Soybeans, China’s largest agricultural import in 2013


Soybeans remain China’s largest agricultural import by far, with Brazil and the US being the largest suppliers, according to a USDA analysis of final China Customs figures for 2013. China imported more than USD 38 billion worth of soy in 2013, with slightly more than half coming from Brazil and slightly more than a third from the United States. China's soy imports, chiefly for the animal feed market, are expected to rise again this year. No meat products figured among China’s top imports, but almost USD 1.2 billion worth of processed chicken ranked No. 7 among China’s top agricultural exports, with more than 85% of the chicken going to Japan.



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