The status of foreign trade in the Chinese seed industry, import greater than export
Updated Mar 25, 2022
Out of the trade volume, import was $680 million which mainly include vegetable seeds ($240 million accounting for 35.3%), feed seeds ($160 million accounting for 23.5%), flower and seed ($150 million accounting for 22.1%); the import are mostly horticultural crop seeds, vegetable seeds such as carrot, spinach, onion, premium tomato, sugar beet and ryegrass, which have an high import dependence of above 90%. Export reached $330 million, the main varieties include vegetable seeds ($110 million accounting for 33.3%), rice seeds ($95.1 million accounting for 28.8%), nursery stock ($46.04 million accounting for 14%); ricer seed is China’s dominant export variety, being exported to about 40 countries and regions, the others are mostly external varieties. ...