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111%CURRENT US$
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About

China-Iran Trade: In 2022, China exported $18.9B to Iran. The main products that China exported to Iran were Motor vehicles; parts and accessories (8701 to 8705) ($1.07B), Vehicle Bodies (including cabs) for the motor vehicles (8701 to 8705) ($553M), and Broadcasting Equipment ($258M). Over the past 5 years the exports of China to Iran have increased at an annualized rate of 133%, from $276M in 2017 to $18.9B in 2022.

In 2022, China did not export any services to Iran.

Iran-China Trade: In 2022, Iran exported $12.3B to China. The main products that Iran exported to China were Ethylene Polymers ($2.13B), Acyclic Alcohols ($826M), and Refined Copper ($765M). Over the past 5 years the exports of Iran to China have increased at an annualized rate of 128%,  from $198M in 2017 to $12.3B in 2022.

In 2022, Iran did not export any services to China.

Comparison: In 2022,  China ranked 22 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI 1.12), and 1 in total exports ($3.73T). That same year, Iran ranked 60 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI 0.072), and 86 in total exports ($15.9B).

Historical Data

Bilateral Trade by Products

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In 2022, China exported $18.9B to Iran. The main products exported from China to Iran were Motor vehicles; parts and accessories (8701 to 8705) ($1.07B), Vehicle Bodies (including cabs) for the motor vehicles (8701 to 8705) ($553M), and Broadcasting Equipment ($258M). During the last 5 years the exports of China to Iran have increased at an annualized rate of 133%, from $276M in 2017 to $18.9B in 2022.

In 2017, Iran exported $12.3B to China. The main products exported from Iran to China were Ethylene Polymers ($2.13B), Acyclic Alcohols ($826M), and Refined Copper ($765M). During the last 22 years the exports of Iran to China have increased at an annualized rate of 128%, from $198M in 1995 to $12.3B in 2017.

Exports from China (Flag) to Iran (Flag) (2022)

Exports from Iran (Flag) to China (Flag) (2022)

Market Competitiveness

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This map shows whether countries import more from China or Iran. Each country is colored based on the difference in imports they receive from China and Iran or the difference in the growth in imports.

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Difference in imports from Iran (Flag) and China (Flag) (2022)

Comparative Advantage China - Iran

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This chart compares trade between China and Iran by product, considering products traded by both, China and Iran.

During 2022, China had a large net trade with Iran in the exports of Machines ($3.54B), Transportation ($1.91B), and Metals ($962M).

During 2017, Iran had a large net trade with China in the exports of Plastics and Rubbers ($2.13B), Mineral Products ($1.15B), and Metals ($1.14B).

Economic Complexity

Competitive Landscape

This visualization shows the product space at the HS4 level with the flags of China and Iran. This means that a dot/product with the flag of China indicates it has a comparative advantage over Iran. Similarly, a dot/product with the flag of Iran indicates it has a comparative advantage over China.

Product Space of China (Flag) and Iran (Flag) (2022)

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