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China - Food imports as a share of merchandise imports

6.5 (%) in 2016

In 2016, food imports for China was 6.5 %. Before food imports of China started to increase to reach a level of 6.5 % in 2016, it went through a trough reaching a low of 3.2 % in 2006.

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What is food imports?

Food comprises the commodities in SITC sections 0 (food and live animals), 1 (beverages and tobacco), and 4 (animal and vegetable oils and fats) and SITC division 22 (oil seeds, oil nuts, and oil kernels).

What is China food imports?

Date Value Change, %
2016 6.5 -6.83 %
2015 7.0 20.66 %
2014 5.8 5.74 %
2013 5.5 1.69 %
2012 5.4 16.22 %
2011 4.6 0.75 %
2010 4.6 -6.15 %
2009 4.9 3.39 %
2008 4.8 27.87 %
2007 3.7 16.81 %
2006 3.2 -10.49 %
2005 3.6