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U.S. China-Trade By The Numbers



Top imports from China in 1997:
  • toys and sporting goods, $9.9 billion
  • footwear, $7.4 billion
  • women's coats, $2.4 billion
  • telecommunications equipment, $2.2 billion
  • office machines, $2.1 billion



Top U.S. exports to China in 1997:
  • aircraft, $2.1 billion
  • fertilizer, $1 billion
  • telecommunications equipment, $630 million
  • cotton textiles, $580 million
  • oil seeds, $413 million



Top four U.S. trade partners in combined trade flows, exports and imports, for 1997:
  • Canada, $320 billion
  • Japan, $187.2 billion
  • Mexico, $157.3 billion
  • China, $75.4 billion



Top five countries with which U.S. had deficits in 1997:
  • Japan, $56.1 billion
  • China, $49.7 billion
  • Germany, $18.7 billion
  • Canada, $16.4 billion
  • Mexico, $14.5 billion



U.S. deficits with China for the past 10 years:
  • 1997, $49.7 billion
  • 1996, $39.5 billion
  • 1995, $33.8 billion
  • 1994, $29.5 billion
  • 1993, $22.8 billion
  • 1992, $18.2 billion
  • 1991, $12.7 billion
  • 1990, $10.4 billion
  • 1989, $6.2 billion
  • 1988, $3.5 billion

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