Analysis on Beef Import and Export in China, 2016

According to CRI, in 2016, total production volume of pork, beef, mutton and poultry was 83.64 million tons, down by 1.1% YOY compared to 2015. Specifically, production volume of pork was 52.99 million tons, down by 3.4%; production volume of beef was 7.17 million tons, up by 2.4%; production volume of mutton was 4.59 million tons, up by 4.2%; production volume of poultry was 18.88 million tons, up by 3.4%. Production volume of egg and poultry was 30.95 million tons, up by 3.2%.

According to statistics of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in 2016, global production volume of beef was 60.49 million tons while in the corresponding period, China’s production volume of beef was 7.17 million tons which accounted for 11.9% of the globe. In 2016, China imported 579.8 thousand tons of beef, up by 22.37% YOY; total value was USD 2.52 billion, up by 8.41% YOY. Besides, China exported 4.1 thousand tons of beef, down by 11.88% YOY; total value was USD 40.26, down by 9.98% YOY.

 

China’s Beef Import and Export Statistics, 2012 – 2016

Year Import Value: USD Import Volume: kg Export Value: USD Export Volume: kg
2012 254,659,733 61,386,414 80,601,309 12,200,285
2013 1,270,145,097 294,223,063 44,315,882 5,874,229
2014 1,289,959,007 297,949,375 59,274,519 6,493,991
2015 2,320,587,412 473,835,392 44,721,229 4,702,073
2016 2,515,759,707 579,835,586 40,259,454 4,143,312

Source: China Customs

 

Combine data from National Bureau of Statistics and China Customs, in 2016, national apparent consumption of beef was 7.74 million tons, up by 3.68% YOY. The consumption of beef per capita was 5.60 kg in 2016.

 

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