China’s status as the world’s top exporter will never be challenged because of the affordable prices of the commodities and goods it exports. China, on the other hand, tilts its balance of trade to equilibrium by importing raw materials all over the world to support its awesome manufacturing industry.
According to online sources, the United States exports to China are electrical machinery and equipment, power generation equipment, air and spacecraft, plastics, optics and medical equipment, iron steel, and oil seeds, oleaginous fruits. The rest of the world supplies China’s need for mineral and fuel oil, power generation equipment, ores and medical equipment. This statistics show that China also needs raw materials that can be converted into finished products, which they would later export to developing countries.