China’s Top Ten Trade Partners Listed

Beijing has finalized a list of its top trade partners between January and September, 2001, with data provided by the General Administration of Customs.

Following are the latest figures about China's trade with its top ten partners from January to September.

-- Japan: total, US$64.726 billion, up 8.3 percent year-on-year; Exports to Japan, US$32.740 billion, up 10 percent; Imports, US$31.986 billion, up 6.6 percent.

-- The United States: total, US$60.077 billion, up 9. 9 percent; Exports, US$40.306 billion, up 4.8 percent; Imports, US$19.770 billion, up 21.9 percent.

-- The European Union: total, US$56.851 billion, up 12. 6 percent; Exports, US$30.110 billion, up 5.9 percent; Imports, US$26.741 billion, up 21.2 percent.

-- Hong Kong Special Administrative Region: total, US$40.680 billion, up 2.8 percent; Exports, US$33.681 billion up 2.9 percent; Imports, US$6.999 billion, up 2. 6 percent.

-- ASEAN countries: total, US$30.334 billion, up 6.8 percent; Exports, US$13.138 billion, up 6 percent; Imports, US$17.196 billion, up 7.4 percent.

-- The Republic of Korea: total, US$26.714 billion, up 6 percent; Exports, US$9.098 billion, up 11.4 percent; Imports, US$17.616 billion, up 3.5 percent.

-- Taiwan Province: total, US$23.384 billion, up 5 percent; Exports, US$3.616 billion, down 2.4 percent; Imports, US$19.768 billion, up 6.5 percent.

-- Russia: total, US$7.593 billion, up 31.5 percent; exports, US$1.783 billion, up 19.8 percent; Imports, US$5. 810 billion, up 35.6 percent.

-- Australia: total, US$6.5 billion, up 4.8 percent; Exports, US$2.589 billion, up 3.2 percent; Imports, US$3. 911 billion, up 5.9 percent.

-- Canada: total, US$5.451 billion, up 4.3 percent; Exports, US$2.543 billion, up 6.4 percent; Imports, US$2.908 billion, up 2.6 percent.

(People’s Daily November 7, 2001)

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