Import and export of farm produce from January to May, 2008


January-May, 2008, import and export of China 's farm produce both increased. However, import growth rate increased far greater than export growth rate, agricultural trade deficit expanded rapidly. The total amount of import and export in these 5 months is 39.93 billion U.S. dollars, up 36.1% compared with the same period of last year. Among them, export is 16.18 billion U.S. dollars, up 12.2 % and import amounts to 23.75 billion U.S. dollars, up 59.2 percent. Agricultural trade deficit is 7.57 billion U.S. dollars, increased 14.3 times compared with the same period of last year.

1. Net grain export decrease

January-May, 2008, China exported 1.187 million tons of grain, decreased 76.6% and imports 911,000 tons, increased 14.2%; net export is 276,000 tons, decreased 93.5%.

Paddy products: January-May, 2008, export 647,000 tons, increase 17.4%,and import 222,000 tons, an increase of 5.7% net export is 425,000 tons, an increase of 24.6%. The import and export of rice accounted for the majority, the specific proportion was 99.0% of exports, and imports accounted for 92.9%.

Corn Products: January-May, 2008, exports 109,000 tons, decreased 96.9% and import 6820.2 tons; net export is 102,000 tons, decreased 97.1%.

Wheat Products: January-May, 2008, export 221,000 tons, decreased 73.0% and import 4505.2 tons, decreased 94.1%; Net export is 216,000 tons, decreased 70.8%.

Barley products: January-May, 2008, import 662,000 tons, an increase of 34.9%.

2. Edible oil seeds, edible vegetable oil imports both increase

Edible oil seeds: January-May, 2008, export 632,000 tons, an increase of 5.5% and imports 14.258 million tons, an increase of 20.9%. Among them, 266,000 tons of soybean are exported, increase 21.3% and imports 13.651 million tons, an increase of 20.4%.


Edible vegetable oils: January-May, 2008, export 82,000 tons, an increase of 6.0%, and import 3.58 million tons, an increase of 11.2%. Among them, 34,000 tons of soya bean oil exports, an increase of 17.0% and imports 1.131 million tons, an increase of 7.6%. 2567.2 tons of rapeseed oil are exported, decrease 85.3% and import 98,000 tons, decrease 12.8%. Palm oil import 2.334 million tons, an increase of 17.1%.

3. Import of cotton, fruit and vegetables increase, import of sugar decrease

Cotton: January-May,2008, export 6929.9 tons, decrease 27.2% and import 1.073 million tons, an increase of 7.3%.

Sugar: January-May, 2008, export 23,000 tons, decrease 61.0% and import 385,000 tons, decrease 8.5%.

Vegetables: January-May,2008, export 3.314 million tons, an increase of 5.8% and export 2.63 billion U.S. dollars, an increase of 5.3%, and import 42,000 tons, an increase of 2.6%, and the import turnover is 40 million U.S. dollars, an increase of 6.3%.

Fruit: January-May,2008, export 2.002 million tons, an increase of 1.5% and export 1.79 billion U.S. dollars, increase 24.6% and import 826,000 tons, an increase of 29.6%, import 550 million U.S. dollars, increase 28.6%.

4. Trade deficit of animal products increase, surplus of aquatic products decrease


Animal products: January-May, 2008, export 1.65 billion U.S. dollars, increase 10.0% and import 3.28 billion U.S. dollars, increase 35.9%; trade deficit is 1.63 billion U.S. dollars, increase 78.6%. Among them, export of live pigs is 350 million U.S. dollars, decrease 2.8%and import 440 million U.S. dollars, an increase of 2.8 times. Poultry products export 390 million U.S. dollars, decrease 4.0% and import 440 million U.S. dollars, increase 35.6%.

Aquatic products: January-May, 2008, export 3.84 billion U.S. dollars, an increase of 0.4%, and import 2.06 billion U.S. dollars, increase 7.4%; trade surplus was 1.79 billion U.S. dollars, decrease 6.6%.


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