China

People's Republic of China

Demography

 

Location: Eastern Asia, bordering the East China Sea, Korea Bay, Yellow Sea, and South China Sea, between North Korea and Vietnam
Capital City: Beijing
Population: 1,338,612,968 (2009)
Total surface area in sq.km: 9,596,961 sq km
Official language: Standard Chinese or Mandarin, Yue, Wu, Minbei, Minnan, Xiang, Gan, Hakka dialects, minority languages
Currency: Renminbi

 

Economy

 

GDP (current USD): $ 4,814 billion
GDP per capita (PPP): $ 6,500
Inflation Rate (annual, 2009):   -0.8%
Currency Exchange Rate (average, 2009): $ 0.14

 

Trade

 

Total Exports:

$1202 billion

Total Exports as a % of GDP:

25%

Total Imports:

$1006 billion

Total imports as a %of GDP:

21%

Exports to South Asia (% of total exports):

3.10%

Imports from South Asia (% of total imports):

1.90%

Documents required for exports (Number):

7

Documents required for Imports (Number):

5

Ease of doing business (Rank):

89

 

Top 5 Countries by Imports:

 

Country

Share in total imports

Japan

14%

Korea Republic (South)

11%

Taiwan (Taipei)

11%

China

9%

USA

7%


Top 5 Commodities by Imports:

 

Commodity Type

Share in total imports

Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound reacorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of articles.

26.87%

Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof.

12.99%

Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products or their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes.

10.98%

Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof.

7.27%

Ores, slag and ash.

5.65%

 

Infrastructure

 

Number of Airports: 482
Number of Ports: 8
Roads (kms): 3,583,715 km
Rail (kms): 60,809 km
Mobile user penetration (per 100 people): 48 (2008)
Landline user penetration (per 100): 26 (2008)
Internet user penetration (per 100): 22 (2008)

 

Relationship with India

 

Read China's bilateral relations with India

 

Share of India in total imports: 1.5%

 

Top 5 imported commodities from India:

Commodity Type

Share in total imports

Iron ore

46.7%

Engineering goods

10.7%

Other ores & minerals

7.4%

Chemicals & related products

5.6%

Cotton raw including waste

3.0%

Trade Facilitation Bodies

India-China Chamber of Commerce & Industry- http://www.indiachinachamber.com

 

Sources: World Development Indicators, CIA world Factbook, UN Comtrade