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6. What does the “Country/Region” in the Customs statistics refer to?
In the statistics by country/region on imports and exports, the imports are associated with the country/region of origin, and the exports are associated with the country/region of final destination. The country/region of origin refer to those where the imported goods have been produced, mined, or processed. If the imported goods have been processed by several countries/regions, the ultimate one where the goods have undergone an economically substantial processing should be regarded as the country/region of origin.
The country/region of origin will be determined in accordance with the Provisional Regulations of the Customs of the People’s Republic of China on the Place of Origin of Imports. The “country/region of final destination” refer to the countries or regions known for consumption, utilization, or further process and manufacture of exported goods.
7. Are there any changes for 2010 in the release schedule of China Customs macroeconomic statistics?
Compared with 2009, the release time of preliminary statistics in 2010 is brought forward to the tenth day of each month, without postponement for festivals and holidays except the National Day holiday; the release time of formal statistics, i.e. Monthly Consulting Statistics is brought forward to the twenty-first day of each month in 2010. Publications such as China Customs Statistics (Monthly) might be issued later than the twenty-first day for the reason of the printing, but in any event prior to the end of each month in 2010.
8. In China, which governmental authority is responsible for releasing China Import and Export Statistics on Goods Trade (China Customs Statistics)? What about other countries?
According to the Regulations of the People’s Republic of China on Customs Statistics, the General Administration of Customs of China (GACC) undertakes the external release of China Import and Export Statistics on Goods Trade, namely China Customs Statistics, the compilation of which is an important function designated to China Customs.
In the international community, there are mainly two kinds of governmental authorities responsible for compiling the import and export statistics on goods trade: the first category is the Customs authorities in countries and regions such as China, Japan, the United Kingdom, France, South Korea and Russia; the second is the governmental departments of statistics in countries and regions such as Hong Kong, the U.S., Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Canada and Australia.
9. What statistics are released externally by the General Administration of Customs of China at its official Website?
Customs statistics released regularly by the General Administration of Customs of China at its official Website are macroeconomic statistics data, mainly including monthly total value of import and export, total value of import and export by trade mode, total value of import and export by enterprise type, import and export quantity and value of key commodities, total value of import and export by country (region), and so on.
10. Other than the macroeconomic statistics released at the official Website of the General Administration of Customs of China, are there any detailed and specific Customs statistics available to me?
Yes. Statistics on the official Website of the General Administration of Customs of China are macroeconomic statistical data provided free of charge. You can contact ETCN (website: www.e-to-china.com, E-mail: service@e-to-china.cn, or at Online Client Service), which is authorized to release China Customs statistics overseas, to customize the statistics as per your needs in detailed and specific statistics regarding any kind or category of commodities, including various statistics reports classified by the value, quantity, and markets of imports and exports.
Meanwhile, you have the option to subscribe by some payment the analysis reports on imports and exports regarding 19 industries, including textiles, steels, petrochemicals and electronics, and the specific analysis reports on special subjects regarding the import and export by major region and by major product.
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