Flag China / Pakistan Flag

Exports Flag β†’ Flag  (2018): $16.3B, Rnk 33 / 206

Top Product Flag β†’ Flag (2018): $643M, Mixed Mineral or Chemical Fertilizers

Exports Flag β†’ Flag (2018): $1.95B, Rnk 2 / 196

Top Product Flag β†’ Flag (2018): $769M, Non-Retail Pure Cotton Yarn

Economic Complexity of Flag (2018): ECI 0.89, Rnk 30 / 137

Economic Complexity of Flag (2018): ECI -0.73, Rnk 104 / 137

China-Pakistan: In 2018, China exported $16.3B to Pakistan. The main products exported from China to Pakistan were Mixed Mineral or Chemical Fertilizers ($643M), Broadcasting Equipment ($586M), and Synthetic Filament Yarn Woven Fabric ($411M). During the last 23 years the exports of China to Pakistan have increased at an annualized rate of 15.3%, from $616M in 1995 to $16.3B in 2018.

Pakistan-China: In 2018, Pakistan exported $1.95B to China. The main products exported from Pakistan to China were Non-Retail Pure Cotton Yarn ($769M), Rice ($159M), and Alcohol > 80% ABV ($137M). During the last 23 years the exports of Pakistan to China have increased at an annualized rate of 10.1%, from $216M in 1995 to $1.95B in 2018.

Comparison: In 2018, China ranked 30 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI 0.89), and 1 in total exports ($2.59T). That same year, Pakistan ranked 104 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI -0.73), and 69 in total exports ($26.7B). N/A

Bilateral Trade by Products

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In 2018, China exported $16.3B to Pakistan. The main products exported from China to Pakistan were Mixed Mineral or Chemical Fertilizers ($643M), Broadcasting Equipment ($586M), and Synthetic Filament Yarn Woven Fabric ($411M). During the last 23 years the exports of China to Pakistan have increased at an annualized rate of 15.3%, from $616M in 1995 to $16.3B in 2018.

In 2018, Pakistan exported $1.95B to China. The main products exported from Pakistan to China were Non-Retail Pure Cotton Yarn ($769M), Rice ($159M), and Alcohol > 80% ABV ($137M). During the last 23 years the exports of Pakistan to China have increased at an annualized rate of 10.1%, from $216M in 1995 to $1.95B in 2018.

Market Competitiveness

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China
Top Destination
: United States, $499B

Pakistan
Top Destination
: United States, $3.52B

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

In 2018, countries that imported more from China than Pakistan were United States ($499B), Hong Kong ($282B), and Japan ($155B).

In 2018, countries that imported more from Pakistan than China were Afghanistan ($1.67B), Guam ($173k), and Anguilla ($4.27k).

Comparative Advantage China - Pakistan

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

During 2018, China had a large net trade with Pakistan in the exports of Machines ($5.84B), Textiles ($2.54B), and Chemical Products ($2.22B).

During 2018, Pakistan had a large net trade with China in the exports of Textiles ($986M), Vegetable Products ($202M), and Metals ($190M).

Tariff Section

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This sections shows import tariffs for products traded between China and Pakistan (using the HS6 product classification and the last year reported).

In 2018, the products from China that paid the highest import tariffs to enter Pakistan were Vermouth and other flavoured grape wines - pack < 2l (65%) and Vermouth and other flavoured grape wines - pack > 2l (65%).

In 2018, the products from Pakistan that paid the highest import tariffs to enter China were Large Sized Cars (100%) and Large Diesel Engine Cars (100%).

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*The tariffs present between China and Pakistan are:
125: General duty rate
136: Most Favoured Nation duty rate treatement
284: Preferential tariff for Pakistan

Trade Forecasts

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This section shows a forecast for total trade between China and Pakistan. The forecast is based on a long short-term memory model or LSTM constructed using yearly trade data.

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Economic Complexity

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Competitive Landscape

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This visualization show the product space at the HS4 level colored from blue to red.  This mean that the more blue a dot/product is, the more China has comparative advantage over Pakistan. Similarly, the more red a dot/product is, the more Pakistan has comparative advantage over China.