U.S. Trade with China in 2023

Export Market Rank
#1 Among U.S. Agricultural Export Markets
Total Export Value
$29.08 Billion
3-Year Average
$33.32 Billion
Compound Average Growth
1.8% (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%
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%
Poultry Meat & Prods. (excl. eggs) $736.31 Million 413,628 $395.37 Million 133%
Other Feeds, Meals & Fodders $671.62 Million 592,605 $404.48 Million 59%
Dairy Products $607.68 Million 422,560 $563.07 Million -13%

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Data and Analysis

Attaché Report (GAIN)

China: Dairy and Products Semi-annual

Post increased its estimate of raw milk production in 2024 due to a larger dairy cow inventory. Imports of fluid milk, whole milk powder (WMP), and skimmed milk powder (SMP) are estimated to all decline in 2024 due to higher domestic milk production.
FAS has received inquiries about several websites that offer facility registration to export various food and agricultural products to the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Many of these websites, however, are not official PRC government websites. Exporters should register their facilities through official government websites or through a U.S. government agency.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

China: Duty Free Border Trade Allowances Tightened

On April 8, 2024, People's Republic of China (PRC) authorities updated the list of commodities, which includes 13 food and agricultural products, that are subject to import tariffs or limitations in border trade across foreign ports of entry with multiple Chinese provinces.

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News and Features

Export Sales Announcement

Cancellation of Export Sales to China

Private exporters reported the cancellations of sales of 264,000 MT of soft red winter wheat for delivery to China during MY 2023/2024.
Export Sales Announcement

Cancellation of Export Sales to China

Private exporters reported the cancellations of sales of 110,000 MT of soft red winter wheat for delivery to China during MY 2023/2024.
Export Sales Announcement

Cancellation of Export Sales to China

Private exporters reported cancellations of sales of 130,000 MT of soft red winter wheat for delivery to China during MY 2023/2024.