Foreign Trade (As % of GDP) in China

Foreign trade as a share of GDP reached 37.8 % in 2017 in China, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 2.08 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, foreign trade as a share of GDP in China reached an all time high of 64.5 % in 2006 and an all time low of 4.92 % in 1971. When compared to China's main peers, foreign trade as a share of GDP in India amounted to 40.8 %, 34.4 % in Japan, 46.8 % in Russia and 27.1 % in USA in 2017.

China has been ranked 152nd within the group of 165 countries we follow in terms of foreign trade as a share of GDP, 31 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.

Trade is the sum of exports and imports of goods and services measured as a share of gross domestic product.


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