The maps below illustrate the largest trading partners of the People’s Republic of China. These only show countries that have an import, export, or trade balance of US$1 billion or more.
China’s Biggest Imports
South Korea is the biggest importer in China, having sent $203 billion worth of imported products to the mainland. It is one of six countries that have delivered imports of at least $100 billion, along with Japan, Taiwan (Republic of China), the United States, Germany, and Australia.
Brazil, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Russia also have a sizable number of imports, having contributed at least $50 billion worth of them.
China’s Biggest Exports
China has sent their products the most to the United States, as the former exported $481 billion worth of products to the latter. The mainland has exported $100 billion dollars or more as well to Japan, South Korea, and Hong Kong. Six countries received at least $50 billion dollars’ worth of Chinese products.
China’s Biggest Trade Deficits and Surpluses
When both import and export values are considered, each country has a trade balance. If the country has recorded more imports than exports, then there is a trade deficit (pink). Conversely, a trade surplus (blue) occurs when there are more exports than imports in a country.
Taiwan has the biggest trade deficit with China at $128 billion. The United States, meanwhile, has the largest trade surplus amounting to $324 billion.
These books talk more about how China trades with other countries:
- China and the World
- The Hundred-Year Marathon: China’s Secret Strategy to Replace America as the Global Superpower
- China, Trade and Power: Why the Wests Economic Engagement Has Failed
- How to Do Business with China: An Inside View on Chinese Culture and Etiquette
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