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US-China Trade Statistics and China's World Trade Statistics

Table 1: China's Trade with the United States ($ billion)
Note: US exports reported on FOB basis; imports on a general customs value, CIF basis
Sources: US International Trade Commission, US Department of Commerce, and US Census Bureau
  1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
US Exports 13.1 16.3 19.2 22.1 28.4 34.7 41.8 55.2 65.2 71.5
% change -8 24.4 18.3 15.1 28.5 22.2 20.6 32.1 18.1 9.5
US Imports 81.8 100 102.3 125.2 152.4 196.7 243.5 287.8 321.5 337.8
% change 14.9 22.3 2.2 22.4 21.7 29.1 23.8 18.2 11.7 5.1
Total 94.9 116.3 121.5 147.3 180.8 231.4 285.3 343 386.7 409.2
% change 11 22.6 21.4 21.2 22.8 28 23.3 20.2 12.7 5.8
US Balance -68.7 -83.7 -83 -103.1 -124 -162 -201.6 -232.5 -256.3 -266.3



Table 2: Top US Exports to China 2008 ($ billion)
*Percent change over 2007
Sources: US International Trade Commission, US Department of Commerce, and US Census Bureau
HS# Commodity Description Volume % Change*
85 Electrical machinery & equipment 11.4 6.8
84 Power generation equipment 9.7 10.0
12 Oil seeds & oleaginous fruits 7.4 76.2
88 Air & spacecraft 5.1 -29.0
39 Plastics & articles thereof 3.8 6.6
90 Optics & medical equipment 3.7 12.9
72, 73 Iron & steel 3.3 18.5
47 Pulp & paperboard 2.3 11.2
76 Aluminum & articles thereof 2.1 16.6
29 Organic chemicals 2.1 -0.8



Table 3: Top US Imports from China 2008 ($ billion)
*Percent change over 2007
Sources: US International Trade Commission, US Department of Commerce, and US Census Bureau
HS# Commodity Description Volume % Change*
85 Electrical machinery & equipment 80.3 4.7
84 Power generation equipment 65.1 1.7
95 Toys & games 27.2 4.0
61, 62 Apparel 24.0 0.1
94 Furniture 19.4 -4.7
72, 73 Iron & steel 14.8 24.7
64 Footwear & parts thereof 14.5 2.4
39 Plastics & articles thereof 8.9 8.2
42 Leather & travel goods 7.4 2.1
87 Vehicles other than railway 6.4 4.9



Table 4: China's Trade with the World ($ billion)
Note: PRC exports reported on an free-on-board basis; imports on a cost, insurance, and freight basis
Sources: PRC National Bureau of Statistics and PRC General Administration of Customs, China's Customs Statistics
  1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Exports 194.9 249.2 266.2 325.6 438.2 593.3 762.0 969.1 1,218.6 1,428.5
% change 6.1 27.8 6.8 22.4 34.6 35.4 28.4 27.2 25.7 17.2
Imports 165.7 225.1 243.6 295.2 412.8 561.2 660.0 791.6 955.8 1,133.1
% change 18.2 35.8 8.2 21.2 39.8 36.0 17.6 20.0 20.8 18.5
Total 360.6 474.3 509.8 620.8 851.0 1,154.6 1,421.9 1,760.7 2,173.8 2,561.6
% change 11.3 31.5 7.5 21.8 37.1 35.7 23.2 23.8 23.5 17.8
Balance 29.2 24.1 22.5 30.4 25.5 32.1 102.0 177.5 262.2 295.5



Table 5: China's Top Exports 2008 ($ billion)
*Percent change over 2007
Source: PRC General Administration of Customs, China's Customs Statistics
HS# Commodity Description Volume % Change*
85 Electrical machinery & equipment 342.0 13.9
84 Power generation equipment 268.6 17.5
61, 62 Apparel 113.0 4.0
72, 73 Iron & steel 101.8 32.9
90 Optics & medical equipment 43.4 17.0
94 Furniture 42.8 19.0
28, 29 Inorganic & organic chemicals 42.4 39.9
87 Vehicles, excluding railway 39.3 23.5
95 Toys & games 32.7 20.6
27 Mineral fuel and oil 31.6 52.0



Table 6: China's Top Imports 2008 ($ billion)
*Percent change over 2007
Source: PRC General Administration of Customs, China's Customs Statistics
HS# Commodity Description Volume % Change*
85 Electrical machinery & equipment 266.5 3.8
27 Mineral fuel & oil 169.1 61.1
84 Power generation equipment 138.9 11.8
26 Ores, slag & ash 86.4 59.9
90 Optics & medical equipment 77.7 11.7
39 Plastics & articles thereof 48.9 7.8
28, 29 Inorganic & organic chemicals 48.5 8.3
72, 73 Iron & steel 35.1 12.9
87 Vehicles other than railway 26.9 21.7
74 Copper & articles thereof 26.1 -3.9



Table 7: China's Top Trade Partners 2008 ($ billion)
*Percent change over 2007
Source: PRC General Administration of Customs, China's Customs Statistics
Rank Country/Region Volume % Change*
1 United States 333.7 10.5
2 Japan 266.8 13.0
3 Hong Kong 203.7 3.3
4 South Korea 186.1 16.2
5 Taiwan 129.2 3.8
6 Germany 115.0 22.2
7 Australia 59.7 36.1
8 Russia 56.8 18.0
9 Malaysia 53.5 15.2
10 Singapore 52.4 10.5



Table 8: China's Top Export Destinations 2008 ($ billion)
*Percent change over 2007
Source: PRC General Administration of Customs, China's Customs Statistics
Rank Country/Region Volume % Change*
1 United States 252.3 8.4
2 Hong Kong 190.7 3.4
3 Japan 116.0 13.8
4 South Korea 74.0 31.0
5 Germany 59.2 21.5
6 The Netherlands 46.0 10.8
7 United Kingdom 36.1 13.9
8 Russia 33.0 15.9
9 Singapore 32.3 7.9
10 India 31.5 31.2



Table 9: China's Top Import Suppliers 2008 ($ billion)
*Percent change over 2007
Source: PRC General Administration of Customs, China's Customs Statistics
Rank Country/Region Volume % Change*
1 Japan 150.7 12.5
2 South Korea 112.2 8.1
3 Taiwan 103.3 2.3
4 United States 81.4 17.4
5 Germany 55.8 23.0
6 Australia 37.4 44.8
7 Malaysia 32.0 11.8
8 Saudi Arabia 31.0 76.6
9 Brazil 29.7 62.2
10 Thailand 25.6 13.2