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 2020 was $2,357.11B, a 4.81% decline from 2019.
  • 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.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Billions of US $
China $2,357.11B
Mexico $407.76B
Russia $305.01B
Thailand $233.33B
Turkey $232.77B
Brazil $223.69B
Malaysia $185.27B
Romania $103.77B
South Africa $77.08B
Colombia $54.19B
Peru $42.63B
Algeria $40.85B
Iran $40.49B
Bulgaria $37.62B
Belarus $35.42B
Serbia $30.13B
Ecuador $20.51B
Dominican Republic $20.50B
Libya $20.38B
Guatemala $19.36B
Jordan $18.20B
Costa Rica $17.58B
Azerbaijan $15.54B
Lebanon $14.97B
Paraguay $10.79B
Bosnia $9.68B
North Macedonia $8.70B
Botswana $7.32B
Jamaica $7.19B
Albania $5.64B
Mauritius $5.32B
Armenia $4.98B
Equatorial Guinea $4.66B
Namibia $4.44B
Gabon $3.53B
Montenegro $2.89B
Fiji $1.96B
Suriname $1.42B
Belize $0.98B
Grenada $0.59B
Samoa $0.41B
Dominica $0.34B
China Imports - Historical Data
Year Billions of US $ % of GDP
2020 $2,357.11B 16.01%
2019 $2,476.29B 17.34%
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%