China: Grain and Feed Update

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)

China’s overall feed demand and consumption are down though not as a dramatically as expected with the reduction in the swine herd due to African Swine Fever. Losses have been offset by increased feed demand for other animal proteins, namely poultry, eggs, and aquaculture, all of which are expanding production. Domestic production of most grains remain steady with a slight increase in both corn and wheat production due to increased yields. Stocks of all commodities remain high due to slowing auction purchases of state reserves. While optimism exists in the wake of the U.S.-China Phase One Trade Deal with China’s pledge to import more U.S. agricultural products including grain and feed, these purchases have yet to materialize. However, other barriers such as China’s Tariff Rate Quotas and competition from both domestic production and imports from other nations will present challenges for U.S. products.  

China: Grain and Feed Update

Related Reports

FAS and the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) in China worked together to educate, train, and promote Chinese breweries on how to use U.S. craft beer ingredients including hops and barely malts. Although U.S. hops and barley malts are priced higher than competitors, brewers have increasingly sought out U.S. ingredients for their high quality and stable supply.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Argentina: Grain and Feed Update

Wheat production in marketing year (MY) 2021/2022 is estimated at a record 21.8 million tons, 1.3 million tons higher than the official USDA number. In consequence, exports are increased to 15.2 million tons (including flour in its wheat equivalent).
On January 18, 2022, the European Commission launched a public consultation on biobased, biodegradable, and compostable plastics. Stakeholders have until March 15, 2022, to comment.