China Market Intelligence

September 20th, 2018

USCBC’s 2018 member survey report, released on Tuesday, indicates that despite positive commercial gains in the last year, American companies have strong concerns about the increasingly rocky US-China relationship and implications for the business environment in China. American companies are less optimistic about China's policy direction and the trajectory of the bilateral relationship. They remain concerned about discriminatory industrial policies and the advantages enjoyed by...

May 2nd, 2018
By USCBC Staff

Following two years of decline, the United States exported more goods in 2017 to China than ever before– in excess of $127 billion. China also continues to be a major growth market for US services exports, and is virtually tied with Canada as the second-largest services market for the United States. The US-China Business Council’s (USCBC) 2018 annual report on state exports, released Monday, highlights the continued...

September 14th, 2017
By USCBC staff

Congressional districts across the country are seeing exports to China outpace exports to the rest of the world, according to the US-China Business Council's (USCBC) US Congressional District Exports to China report. Out of 435 congressional districts, 432 districts had triple-digit growth in services exports to China since 2006 and 190 congressional districts saw triple-digit growth in goods exports. However, exports to the world’s second-largest economy are less than they should...

June 10th, 2015
Stephanie Henry

The US-China Business Council’s (USCBC) latest report on US exports to China in 2014 shows that China continues to be an important destination for US goods and significant contributor to US economic growth. In 2014, US exports to China totaled $120 billion, making it the third-largest export market for US goods behind Canada and Mexico, our neighbors and NAFTA partners. Overall, 42 states experienced at least triple-digit export growth to China since 2005, and five states saw export growth...

September 17th, 2014
USCBC Staff

American companies doing business in China are experiencing continued pressure on profit margins, driven by increasing local competition and rising costs, according to the US-China Business Council’s (USCBC) 2014 member survey. The survey, which will be released next week, shows that uncertainty about China’s policy direction is also coloring perceptions about the business environment.

While most American companies continue to view China among the top five markets globally, their...

May 1st, 2013
USCBC Staff

Last week, the US-China Business Council released its annual US state exports to China report. China remained America’s third-largest export market in 2012—behind only Canada and Mexico. Thirty states exported more than $1 billion worth of goods to China and another 10 states exported more than $500 million, driven by the agriculture, transportation, electronics, chemicals, and machinery sectors.

Key points from the report are listed below:

The US-China trade relationship...
August 6th, 2008

After months of speculation about potential export tax rebate changes due to slowing exports, the State Administration of Taxation and Ministry of Finance on July 30 released a notice that adjusts China's export value-added tax (VAT) rebates. Most notably, the VAT rebate rose from 11 percent to 13 percent on several categories of textile and apparel products, including silk, wool yarn and fabric, cotton yarn and fabric, and several types of industrial-use textiles and synthetic fibers and...

May 7th, 2008

The US-China Business Council (USCBC) last week released the next in a series of reports intended to inform the debate about US trade with China--an update of congressional district exports to China. The new report found that nearly all districts across the country registered triple-digit increases in their exports to China since 2000, showing the success of US exporters from every region of the United States in the China market.

The analysis, undertaken by the Trade Partnership,...

March 12th, 2008

All US states have significantly increased their exports to China since 2000, but some--such as Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania--have been more successful than others, according to a new US-China Business Council (USCBC) report. All three states exported more than $1 billion to China last year, and have had triple-digit growth in exports to China since 2000.

Overall, China now is the third-largest purchaser of US goods and services, behind only Canada and Mexico. US exports to China...

February 20th, 2008

The US trade deficit with China in 2007 reached $256.3 billion, the highest deficit the United States has recorded with any single economy, according to newly released US government trade figures. At the same time, 2007 was a banner year for US exporters: China now ranks as the third-largest US export market, surpassing Japan. US exports to China grew more than 18 percent, faster than imports from China in 2007. China also became the top source of US imports, overtaking Canada last year. The...

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