Imports as a share of GDP reached 0.180 % in 2017 in China, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 3.86 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, imports as a share of GDP in China reached an all time high of 0.284 % in 2004 and an all time low of 0.021 % in 1971. When compared to China's main peers, imports as a share of GDP in India amounted to 0.220 %, 0.167 % in Japan, 0.207 % in Russia and 0.150 % in USA in 2017.
China has been ranked 156th within the group of 165 countries we follow in terms of imports as a share of GDP, 11 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.
Imports of goods and services represent the value of all goods and other market services received from the rest of the world.