China

China is the largest international market for U.S. food and agricultural products, accounting for 20 percent of all U.S. farm exports. Since China joined the World Trade Organization in late 2001, U.S.agricultural exports to the country have grown exponentially – and FAS projects that long-term growth will continue. U.S. farm exports to China (including Hong Kong) reached a record $29.9 billion in fiscal year 2014, with top products including soybeans, distillers' grains, hides and skins, tree nuts, coarse grains, cotton and beef.

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.

Data & Analysis

July 23, 2015
This biannual report, published in January and July, includes data on U.S. and global trade, production, consumption and stocks, as well as analysis of developments affecting world trade in citrus.
July 17, 2015
This biannual report includes data on U.S. and global trade, production, consumption and stocks, as well as analysis of developments affecting world trade in dairy products.
July 15, 2015
Post estimates China’s MY 2015/16 peach and nectarine production at 13.6 MMT, up more than 4 percent from the previous year despite a colder spring in the north.
July 13, 2015
This monthly report includes information on U.S. and global imports of dairy products, including maximum quantities that can be imported under tariff-rate quota licensing.