China Continues to Import Soybean, Pork and other Agricultural Products from US

From: Xinde Marine News, edited by E-PORTS Category: Industry 20/Nov/2019


According to the weekly export report released by USDA, Chinese buyers ordered 760,527 tons of soybeans from US in the week ending November 7. Meanwhile, U.S. exporters shipped 693,527 tons to China.

China was the largest buyer of U.S. soybeans in the week, accounting for 61% of the total weekly sales of 1.256 million tons. In autumn, U.S. is usually the largest exporter that export soybeans to China.

According to Wilbur L. Ross, Jr., the US secretary of commerce, the two sides are currently seeking to finalize the first phase of trade agreement. He added that negotiations on the details are making progress.

Since September 1, Chinese buyers have promised to buy 8.04 million tons of U.S. soybeans, including 129,000 tons announced by the government. So far, 3.15 million tons have been shipped.

During the same period last year, Chinese buyers ordered 647,990 tons of soybeans and 339,003 tons among them have been shipped. As of mid-November in 2017, before the trade war broke out, 18.68 million tons of soybeans were exported to China and 13.29 million tons were shipped.

In the week ending November 7, the United States also exported 5,549 tons of pork to China, the highest level in a month. In recent months, China, the world’s largest pork consumer, has increased its pork imports.

On November 14, China also announced the lifting of restrictions on poultry imports from the US that have lasted for nearly five years. U.S. trade representatives said the move could cause U.S. poultry exports to China to exceed 1 billion US dollars per year.

According to Jim Sumner, the chairman of USAPEEC, China may buy American chicken, turkey, duck and other kinds of poultry meat to offset the pork shortage.



中国持续采购美国大豆、猪肉等农产品

美国农业部的周度出口销售报告显示,截至117日当周,中国买家订购了760,527吨美国大豆。美国出口商还向中国付运了693,527吨大豆。

中国是本周美国大豆的最大买家,占周销售总量125.6万吨的61%。美国通常是秋季向中国出口大豆最多的国家,这段时间农民收割大豆,供应充足。

美国商务部长罗斯周五说,美中贸易谈判将继续进行,双方将于周五通电话。目前双方正寻求敲定第一阶段贸易协定。他还说,围绕协议细节的磋商正取得进展。

91日本销售年度开始以来,中国买家已承诺购买803.6万吨美国大豆,其中包括政府周四宣布的12.9万吨。到目前为止,其中的315.3万吨已经付运。

上年同期,中国买家订购了647,990吨大豆,付运了339,003吨。两年前截至11月中,向中国出口销售大豆1,864.7万吨,付运1,326.8万吨,当时贸易战还没有爆发。

截至117日当周,美国还向中国出口销售猪肉5,549吨,为一个月来最高水平。最近几个月,中国增加了猪肉采购,因致命的非洲猪瘟疫情给中国的生猪造成毁灭性打击,导致中国出现前所未有的猪肉短缺。中国是全球最大的猪肉消费国。

中国周四还宣布解除持续了近五年的对美国禽肉进口的限制。美国贸易代表称此举可能使美国每年对华的禽肉出口额超过10亿美元。

美国家禽蛋品出口协会主席Jim Sumner表示,为了抵消猪肉短缺,中国可能购买美国鸡肉、火鸡肉和鸭肉等所有种类的禽肉。