China’s foreign trade of agricultural products stable in 2023

A US cargo ship docks at the Qingdao Port, Shandong province. [Photo by Yu Shaoyue/For China Daily]
BEIJING — China’s foreign trade of agricultural products remained generally flat year-on-year in 2023, official data showed.

The country’s total foreign trade value of farm produce stood at $333.03 billion last year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs.

In breakdown, China’s exports of agricultural products edged up 0.9 percent year-on-year to $98.93 billion, while its imports of such products dipped 0.3 percent to $234.11 billion.

The country’s trade deficit came in at $135.18 billion last year, down 1.2 percent from 2022, the data showed.

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