U.S. Trade with China in 2021

Export Market Rank
#1 Among U.S. Agricultural Export Markets
Total Export Value
$35.9 Billion
3-Year Average
$26.99 Billion
Compound Average Growth
2.2% (2012-2021)
Total Export Value 2012 - 2021
Export Value by Commodity 2021

Top 10 Exports to China in 2021

Commodity Total Value (USD) Total Volume (Metric Tons) 10-Year Average Value (USD) 10-Year Growth
Soybeans $14.13 Billion 27.38 Million $11.89 Billion -5%
Corn $5.1 Billion 18.82 Million $913.76 Million 289%
Forest Products $2.05 Billion --- $2.25 Billion 25%
Coarse Grains (ex. corn) $1.86 Billion 6.12 Million $925.95 Million 18341549%
Pork & Pork Products $1.7 Billion 722,517 $953.31 Million 141%
Beef & Beef Products $1.59 Billion 190,805 $208.2 Million 138624%
Cotton $1.34 Billion 700,165 $1.39 Billion -61%
Tree Nuts $978.2 Million 171,425 $423.43 Million 150%
Poultry Meat & Prods. (ex. Eggs) $879.45 Million 466,957 $291.29 Million 147%
Fish and Seafood $866.59 Million 300,519 $1.08 Billion -29%

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Data and Analysis

On June 16, 2022, the People’s Republic of China (PRC), Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) released two draft National Food Safety Standards for maximum residue limits covering a total of 98 pesticides in foods for public comment.
The National Health Commission (NHC) recently approved, in two separate announcements, 68 new food materials and additives, of which 11 are enzymes derived from Genetically Modified Microorganisms (GMMs).
On June 1, the National Health Commission (NHC) issued a public letter soliciting comments on its 2022 plan for the National Food Safety Standards Project. The notice identified 41 national food safety standards the NHC intends to develop or revise in 2022. This report contains an unofficial translation of the Letter and plan.

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News and Features

June 1, 2022
Export Sales Announcement

Export Sales to China

Private exporters reported sales of 132,000 MT of soybeans for delivery to China - 66,000 MT is for delivery during MY 2021/2022 and 66,000 MT is for delivery during MY 2022/2023.
May 13, 2022
Export Sales Announcement

Export Sales to China

Private exporters reported sales of 132,000 MT of soybeans for delivery to China during MY 2021/2022.
May 12, 2022
Export Sales Announcement

Export Sales to China

Private exporters reported sales of 612,000 MT of corn for delivery to China - 68,000 MT is for delivery during MY 2021/2022 and 544,000 MT is for delivery during MY 2022/2023.

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