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Top China Imports from the World
In 2017, China bought US$1.841 trillion worth of imported products down by -5.6% since 2013 but up by 15.9% from 2016 to 2017.
Top 10 Chinese Imports from South Korea

South Korea's exports to China amounted to
$177.5 billion or 9.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $87.1 billion
  2. Machinery: $17 billion
  3. Medical, technical equipment: $15 billion
  4. Organic chemicals: $13.1 billion
  5. Plastics: $11.1 billion
  6. Mineral fuels including oil: $8.1 billion
  7. Iron and steel: $3.7 billion
  8. Vehicles: $2.8 billion
  9. Copper: $2 billion
10. Inorganic chemicals: $2 billion
Top 10 Chinese Imports from Japan

Japan's exports to China amounted to
$165.5 billion or 9% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $42 billion
  2. Machinery: $34.5 billion
  3. Vehicles: $16.5 billion
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $15.8 billion
  5. Plastics: $9.7 billion
  6. Organic chemicals: $6.9 billion
  7. Iron and steel: $6 billion
  8. Other chemical goods: $3.3 billion
  9. Copper: $3 billion
10. Iron or steel products: $2.4 billion
Top 10 Chinese Imports from the US

America's exports to China amounted to
$154.8 billion or 8.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $17.4 billion
  2. Machinery: $16.5 billion
  3. Vehicles: $15.1 billion
  4. Oil seed: $14.6 billion
  5. Aircraft, spacecraft: $14.3 billion
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $11.7 billion
  7. Mineral fuels including oil: $7.3 billion
  8. Plastics: $7 billion
  9. Woodpulp: $4.4 billion
10. Pharmaceuticals: $3.8 billion
Top 10 Chinese Imports from Taiwan

Taiwan's exports to China amounted to
$154.8 billion or 8.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $96.3 billion
  2. Medical, technical equipment: $15.1 billion
  3. Machinery: $11.8 billion
  4. Plastics: $8.9 billion
  5. Organic chemicals: $5.7 billion
  6. Copper: $2.5 billion
  7. Iron and steel: $1.5 billion
  8. Glass: $1.4 billion
  9. Other chemical goods: $1.3 billion
10. Man-made filaments: $822.2 million
Top 10 Chinese Imports from Germany

Germany's exports to China amounted to
$96.9 billion or 5.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $21.7 billion
  2. Machinery: $21.1 billion
  3. Electronic equipment: $12.1 billion
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $9.3 billion
  5. Pharmaceuticals: $6.9 billion
  6. Aircraft, spacecraft: $4.3 billion
  7. Plastics: $3.2 billion
  8. Iron or steel products: $1.9 billion
  9. Other chemical goods: $1.4 billion
10. Organic chemicals: $1.3 billion
Top 10 Chinese Imports from Australia

Australia's exports to China amounted to
$94.6 billion or 5.1% of its overall imports.

  1. Ores, slag, ash: $51.4 billion
  2. Mineral fuels including oil: $17 billion
  3. Wool: $2 billion
  4. Copper: $2 billion
  5. Cereals: $1.9 billion
  6. Wood: $1.3 billion
  7. Meat: $1 billion
  8. Salt, sulphur, stone, cement: $906 million
  9. Beverages: $752.8 million
10. Pharmaceuticals: $619.1 million
Top 10 Chinese Imports from Brazil

Brazil's exports to China amounted to
$58.5 billion or 3.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Oil seed: $20.9 billion
  2. Ores, slag, ash: $18.2 billion
  3. Mineral fuels including oil: $8.8 billion
  4. Woodpulp: $3.4 billion
  5. Meat: $1.9 billion
  6. Iron and steel: $665.7 million
  7. Raw hides excluding furskins: $623.5 million
  8. Aircraft, spacecraft: $463.1 million
  9. Copper: $376.2 million
10. Sugar: $370.1 million
Top 10 Chinese Imports from Malaysia

Malaysia's exports to China amounted to
$54 billion or 2.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $30.5 billion
  2. Mineral fuels including oil: $8.1 billion
  3. Machinery: $3.7 billion
  4. Rubber: $1.9 billion
  5. Animal/vegetable fats and oils: $1.6 billion
  6. Plastics: $1.3 billion
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $1.2 billion
  8. Organic chemicals: $1.2 billion
  9. Ores, slag, ash: $657.6 million
10. Other chemical goods: $599.4 million
Top 10 Chinese Imports from Vietnam

Vietnam's exports to China amounted to
$50.4 billion or 2.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $22.5 billion
  2. Cotton: $2.1 billion
  3. Medical, technical equipment: $1.9 billion
  4. Rubber: $1.5 billion
  5. Footwear: $1.5 billion
  6. Machinery: $1.3 billion
  7. Mineral fuels including oil: $1.1 billion
  8. Cereals: $1 billion
  9. Wood: $1 billion
10. Fruits, nuts: $704.4 million
Top 10 Chinese Imports from Thailand

Thailand's exports to China amounted to
$41.8 billion or 2.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $9.2 billion
  2. Machinery: $7 billion
  3. Rubber: $5.7 billion
  4. Plastics: $3.3 billion
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $2.3 billion
  6. Wood: $1.7 billion
  7. Organic chemicals: $1.6 billion
  8. Mineral fuels including oil: $1.3 billion
  9. Fruits, nuts: $1.2 billion
10. Vehicles: $1.2 billion
Top 10 Chinese Imports from Russia

Russia's exports to China amounted to
$41.4 billion or 2.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $27.3 billion
  2. Wood: $4.5 billion
  3. Fish: $1.4 billion
  4. Nickel: $1.3 billion
  5. Ores, slag, ash: $1.3 billion
  6. Woodpulp: $887.5 million
  7. Gems, precious metals: $505 million
  8. Fertilizers: $459.1 million
  9. Copper: $427.5 million
10. Machinery: $366.5 million
Fastest-Growing Chinese Imports 2017
Research Note: 
Import numbers rarely match the source exporters’ stats. Reasons for import-export statistical discrepancies include re-exports, time lags, misallocations, distinct trade reporting systems, different quantity measurements and country confidentiality rules. Also, transportation and insurance costs are sometimes added to import totals.
Data source: Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis