What Does China Export? Top 10 Export Products of China

20 November 2017
China Export

China stood as the largest exporter of goods and also as fastest growing consumer market in the world. It is a global hub for manufacturing and is the largest manufacturing economy in the world. However, China is second largest trading country and a key player in international trade. In 2001, China became a member of WTO (World Trade Organization). It also has FTA (Free Trade Agreements) with several nations including ASEAN, Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Korea and Switzerland. According to Central Intelligence Agency, China’ total GDP (purchase power parity) amounted to USD 21.29 trillion and recorded GDP real growth rate of 6.7% during 2016.


China shipped USD 2097 billion worth of goods around the globe in 2016. China export of products is raised by 57% since 2009 when the great recession kicked in down by 8% from 2015 to 2016. One of the most common questions is “What China Exports?” Here, we take a comprehensive look at the China top exports to the world. We have also analysed it on different digit level of HS code for better product specification.


Top 10 Export Commodities of China (HS Code 2-Digit Level)


China top 10 exports accounted for two-thirds (approximately 67%) of the overall value of its global shipments. China’s top export product is electrical machinery and recorded value of USD 553 billion in 2016 which represented 26.37% of the total’s output. It has seen a rise in China exports of electronics by 3% between 2012 and 2016. However, it is declined by 7% from 2015 to 2016. Electrical machinery and its equipment including sound recorders & reproducers, television etc. mainly come under HS code 85.


Machinery is the second in the list of most exported products from China and registered USD 343 billion during the year 2016. It mainly includes mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers and parts thereof and comes under HS code 84. Machinery export from China is dropped by 2% since 2012 and it is also declined by 6% during 2015-16. Check the following table to know the top 10 China export products up to 2-digit HS code with the value recorded.



HS Code

Products

Value (USD Billion)

HS Code 85

Electrical Machinery

553

HS Code 84

Machinery

343

HS Code 94

Furniture

87

HS Code 61

Articles of clothing, knitted or crotched

74

HS Code 62

Articles of clothing, not knitted or crotched

72

HS Code 90

Optical, Photographic

67

HS Code 39

Plastics

62

HS Code 87

Vehicles

60

HS Code 73

Articles of Iron/Steel

51

HS Code 64

Footwear & Gaiters

47

*above stats are based on 2016 report


China Top 10 Exports (HS Code 4-Digit Level)


In the category of electronics, telephone sets (HS Code 8517) mainly Chinese mobile phones are the most demanded product in the foreign countries and 8% of the rise in mobile export business is recorded between 2012 and 2016. However, a decline of 5% in China mobile exports is also recorded during 2015-16. Mobile phone exports from China stood at USD 201.36 billion in 2016.


Automatic data processing machines are the second largest product that is exported from China with the value of USD 125 billion during 2016. It comes under HS Code 8471 and also includes magnetic or optical readers, machines for transcribing data onto data media in coded form and machines for processing such data. China export of this product is declined by 9% from 2015 to 2016.


Electronic integrated circuit is third in the list of top export commodities of China, registered USD 61.15 billion during 2016. It has seen a decline in China export of HS Code 8542 by 12% during 2015-16. Here is the table representing top 10 export commodities of China and it is categorized by 4-digit level.



HS Code

Products

Value (USD Billion)

HS Code 8517

Telephone Sets

201.36

HS Code 8471

Automatic data processing machines

125.00

HS Code 8542

Electronic integrated circuits

61.15

HS Code 9405

Lamps & lighting fittings

29.97

HS Code 9013

Liquid Crystal Devices

28.74

HS Code 8708

Parts for tractors & transport vehicles

28.27

HS Code 8528

Monitors & projectors

28.23

HS Code 8541

Diodes, transistors & semiconductor devices

26.61

HS Code 9403

Furniture & its parts

25.91

HS Code 8473

Parts suitable for use solely with machines of heading 8469 to 8472

25.85

*above stats are based on 2016 report


China Top Export Products List (HS Code 6-Digit Level)


As we have mentioned above, Chinese mobile phone (HS Code 851712) is the most selling product in foreign countries and recorded USD 116.09 billion during the year 2016. The demand for mobile phone is increased by 10% between 2012 and 2016. Data processing machines, automatic, portable, consisting of at least a CPU, keyboard and display, and comes under HS code 847130. As per China export products statistics, it recorded value of USD 79.57 billion from the export of this product. Let’s go to the table and know the top 10 export products of China up to HS Code 6-digit level.



HS Code

Products

Value (USD Billion)

HS Code 851712

Telephones for cellular networks mobile telephones or for other wireless networks

116.09

HS Code 847130

Data processing machines, automatic, portable

 

79.57

HS Code 851770

Parts of telephone sets, telephones for cellular networks or for other wireless networks

48.32

HS Code 851762

Machines for the reception, conversion and transmission of voice, images etc.

31.90

HS Code 854231

Electronic integrated circuits as processors and controllers

26.22

HS Code 901380

LCD and other optical appliances and instruments not elsewhere specified

25.95

HS Code 847330

Parts of automatic data processing machines

25.01

HS Code 854232

Electronic integrated circuits as memories

23.01

HS Code 950300

Tricycles, scooters, pedal cars & similar wheeled toys

18.38

HS Code 640299

Footwear with outer soles & uppers of rubber

17.05

*above stats are based on 2016 report


Major Export Goods of China (HS Code 8-Digit Level)


Liquid crystal display panel, memories, tablet computers and electric lamps are also the main export products of China. At last, take a look at the top products which is specified deeply within tariff line HS code of 8-digit level with the export value recorded in 2016.



HS Code

Products

Value (USD Billion)

HS Code 85171210

Wireless telephone handsets

115.58

HS Code 84713090

Other portable data processing machines

58.15

HS Code 85177030

Parts of wireless telephone handsets

33.28

HS Code 85423100

Processors & controllers

26.76

HS Code 90138030

LCD panel

25.82

HS Code 85423200

Memories

23.24

HS Code 84733090

Other machines parts of heading 8471

23.17

HS Code 84713010

Tablet Computers

21.24

HS Code 94054090

Electric lamps & lighting fittings

16.73

HS Code 84717010

Rigid disk drivers

15.45

 *above stats are based on 2016 report


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Month

January

Year

2017

HS Code

25262020

HS Code Description

Talc, crushed or powdered

Chinese Trader Name

After the group Haicheng Shuiquan Talc Mine Co. Ltd

Plant Location

Liaoning Province, Haicheng

Quantity

1075150 KGS

Value

USD 387782

Destination Country

Japan

Destination Economic Region

Asia

Customs

Dalian

Payment

FOB (Free on Board)

Shipping Route

By Sea

 

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