Chinese Aid

Table 1: China’s External Assistance Expenditures, Annual (billion)

(exchange rate is the IMF annual rate)

The figures below represent actual expenditures of foreign aid.* For concessional loans, they include on the cost of the interest rate subsidy, not the face value of the loan. For zero-interest loans (which are frequently forgiven when they mature), and grants, the amount represents the full disbursement.

2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
RMB bn 4.6 4.7 5 5.2 6.1 7.4 8.2 11.2 12.6 13.3 13.6 16 16.7 19.9
US$  bn 0.55 0.57 0.60 0.63 0.73 0.91 1.03 1.47 1.87 1.95 2.00 2.46 2.65 3.20

Source: China Statistical Yearbook and personal communication, MOFCOM officials
*These are not believed to include medical teams, scholarship assistance, or contributions to international organizations.