U.S. Trade with China in 2023

Export Market Rank
#2 Among U.S. Agricultural Export Markets
Total Export Value
$31.61 Billion
3-Year Average
$36.03 Billion
Compound Average Growth
1.2% (2014-2023)
Total Export Value 2014 - 2023
Export Value by Commodity 2023

Top 10 Exports to China in 2023

Commodity Total Value (USD) Total Volume (Metric Tons) 10-Year Average Value (USD) 10-Year Growth
Soybeans $15.16 Billion 26.6 Million $12.38 Billion 5%
Corn $1.65 Billion 5.66 Million $1.37 Billion 1878%
Beef & Beef Products $1.61 Billion 189,192 $582.72 Million 592782%
Cotton $1.55 Billion 775,158 $1.27 Billion 40%
Forest Products $1.49 Billion --- $2.17 Billion -44%
Pork & Pork Products $1.24 Billion 496,572 $1.07 Billion 162%
Coarse Grains (excl. corn) $1.19 Billion 3.87 Million $1.21 Billion -19%
Tree Nuts $1.19 Billion 223,086 $547.04 Million 519%
Fish and Seafood $1.04 Billion 316,521 $1.04 Billion -17%
Poultry Meat & Prods. (excl. eggs) $736.31 Million 413,628 $395.37 Million 133%

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Data and Analysis

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China: Revised Draft Oil Seed Standard Notified

On February 12, 2024, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) notified the National Standard for Seed of Economic Crops – Part 2: Oil Species (Draft) to the World Trade Organization (WTO).
On January 26, the People’s Republic of China published draft “Measures for the Management of Red Lines for Protection of Permanent Basic Farmland,” for public comment through February 26, 2024.
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China: Revised Draft Cereals Seed Standards Notified

On February 12, 2024, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) notified the National Standard for Seed of Food Crops – Part 1: Cereals (Draft) to the World Trade Organization (WTO).

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News and Features

Export Sales Announcement

Export Sales to China

Private exporters reported sales of 126,000 MT of sorghum for delivery to China during MY 2023/2024.
U.S. agricultural exports have reached new heights, setting a record of nearly $196 billion in 2022. Agricultural exports totaled $177 billion in 2021 and nearly $175 billion in 2023, making the last three years the three best years ever for U.S. exporters.
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Export Sales to China

Private exporters reported sales of 297,000 MT of soybeans for delivery to China during MY 2023/2024.