World-estimated trade data vs. China-self-reported trade data (percent difference), 2005–2011

Imports

(World/China)

Exports

(World/China)

Trade balance

(World/China)

2005 -12.7% 22.5% 250.2%
2006 -12.6% 17.8% 153.1%
2007 -15.8% 13.0% 117.2%
2008 -18.7% 9.9% 118.4%
2009 -13.1% 11.5% 137.3%
2010* -17.4% 6.8% 192.9%
2011* -19.4% 1.7% 239.6%
Averages, 2005–2009 -14.6% 14.9% 155.2%

*Preliminary estimates, included for illustration only.

Source: UN Comtrade (2013)

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