China

Infographic showing trade figures for U.S. agricultural exports to 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

March 21, 2017
China continues to be the largest oilseed importer in the world. In MY15/16, China’s total oilseed imports reached 87.93 million tons (MMT).
March 21, 2017
Corn future and spot prices have dropped to their lowest levels in six years.
March 20, 2017
On February 21, China’s State Council issued the 13th Five-Year Plan on Food Safety. The Plan provides a review of the status of China’s food safety during the 12th Five-year Plan Period (2011-2015).
March 17, 2017
On January 20, ATO Shenyang travelled to Changchun to support two Qiyuan’s U.S. seafood promotions at two locations of CMarket.