Nearly half (48%) of China’s exports comprise of
conventional trade; another major proportion is made
up of processing trade (42%), while 10% is made up of
other trade patterns in 2012. However, two obvious trends
can be noted. Between the periods 2001 to 2012,
exports derived from processing trade are falling
from 55% to 42%; conversely, exports derived from
conventional trade rise from 42% to 48%.