|Unit||Ths. USD, SAAR|
|Adjustments||Seasonally Adjusted at Annual Rate|
|Balance of Goods||Oct 2018||299,178,404||403,450,015||Ths. USD, SAAR||Monthly|
|Exports of Goods||Oct 2018||2,612,576,241||2,599,306,163||Ths. USD, SAAR||Monthly|
|Imports of Goods||Oct 2018||2,313,397,837||2,195,856,147||Ths. USD, SAAR||Monthly|
|Current Account Balance||2018 Q2||5,329,353,201||-35,536,477,109||USD, NSA||Quarterly|
|Exports of Goods and Services||2017||16,341,757,817,300||14,617,684,515,100||NCU||Annual|
|Imports of Goods and Services||2017||14,926,254,322,100||12,920,124,576,200||NCU||Annual|
|Net Exports||2015||2,400||1,615||Bil. CNY||Annual|
|Real Exports of Goods and Services||2014||13,639,593,766,837||13,119,532,600,800||NCU||Annual|
|Real Imports of Goods and Services||2014||11,797,706,804,538||11,320,283,768,100||NCU||Annual|
In China, the monthly Foreign Trade Statistics is published by the General Administration of Customs of China (China Customs).
The statistical territory of merchandise trade statistics coincides with the customs territory of the People's Republic of China (PR China), excluding the separate customs territories of Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan Province.
The units of measure for China's imports and exports data is in million U.S dollars. The trade balance figure is calculated based on the difference between export and import.
The trade data is also available in trade by principal commodity as well as by the top trading partners of China.
Since 1980, the compilation of Customs statistics follows the concepts and definitions recommended by the United Nations for use in international trade statistics, that is International Merchandise Trade Statistics: Concepts and Definitions, Rev. 2, New York, UN, 1998 (IMTS). The disseminated data include value of total imports and exports in yuans and US dollars with (in US dollars) breakdown by 2 main categories each of primary and manufactured goods, as well as information by detailed categories, by destination country, foreign enterprises, domestic region, etc.
Customs statistics cover all merchandise which enter or leave the customs territory of PR China and add to or subtract the stock of material sources of China, excluding the following types of goods: temporary imports or exports, goods on lease for less than one year, personal effects of travelers, goods consigned to diplomatic missions, goods for repair and goods in transit.
Imports are recorded on the date when goods are released from Customs. Exports are recorded on the date when goods are cleared from Customs.
The source only publishes current month and year ago numbers hence only some data are revised.