ChAFTA snapshot infographic

Infographic: Australia's trade and investment with China in 2013-4. See text alternative below.

Australia's trade and investment with China in 2013-14

Top 5 exports to China

  1. Iron ores and concentrates – $57.0b
  2. Coal – $9.3b
  3. Gold – $8.1b
  4. Education-related services* – $4.1b
  5. Copper – $2.1b

Australia-China trade**

  • Total exports - $107.5b
  • Total imports - $52.1b
  • Total two-way trade - $159.6b
  • Share of Australia's total trade - 23.8%

Top 5 imports from China

  1. Clothing – $5.1b
  2. Telecommunications equipment and parts – $4.9b
  3. Computers – $4.8b
  4. Furniture, mattresses and cushions – $2.2b
  5. Prams, toys, games and sporting goods – $1.8b

Australia-China investment (2013)***

  • Australia’s investment (stock) in China: $29.6b
  • China was the 12th largest destination for Australian investment (stock) abroad in 2013
  • China’s investment (stock) in Australia: $31.9b
  • China was the 8th largest source of investment (stock) in Australia in 2013

* Defined by the ABS as ‘Education-related personal travel’
** Includes unpublished data
*** Investment data not available on a financial year basis

Last Updated: 30 March 2015