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Top 10 Import Goods from China with Pics!


While surfing the net--Do people still say that?--While riding the information superhighway--That's better!--for international shipping news, I stumbled across an old thread in which someone asked for suggestions on what to import from China.

The thread was old enough to be of a time when the above interweb phrases would have been hip. If those phrases ever were hip.

Apparently, the thread starter had a friend in China who "offered his services" to allow the thread starter to import goods for selling in the U.S. Those quotation marks make it sound shady. Or dirty.

It seems the thread starter was ready to make money as an international shipper and simply needed to pick a product to import from China. It's nice to have a friend in China with the ability to turn you into an importer of any good you want overnight.

In actuality, if you do import from China or are considering becoming an importer from China, it is a good idea to form an actual relationship with your manufacturer(s) or other business partners there. Taking a trip to China could be very good for your business as well as a culturally enriching experience.

Now that I'm finished with my "go visit China" commercial, I return to that thread. Hey! Those quotation marks didn't sound weird. Maybe it was the phrase "offered his services" that made it sound shady or dirty before.

Anyway, people made all kinds of suggestions for what the thread starter should import from China. The list had things from electronics to drug paraphernalia to hilariously misspelled English-language shirts.

Universal Cargo Management just recently posted a blog on tips for choosing a product to import from China to make money if you're interested. But rather than rehash that blog, the thread made me think our readers may like to know what the top ten U.S. imports from China are.

Unfortunately, those hilarious shirts are not on it. But fortunately, neither is the drug paraphernalia.

Like David Letterman, I give you a top 10 list: The top 10 imports from China.

The source of this list is the U.S.-China Bunsiness Council, counting what China exported to the U.S. in 2011.

With no more delay, here they are...

#10 - Vehicles, excluding railChick in Car

#9 - Iron, steelImported Steel

#8 - Plastics & articles thereofPlastic Articles Imported from China

#7 - Apparel, not knitted or crochetedImported Apparel from China

#6 - Apparel, knitted or crochetedGirl with Present in Knitted Apparel Imported from China

#5 - Footwear & parts thereofShoes for Her Imported from China

#4 - FurnitureImported Couch Businessman

#3 - Toys, games, and sports equipmentToys Imported from China

#2 - Power generation equipmentElectric Power Equipment

#1 - Electrical machinery and equipmentElectrical Equipment


Never think you have to import from the top ten list. It's almost always better to import a product you're knowledgeable about and preferably passionate about.

For a rate quote to import your product from China or elsewhere around the globe, click here.


I am into importing business from China myself and people constantly ask me what they should import. I tell them exactely the same like above. Choose items you are passionate about. In order to be profitable you need to SELL the products. How can you sell anything that you have no connection with? People need to understand that sales, profits and income don't just come from using the latest ebay-analysis tool.
Posted @ Tuesday, March 05, 2013 12:46 AM by Mathew
That is good advice. You won't make any money importing a product if you can't sell it. And it's always better for sales if you're passionate about your product. Thanks for commenting, Matthew.
Posted @ Tuesday, March 05, 2013 7:43 AM by Jared Vineyard
just amazed how infinite the topics can be out there.A very nice informational blog. This is a really excellent read for me. Must admit that you are one of the coolest blogger I ever saw. thanks for post
Posted @ Wednesday, April 03, 2013 12:50 AM by importing from china
Thanks for the comment! We're glad you enjoyed the blog and found it informative.
Posted @ Wednesday, April 03, 2013 10:43 AM by Jared
Import export businesses today are quite rewarding in terms of personal satisfaction and profit.
Posted @ Thursday, August 08, 2013 4:53 AM by My Import Label
Dear Sir 
I would like to import China Toys Apparel, not knitted or crocheted/ knitted, Footwear product for business purpose. Would u please send me details information about the product.
Posted @ Monday, August 12, 2013 8:16 AM by Md Rana Masud
Great couch on "#4 - Furniture". Interesting in here indeed. Thanks for the share.
Posted @ Tuesday, October 08, 2013 8:34 AM by survival garden
I wish to regularly import good quality Plastic products , Toys ,games and sports goods, LED Bulbs and lighting products,Chandliers and lighting range and other goods of good quality that can be of daily us in homes and offices. Please send photographs(actual) of all products and best prices landed in India.
Posted @ Monday, October 14, 2013 8:45 AM by jaspal singh gujral
Hello Jaspal, 
We do not sell any actual products. 
We are a freight forwarder and we do international shipping.
Posted @ Monday, October 14, 2013 10:51 AM by Raymond Rau
dear sir , 
please send detail of plastic toys& led bulb , procedure for 
import these item send message on mail &minimum, maximum investment 
Posted @ Saturday, October 26, 2013 9:28 AM by bipin
This is Dhiraj Kumarfrom SCI. we have weekly container services from CHina and Korea. And we provide excellent service at the best of rates.  
we would like to know if any of the freigh forwarders or importers interesting in doing business with the national career.  
Dhiraj Kumar 
Posted @ Friday, December 20, 2013 5:26 AM by Dhiraj Kumar
i would like to import China Toys Apparel, not knitted or crocheted/ knitted, Footwear product for business purpose. Would u please send me details information about the product
Posted @ Thursday, December 26, 2013 3:08 PM by vijay sharma
We do not sell or provide any products at this moment. 
We are a freight forwarder involved in handling any shipping needs. 
Posted @ Thursday, December 26, 2013 3:19 PM by Raymond
Thanks for sharing valuable article. It will surely help many interested people who want to import from china. All they need to search for a good manufacturer and start business with freedom. Thanks
Posted @ Tuesday, February 25, 2014 4:46 AM by Umar Saeed
Information regarding shoes uppers
Posted @ Thursday, March 13, 2014 9:33 AM by Narinder virk
I would like to Import Toys Games and suppor equipoments , do you know a conficence partner
Posted @ Friday, April 04, 2014 4:41 PM by Angel Flores
Hello Angel, 
You can send a request to or fill out a request 
Be sure to include all the necessary information and someone will contact you. 
Posted @ Friday, April 04, 2014 4:43 PM by Raymond Rau
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