U.S. Trade with China in 2023

Export Market Rank
#1 Among U.S. Agricultural Export Markets
Total Export Value
$28.84 Billion
3-Year Average
$33.24 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 $15.06 Billion 26.39 Million $12.37 Billion 4%
Corn $1.63 Billion 5.61 Million $1.37 Billion 1850%
Beef & Beef Products $1.61 Billion 189,373 $582.92 Million 593949%
Cotton $1.55 Billion 775,619 $1.27 Billion 40%
Pork & Pork Products $1.24 Billion 496,396 $1.07 Billion 162%
Coarse Grains (excl. corn) $1.19 Billion 3.87 Million $1.21 Billion -19%
Tree Nuts $1.18 Billion 222,808 $546.82 Million 518%
Poultry Meat & Prods. (excl. eggs) $732.75 Million 412,108 $394.96 Million 132%
Dairy Products $607.3 Million 423,023 $563.03 Million -13%
Other Feeds, Meals & Fodders $563.66 Million 575,282 $393.68 Million 33%

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Data and Analysis

On May 14, 2024, China notified the Phytosanitary Requirements for Imported Organic Growing Media to the World Trade Organization (WTO) under G/SPS/N/CHN/1300. China’s SPS Enquiry Point at sps@customs.gov.cn will accept comments until July 13, 2024.
New export establishment registration applications that have been submitted in the U.S. FDA Export Listing Module (ELM) and GACC Bureau of Import Export Food Safety (BIEFS) China Import Food Enterprises Registration (CIFER) system since January 2022 are now being processed to allow U.S. exporters to register their manufacturing, processing, and storage facilities subject to Decree 248.
On May 8, 2024, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) announced the issuance of new and renewed biosafety certificates for genetically engineered (GE) and gene-edited events.

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Export Sales to China

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

Private exporters reported sales of 104,000 MT of soybeans for delivery to China during MY 2023/2024.
Export Sales Announcement

Export Sales to China

Private exporters reported sales of 104,000 MT of soybeans for delivery to China during MY 2023/2024.