IMPORT/EXPORT | Global Trade Impact of CPEC

The CPEC will affect Pakistan’s trade flows through multiple channels.

First, it will reduce behind- the- border trade costs and bring about a shift in the modes of transportation.

Second, it will strengthen economic integration with the world’s largest trading nation, China.


A large fraction of Pakistan’s trade with China — $16bn — occurs through the sea route: 97pc through sea, 2pc by air and 1pc by land.

CPEC Projects