Gaps between partner reports of China's goods trade with world and China's self-reports (in dollars) and share of the total, 2005–2011

Trade gaps Shares of the trade-balance gap
(Billions of dollars) (Percent)
Imports Exports Trade balance Imports Exports (sum)
2005 83.8 171.4 255.2 33% 67% 100.0%
2006 99.5 172.3 271.8 36.6% 63.4% 100.0%
2007 151.1 158.3 309.4 48.8% 51.2% 100.0%
2008 211.3 141.6 352.9 59.9% 40.1% 100.0%
2009 131.6 137.6 269.3 48.9% 51.1% 100.0%
2010* 243.6 107.0 350.6 69.5% 30.5% 100.0%
2011* 338.2 33.1 371.3 91.1% 8.9% 100.0%
 Average, 2005–2009 45.4% 54.6%

*Preliminary estimates, included for illustration only

Source: UN Comtrade (2013)

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