The value of trade with foreign countries of China, in 2013, exceeded that of the United States.
The value of goods exported and imported from China in 2013 reached 4.16 trillion U.S. dollars (+ 7.6% compared to 2012), according to figures released by the Chinese government. In particular, China's exports reached 2.21 trillion U.S. dollars (+7.9% compared to 2012), while imports reached 1,950 billion (+7.3% compared to 2012). The foreign trade surplus is thus came to 259.75 billion U.S. dollars.
The first trading partner of China is the European Union. Chinese exports to Europe, in 2013, reached 339 billion dollars, while imports from Europe reached 220.1 billion dollars. For a total foreign trade of 559.1 billion (+2.1% compared to 2012), and a trade deficit of 118.9 billion for Europe.
The second largest trading partner of China is the USA. China's exports in 2013 reached 368.4 billion dollars, while imports from the U.S. totaled 152.6 billion dollars. For a total of 521 commercial exchange billion (+7.5% compared to 2012), and a trade deficit of 215.8 billion for the USA.