U.S. Trade with China in 2021

Export Market Rank
#1 Among U.S. Agricultural Export Markets
Total Export Value
$35.69 Billion
3-Year Average
$26.92 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 $14.12 Billion 27.37 Million $11.89 Billion -5%
Corn $5.06 Billion 18.68 Million $911.57 Million 286%
Forest Products $2.04 Billion --- $2.25 Billion 25%
Coarse Grains (ex. corn) $1.78 Billion 5.89 Million $917.45 Million 17505069%
Pork & Pork Products $1.69 Billion 720,224 $952.61 Million 140%
Beef & Beef Products $1.59 Billion 190,652 $208.04 Million 138498%
Cotton $1.33 Billion 694,207 $1.39 Billion -61%
Tree Nuts $975.73 Million 170,939 $423.31 Million 149%
Poultry Meat & Prods. (ex. Eggs) $877.65 Million 464,723 $291.07 Million 146%
Fish and Seafood $865.58 Million 300,828 $1.08 Billion -29%

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China: Grain and Feed Update

Corn production in MY2022/23 is revised up slightly based on National Bureau of Statistics data indicating a better harvest in the North China Plain which more than offset smaller yields in the northeast.
On January 11, 2023, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) National Health Commission (NHC) released an updated Catalog of National Food Safety Standards. The updated list contains 1,478 standards covering food products, additives, quality specifications, testing methods, and production practices. This report provides an unofficial translation of the Catalogue.
On September 20, 2022, the China’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA), the National Health Commission (NHC), and the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) jointly published Announcement No. 594 containing the National Food Safety Standard of Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) for 41 Veterinary Drugs in Foods (GB 31650.1-2022) and 21 standards of methods for determination of veterinary drug residues.

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News and Features

January 26, 2023
Export Sales Announcement

Export Sales to China

Private exporters reported sales of 106,000 MT of soybeans for delivery to China during MY 2023/2024.
December 8, 2022
Export Sales Announcement

Export Sales to China and Unknown Destinations

Private exporters reported the following sales activity for MY 2022/2023: 118,000 MT of soybeans for delivery to China and 718,000 MT of soybeans for delivery to unknown destinations
December 6, 2022
Export Sales Announcement

Export Sales to China and Unknown Destinations

Private exporters reported the following sales activity: 264,000 metric tons of soybeans for delivery to China during the 2022/2023 marketing year 240,000 metric tons of soybeans for delivery to unknown destinations during the 2022/2023 marketing...

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