China

U.S. agricultural exports to China have grown more than 200 percent over the past decade and China was the United States' second-largest international market in 2015. U.S. farm and food exports to China totaled more than $20.2 billion in 2015, led by soybeans, coarse grains, distillers' grains, hides and skins, and cotton.

The United States and China enjoy a history of collaboration in agriculture that dates back to the 1970s. Over the years, the U.S.-China agricultural relationship has grown and strengthened through high-level fora such as the 2012 Agricultural Symposium and the Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade

The United States' engagement with China has encouraged that country to adhere to international standards and to adopt rational, forward-looking agricultural policies that benefit both U.S. and Chinese producers and consumers.

Plan of Strategic Cooperation in Agriculture

Data & Analysis

June 20, 2016
On June 6, 2016, China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) announced the Administrative Measures for the Registration of Recipes for Formula Powder Products for Infants and Young Children...
June 15, 2016
Graphic illustrating the total export of U.S. agricultural products to China, including the total value and top 5 commodities.
June 13, 2016
This biannual report, published in June and December, includes data on U.S. and global trade, production, consumption and stocks, as well as analysis of developments affecting world trade...
June 10, 2016
China’s MY16/17 soybean production is forecast to recover to 12.5 million metric tons (MMT) from the 11.6 MMT in the previous year, compared to the USDA official data of 11.8 MMT.