
-103.1
Jul 2019
-209.8
May 2018
0
Aug 1992
BDT BillionMonthly1976 - 2019
Bhutan
-8,687.5
Jun 2019
-9,053.7
Mar 2019
-20,835.3
Dec 2011
3,469.8
Dec 2007
BTN MillionQuarterly1991 - 2019
Brunei
251.8
Jul 2019
39
Jun 2019
34.1
Jul 2015
2,971.45
Sep 2008
BND MillionMonthly2005 - 2019
Cambodia
-1,785
Jun 2019
-2,892
May 2019
-3,753
Dec 2013
363.2
Aug 2017
KHR BillionMonthly2009 - 2019
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