What are China's main exports?


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China's main exports are electronic equipment and machinery, which amount to more than 40 percent of the country's total exports. China is the largest exporter in the world.

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What are China's main exports?
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China's highest value export products in descending order are mobile computing devices, such as tablets and laptop computers, cellphones and smartphones, computer processors and controllers, and liquid crystal display panels. China is the world's No. 1 producer and exporter of the aforementioned products. China's exports have been steadily growing since 2000 and reached a value of US$2.2 trillion in 2013, which was an 84 percent increase since 2009. This intense growth may be influenced by China's entry into the World Trade Organization, favorable exchange rates, timely investments, a huge worldwide demand for electronic goods and cheap labor costs.

The country's textile trade makes up about 7.5 percent of the annual export figures, with knitted and crocheted clothing at the forefront. Other lucrative markets include optics, medical apparatus and plastics. China's export markets continue to grow, and surprising categories among the fastest-growing export industries include natural hair, artificial flowers and feathers; antiques, art and collectors' items; precious stones, pearls, precious metals and coin; arms and ammunition; fur skins and artificial fur; and fertilizers.

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