Infographic: Chinese Exports in 2012

Infographic Chinese Exports

China’s exports were up by 43.3%

Some analysts overlook the fact that the People’s Republic of China is extraordinarily rich in resources as well as in human capital to manufacture and process goods.

This Chinese exports infographic shows that since the Great Recession started in 2008, China has grown its global shipments by almost half. That 43.3% improvement compares with the worldwide average increase of 14.8% for all exporting countries from 2008 to 2012.


Check our WTEX website often for any signs that China’s exports are slowing down or picking up speed in 2013. We update our research as soon as new statistics become available.

In the meantime, peruse the chart below that shows the overall progress in global exports since 2008. There definitely hasn’t been a “V-shaped” recovery. Still, world export sales have made steady progress over the five-year study period. What this means is that import customers are still buying and that international cash flows remain flowing.

Will individual country and regional debt problems derail the brightening export picture? That depends on whether importing countries can continue to afford to pay for their imports. In international trade, items are often paid for after delivery. This in turn means that importers rely on credit. If a global credit crisis erupts, this will severely impact global exports.

Only time will tell whether importing countries can sustain the growth in export sales since 2008.

See also Infographic: US Exports Gain in 2012

Research Sources:
Trade Map, International Trade Centre, Accessed on April 25, 2013