Overview: In 2018 China was the number 2 economy in the world in terms of GDP (constant 2011 international USD), the number 1 in total exports, the number 2 in total imports, and the number 30 most complex economy according to the Economic Complexity Index (ECI). In 2018, China exported $2.59T and imported $1.61T, resulting in a positive trade balance of $977B. In 2018, China's exports per capita were $1.86k and its imports per capita were $1.16k.
Trade: The top exports of China are Broadcasting Equipment ($224B), Computers ($147B), Office Machine Parts ($100B), Integrated Circuits ($90.9B), and Telephones ($55.3B). The top imports of China are Crude Petroleum ($208B), Integrated Circuits ($133B), Iron Ore ($59.2B), Cars ($45.2B), and Petroleum Gas ($44.2B).
Destinations: China exports mostly to United States ($499B), Hong Kong ($282B), Japan ($155B), South Korea ($107B), and Germany ($96.9B), and imports mostly from South Korea ($160B), Japan ($139B), United States ($119B), Germany ($109B), and Chinese Taipei ($97.4B).
Location: China borders North Korea, Russia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Laos, Vietnam, Hong Kong, and Macau by land and Indonesia, Brunei, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, and Philippines by sea.