Everybody knew that sooner of later it will happen, and it is here already, according to China Customs, the volume of China’s foreign trade in 2012 amounted to 3.87 billion dollars.

Thus, China has surpassed the United States, taking the place of the country with the largest volume of foreign trade in the world (the index to 3.82 trillion U.S. dollars).

As it stands now, China’s foreign trade in 2012 ended a surplus of 231 billion dollars, and the foreign trade of the United States – a deficit of 727.9 billion dollars