General profile: China

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2017
Population
Population
Exchange rates
Exchange rate
GDP
GDP
1 409.517 Millions
6.759 CNY/US$
12 015 720 Millions current US$
Land area
Land area ¹
CPI growth (%)
CPI growth
GDP growth
GDP growth
(m) 9 388 211 km²
1.59 %
6.90 %
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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+7.9 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2017
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Merchandise exports
761 953
1 580 000
2 273 468
2 263 371
Merchandise imports
659 953
1 400 000
1 679 566
1 843 792
Merchandise trade balance
102 000
180 000
593 902
419 579
Export structure by product group in 2017
(as % of total exports)
6 %6 %94 %94 %
Top 5 partners in 2017
(exports, millions of US$)
430 328279 211137 259102 70471 617430 328279 211137 259102 70471 617
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN SERVICES
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Total trade in services ²
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Services exports
78 469
(e) 178 339
218 634
228 090
Services imports
83 971
(e) 193 401
435 541
467 589
Services trade balance
-5 502
(e) -15 063
-216 907
-239 499
Services exports by main category ²
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Transport
19.7
19.2
17.7
16.3
Travel
37.3
25.7
20.6
17.0
Other services
26.0
(e) 41.0
(e) 50.8
(h) 56.2
TRADE INDICES
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ECONOMIC TRENDS
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+6.9 %
Gross domestic product growth rate in 2017
Economic indicators
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2017
GDP, current
2 308 800
6 066 351
11 226 185
12 015 720
GDP per capita, current US$
1 747
4 461
8 036
8 525
Real GDP growth, y-on-y, %
11.40
10.60
6.90
6.90
Current account balance, % of GDP
5.73
3.92
2.71
1.37
Exchange rate (/US$)
8.194
6.770
6.227
6.759
GDP by expenditure in 2016
(as % of total GDP)
39.314.444.119.617.439.314.444.119.617.4
FDI AND EXTERNAL FINANCIAL RESOURCES
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+1.0 %
FDI outflows as % of GDP in 2017
Financial flows
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2017
FDI inflows
72 406.00
114 734.00
135 610.00
136 320.00
FDI outflows
12 261.17
68 811.31
145 667.15
124 630.00
Personal remittances, % of GDP
..
0.86
0.57
0.53
Financial flows trends
(millions of US$)
63 859.763 859.761 000.061 000.063 937.663 937.662 332.362 332.359 491.359 491.357 986.657 986.661 576.261 576.252 459.652 459.641 600.441 600.447 742.847 742.838 395.038 395.027 565.2136 320136 320133 710133 710135 610135 610128 500128 500123 911123 911121 080121 080123 985123 985114 734114 73495 00095 000108 312108 31283 52183 52172 71572 71572 40672 40660 63060 63053 50553 50552 74352 74346 87846 87840 71540 71563 859.761 000.063 937.662 332.359 491.357 986.661 576.252 459.641 600.447 742.838 395.0136 320133 710135 610128 500123 911121 080123 985114 73495 000108 31283 52172 71572 40660 63053 50552 74346 87840 715FDI Inwards flowsFDI Inwards flowsFDI Inwards flowsMigrant's remittances receiptsMigrant's remittances receiptsMigrant's remittances receipts
TRADE IN GOODS AND SERVICES
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Trade balance indicators ²
(as % and index)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Balance, % of GDP
5.14
(e) 3.68
3.20
1.97
Balance, % of imports
18.31
(e) 15.56
17.95
10.72
Normalized balance
0.084
(e) 0.072
0.082
0.051
Trade openness ²
(sum of imports and exports as % of GDP)
39373945464851514457626461
LABOUR FORCE
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Labour force by gender in 2017
(as % of total labour force, all sectors)
Male
56%Male 56%Female
44%Female 44%
OTHER INDICATORS
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4.235 %
Share of the total world merchant fleet in 2017
Maritime transport indicators
 
2005
2010
2015
2017
Merchant fleet, national flag (thousands of DWT)
29 793
45 157
77 795
78 870
Liner shipping connectivity index (maximum 2004 = 100 for China)
108.29
143.57
167.13
169.56
Container port throughput (TEU)
..
142 970 010
195 276 751
213 719 925
Information economy indicators
(as % of)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Share of ICT goods, % of total exports
30.72
29.12
26.56
..
Share of ICT goods, % of total imports
25.28
20.40
23.35
..
Share of workforce involved in the ICT sector
..
..
..
..
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Notes:
1
Land area refers to the total area of a country excluding area under inland water bodies. It differs from the country area, that includes area under inland water bodies, but excludes offshore territorial waters.
2
Statistics presented correspond to the 6th edition of the IMF Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual (BPM6, 2009).
e
Estimated.
h
Break, estimated.
m
Estimated. Data refers to 2013.
Symbols for missing values:
0
Zero means that the amount is nil or negligible
..
Not available or not separately reported
_
Not applicable
...
Not available, including no quotation
#
Non-relevant calculation
-
Not publishable
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Negative accumulation of flows; Value included in regional and global totals
Abbreviations & acronyms:
DWT:
Dead weight tons
FDI:
Foreign direct investment
GDP:
Gross domestic product
ICT:
Information and communication technology
TEU:
Twenty foot equivalent unit
US$:
United States dollar
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Generation date: 19 November 2018