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

October 24, 2016
In recent years, South China’s imports of wine and beer have skyrocketed, with imports of wine more than doubling between 2013 and 2015, and imports of beer tripling during this period.
October 14, 2016
China lifted the longstanding bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE)-based ban on U.S. beef imports on September 22, 2016, removing a major obstacle to resuming U.S. beef imports.
October 13, 2016
As a result of a recovery in swine production and steady growth in the poultry sector, and subsequent higher demand for industry feed and protein meal, China’s soybean imports are forecast to hit...
October 12, 2016
This monthly report includes data on U.S. and global trade, production, consumption and stocks, as well as analysis of developments affecting world trade in cotton.