China: Trade freedom

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 China

Trade freedom index (0-100)

 Latest value 74
 Year 2023
 Measure points
 Data availability 1995 - 2023
 Average 60
 Min - Max 20 - 74
 Source The Heritage Foundation
For that indicator, we provide data for China from 1995 to 2023. The average value for China during that period was 60 points with a minimum of 20 points in 1995 and a maximum of 74 points in 2017. The latest value from 2023 is 74 points. For comparison, the world average in 2023 based on 175 countries is 70 points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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China - Trade freedom - recent values

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China - Trade freedom - historical chart - 1995-2023




The Trade Freedom index for China measures the absence of tariffs and other barriers that affect the international trade of goods and services.
Definition: The Trade freedom index is based on two indicators: the trade-weighted average tariff rate and non-tariff barriers (including quantity, price, regulatory, customs and investment restrictions, and direct government intervention).


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 Property rights 45 2023 points
 Freedom from corruption 42 2023 points
 Fiscal freedom 10 2023 points
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 Labor freedom 55 2023 points
 Monetary freedom 72.50 2023 points
 Trade freedom 74 2023 points
 Investment freedom 20 2023 points
 Financial freedom 20 2023 points
 Economic freedom, overall index 48 2023 index points
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