Agriculture

Analysis on Supply of Pork Industry in 2018

The proportion of pigs in farms with more than 500 pigs slaughtered reached 55% in 2016, compared with 22% in 2007. Since 2015, pig breeding has been focused on environmental protection. For instance, large quantities of small farmers have been shut down because they fail to meet environmental standards. In addition, partial capacity of breeding sows has been eliminated or transferred to farmers above designated size, whose market share has increased rapidly. After the upsurge in closure of domestic farms, marginal effects of shutting down under policies of environmental protection…

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Agriculture

Analysis on Production Volume, Consumption, Import and Export of Soybeans in China in 2018

China is a major soybean consumer in the world, with the consumption increasing steadily. In 2017, the soybean consumption in the country exceeded 0.11 billion tons, ranking first in the world. Meanwhile, 83% of the domestic soybeans consumed were used for crushing, 14% for food, and only 2% for feed. The consumption structure of soybeans has shown a concentrated trend in the past five years. Crushing is more dominant with a slight increase in the share of consumption, which is currently about 83%. The share of consumption for food remains…

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