China Imports 1960-2021

Imports of goods and services represent the value of all goods and other market services received from the rest of the world. They include the value of merchandise, freight, insurance, transport, travel, royalties, license fees, and other services, such as communication, construction, financial, information, business, personal, and government services. They exclude compensation of employees and investment income (formerly called factor services) and transfer payments. Data are in current U.S. dollars.
  • China imports for 2019 was $2,476.29B, a 2.85% decline from 2018.
  • China imports for 2018 was $2,548.88B, a 15.41% increase from 2017.
  • China imports for 2017 was $2,208.50B, a 13.58% increase from 2016.
  • China imports for 2016 was $1,944.48B, a 2.93% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Billions of US $
China $2,476.29B
Mexico $495.91B
Russia $352.91B
Thailand $275.17B
Brazil $269.60B
Turkey $227.98B
Malaysia $210.71B
Romania $110.56B
South Africa $103.15B
Iraq $91.99B
Colombia $70.91B
Peru $52.03B
Kazakhstan $50.25B
Algeria $50.01B
Belarus $42.21B
Bulgaria $41.81B
Lebanon $31.55B
Serbia $31.42B
Libya $27.66B
Ecuador $25.09B
Dominican Republic $24.85B
Jordan $22.25B
Guatemala $21.61B
Costa Rica $19.92B
Azerbaijan $17.71B
Paraguay $13.15B
Bosnia $11.13B
North Macedonia $9.60B
Jamaica $8.40B
Mauritius $7.54B
Armenia $7.46B
Botswana $7.43B
Albania $6.93B
Namibia $5.89B
Equatorial Guinea $5.76B
Maldives $4.40B
Gabon $3.64B
Montenegro $3.59B
Belize $1.09B
Grenada $0.70B
Samoa $0.44B
Dominica $0.41B
Tonga $0.34B
Nauru $0.09B
China Imports - Historical Data
Year Billions of US $ % of GDP
2019 $2,476.29B 17.26%
2018 $2,548.88B 18.34%
2017 $2,208.50B 17.94%
2016 $1,944.48B 17.31%
2015 $2,003.26B 18.11%
2014 $2,241.29B 21.40%
2013 $2,119.38B 22.15%
2012 $1,943.22B 22.78%
2011 $1,825.40B 24.17%
2010 $1,432.42B 23.53%
2009 $1,042.53B 20.44%
2008 $1,149.04B 25.01%
2007 $950.02B 26.76%
2006 $782.81B 28.44%
2005 $648.71B 28.38%
2004 $556.18B 28.44%
2003 $412.14B 24.82%
2002 $295.62B 20.10%
2001 $243.97B 18.22%
2000 $224.31B 18.52%
1999 $168.06B 15.36%
1998 $144.91B 14.08%
1997 $144.62B 15.04%
1996 $137.26B 15.89%
1995 $119.90B 16.32%
1994 $97.25B 17.23%
1993 $86.07B 19.35%
1992 $61.85B 14.49%
1991 $43.94B 11.46%
1990 $38.46B 10.66%
1989 $46.12B 13.26%
1988 $48.98B 15.68%
1987 $33.78B 12.38%
1986 $33.59B 11.17%
1985 $38.30B 12.38%
1984 $24.71B 9.51%
1983 $19.39B 8.40%
1982 $17.79B 8.67%
1981 $14.59B 7.45%
1980 $12.45B 6.51%
1979 $10.56B 5.92%
1978 $7.62B 5.09%
1977 $7.15B 4.09%
1976 $6.66B 4.33%
1975 $7.93B 4.85%
1974 $7.79B 5.40%
1973 $5.21B 3.76%
1972 $2.85B 2.51%
1971 $2.13B 2.13%
1970 $2.28B 2.46%
1969 $1.92B 2.41%
1968 $2.07B 2.92%
1967 $2.17B 2.98%
1966 $2.48B 3.24%
1965 $2.25B 3.19%
1964 $1.71B 2.86%
1963 $1.45B 2.86%
1962 $1.37B 2.91%
1961 $1.75B 3.49%
1960 $2.64B 4.43%