In 2017, 55 percent of the 14.6 million tons of recyclable exports that were shipped from California were sent to China.
China has accepted a significant amount of the recyclable materials shipped from California since 2000.

Note: All figures below are in millions of tons.

YearChinaAll
Other
Countries
Total
19980.93.44.3
19991.33.85.1
20002.43.96.3
20014.13.27.3
20023.93.77.6
20035.64.09.6
20046.33.810.1
20057.84.212.0
20068.34.813.2
20079.56.716.3
200810.69.019.6
200912.36.418.7
201010.87.918.7
201113.39.122.4
201211.58.419.9
201310.97.818.7
201410.37.818.1
201510.26.316.4
20169.35.715.0
20178.16.514.6