China's Growing Demand for Agricultural Imports

39 Pages Posted: 9 Jan 2016

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H. Frederick Gale

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Economic Research Service (ERS)

James Hansen

Independent

Michael Jewison

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Date Written: Febrauary 1, 2015

Abstract

This report examines China’s recent emergence as a major agricultural importer and its implications for global markets. It analyzes trade patterns employing U.S. and Chinese trade statistics, summarizes alternative projections of future imports, and discusses how Chinese officials are adjusting their strategic approach to agricultural trade as imports grow. A strong agricultural trading partnership has developed between China and the United States that is likely to persist into the future. However, Chinese interventions to preserve self-reliance create volatility and uncertainty that can disrupt markets.

Keywords: China, agricultural imports, soybeans, grain, meat, dairy, projections, policy

Suggested Citation

Gale, H. Frederick and Hansen, James and Jewison, Michael, China's Growing Demand for Agricultural Imports (Febrauary 1, 2015). USDA-ERS Economic Information Bulletin Number 136, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2709118

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James Hansen

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Michael Jewison

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