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Top China Imports from the World
In 2015, China bought US$1.682 trillion worth of imported products down by -3.5% since 2011 and down by -14.1% from 2014 to 2015.
Top 10 Chinese Imports from South Korea

South Korea's exports to China amounted to
$174.6 billion or 11.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $81.5 billion
  2. Medical, technical equipment: $21 billion
  3. Machinery: $17.5 billion
  4. Plastics: $10.9 billion
  5. Organic chemicals: $10.6 billion
  6. Oil: $6.6 billion
  7. Vehicles: $5 billion
  8. Iron and steel: $3.4 billion
  9. Copper: $2 billion
10. Other chemical goods: $1.6 billion
Top 10 Chinese Imports from the US

America's exports to China amounted to
$150.5 billion or 9.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $19.8 billion
  2. Aircraft, spacecraft: $17.6 billion
  3. Machinery: $15.9 billion
  4. Vehicles: $13.2 billion
  5. Oil seed: $13 billion
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $11.3 billion
  7. Plastics: $6.3 billion
  8. Woodpulp: $3.9 billion
  9. Pharmaceuticals: $3.3 billion
10. Organic chemicals: $3.2 billion
Top 10 Chinese Imports from Taiwan

Taiwan's exports to China amounted to
$145 billion or 9.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $89 billion
  2. Medical, technical equipment: $15.5 billion
  3. Machinery: $9.4 billion
  4. Plastics: $8.4 billion
  5. Organic chemicals: $5.4 billion
  6. Copper: $2 billion
  7. Other chemical goods: $1.4 billion
  8. Glass: $1.4 billion
  9. Iron and steel: $1.4 billion
10. Manmade filaments: $892.2 million
Top 10 Chinese Imports from Japan

Japan's exports to China amounted to
$143.1 billion or 9.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $38.8 billion
  2. Machinery: $26.3 billion
  3. Medical, technical equipment: $14.5 billion
  4. Vehicles: $12.4 billion
  5. Plastics: $8.7 billion
  6. Organic chemicals: $6.6 billion
  7. Iron and steel: $6 billion
  8. Copper: $3.2 billion
  9. Other chemical goods: $2.7 billion
10. Iron or steel products: $1.9 billion
Top 10 Chinese Imports from Germany

Germany's exports to China amounted to
$87.7 billion or 5.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $20.8 billion
  2. Vehicles: $20.4 billion
  3. Electronic equipment: $12.4 billion
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $7.8 billion
  5. Pharmaceuticals: $4.5 billion
  6. Plastics: $2.8 billion
  7. Aircraft, spacecraft: $2.8 billion
  8. Iron or steel products: $1.8 billion
  9. Other chemical goods: $1.2 billion
10. Organic chemicals: $1.2 billion
Top 10 Chinese Imports from Australia

Australia's exports to China amounted to
$73.9 billion or 4.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Ores, slag, ash: $41.1 billion
  2. Oil: $8.1 billion
  3. Copper: $2.4 billion
  4. Cereals: $2.1 billion
  5. Wool: $1.6 billion
  6. Inorganic chemicals: $1 billion
  7. Meat: $1 billion
  8. Wood: $840.8 million
  9. Raw hides excluding furskins: $712.9 million
10. Aluminum: $530.4 million
Top 10 Chinese Imports from Malaysia

Malaysia's exports to China amounted to
$53.3 billion or 3.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $32.6 billion
  2. Oil: $5.8 billion
  3. Machinery: $3.3 billion
  4. Animal/vegetable fats and oils: $1.8 billion
  5. Rubber: $1.4 billion
  6. Ores, slag, ash: $1.4 billion
  7. Plastics: $1.3 billion
  8. Medical, technical equipment: $1 billion
  9. Organic chemicals: $864 million
10. Copper: $635.7 million
Top 10 Chinese Imports from Brazil

Brazil's exports to China amounted to
$44.3 billion or 2.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Oil seed: $17 billion
  2. Ores, slag, ash: $12.8 billion
  3. Oil: $5.3 billion
  4. Woodpulp: $2.5 billion
  5. Meat: $992.2 million
  6. Sugar: $944.8 million
  7. Raw hides excluding furskins: $809.6 million
  8. Iron and steel: $642.9 million
  9. Copper: $631.3 million
10. Tobacco: $284 million
Top 10 Chinese Imports from Switzerland

Switzerland's exports to China amounted to
$41.2 billion or 2.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $1.9 billion
  2. Clocks and watches: $1.8 billion
  3. Medical, technical equipment: $1.2 billion
  4. Pharmaceuticals: $1.1 billion
  5. Electronic equipment: $994.1 million
  6. Organic chemicals: $567.7 million
  7. Gems, precious metals: $256.2 million
  8. Plastics: $192.2 million
  9. Iron or steel products: $101 million
10. Vehicles: $92.1 million
Top 10 Chinese Imports from Thailand

Thailand's exports to China amounted to
$37.2 billion or 2.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $8.3 billion
  2. Machinery: $6.8 billion
  3. Rubber: $4 billion
  4. Plastics: $3.5 billion
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $1.8 billion
  6. Vegetables: $1.7 billion
  7. Organic chemicals: $1.5 billion
  8. Gems, precious metals: $1.3 billion
  9. Wood: $1.3 billion
10. Fruits, nuts: $1.2 billion
Top 10 Chinese Imports from Russia

Russia's exports to China amounted to
$33.2 billion or 2.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Oil: $20.2 billion
  2. Wood: $3.1 billion
  3. Nickel: $2.3 billion
  4. Fish: $1.2 billion
  5. Ores, slag, ash: $906.2 million
  6. Fertilizers: $866.9 million
  7. Woodpulp: $835.4 million
  8. Copper: $647.7 million
  9. Inorganic chemicals: $391.2 million
10. Machinery: $390.6 million
Fastest-Growing Chinese Imports 2015
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