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Brief Review at China Toy Import & Export Statistics in 2018

Since China is the largest manufacturer and exporter of toys and kids products accounting for over 50% of the world's total, it is essential for industry insiders to learn about the development and trends of China toy industry.

In this edition, CTE will take you on a journey to better understand the China Toy Industry through a partial review of the 
China Toy Import & Export Report officially released by CTJPA based on data resources from General Administration of Customs of P.R.C.

Chinese customs statistics show that China's traditional toy imports and exports totaled US$25.733 billion in 2018, up by 4.5% year-on-year.
The monthly trend of traditional toy exports showed quarterly changes with fluctuating growth rates. The monthly export volume continued to increase in the second and third quarters, reaching a peak of US$3.056 billion in October.
In 2018, exports of traditional toys to the United States totaled US$7.244 billion, up by 4.44% year-on-year, accounting for 28.88% of China’s total traditional toys exports. Exports to countries along the Belt and Road routes amounted to US$5.603 billion, down by 10.61% year-on-year, with the proportion of exports falling by 3.24 percentage points.

In 2018, the top 10 export destinations for China’s traditional toys are: The United States, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Japan, Germany, India, the Netherlands, Russia, Mexico and Kazakhstan. Exports to the above-mentioned 10 destinations accounted for 58.76% of total exports. China’s traditional toys Exports to India and Mexico both increased significantly, up by 78.45% and 35.32%, respectively.

Guangdong ranked first among Chinese provinces in terms of traditional toys exports. In 2018, the traditional toys exports of Guangdong province totaled US$13.711 billion, up by 5.12% year-on-year, accounting for 54.66% of China’s total toy exports.


Import and export data sources and statistical criteria
Traditional Toys: Products listed under China Customs Imp.&Exp. Code 95033
95030010   Tricycles/Scooters and other and similar wheeled toys, toy cars
95030021   Animal Toys
95030029   Dolls, dressed or undressed
95030060   Educational Toys
95030083   Other Battery Operated Toys and Models
95030089   Unlisted toys and models
95030090   Parts/accessories for the items listed under code 9503
Data Source: Customs Statistics by General Administration of Customs of P.R.C

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