What are the top 10 Chinese imports?

October 3, 2023

AGI News

China has the second largest economy in the world, only behind the US. This makes China a significant player in world trade when it comes to the importing and exporting of goods. Why not read on to find out what China imports, with our top 10 Chinese imports article!

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How big is the imports market in China?

According to data from World’s Top Exports, Chinese imports totalled US$2.716 trillion in 2022. Imports from Taiwan, South Korea, Japan the US, accounted for just under 30% of all Chinese imports.

So, what are the top 10 Chinese imports?

The following are the top 10 Chinese imports during 2022. This top 10 accounts for over 76% of the total US$ value for all imports to China.

1. Electrical Machinery and Equipment – US$644.7 billion (23.7% of total imports to China)

2. Mineral Fuels – US$535.3 billion (19.7% of total imports)

3. Ores – US$224.7 billion (8.3% of total imports)

4. Machinery including Computers – US$202.1 billion (7.4% of total imports)

5. Gems & Precious Metals – US$103.7 billion (3.8% of total imports)

6. Optical, Technical & Medical Apparatus – US$82.0 billion (3% of total imports)

7. Vehicles – US$80.8 billion (3% of total imports)

8. Plastics & Plastic Articles – US$75.2 billion (2.8% of total imports)

9. Copper – US$68.7 billion (2.5% of total imports)

10. Oil seeds – US$68.6 billion (2.5% of total imports)

Source: World’s Top Exports


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