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China Agricultural Newsletter - December 2017

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Laws, Regulations and Policies

China to expand rural land ownership reform

 HEFEI, Dec. 1 (Xinhua) - China will expand its rural land ownership reform to more counties in the next year in its latest effort to bolster agriculture and the rural economy.

China adopts revision to Law on Farmers' Specialized Cooperatives

 China's top legislature adopted a revision to the Law on Farmers' Specialized Cooperatives on Dec 27.

China extends pilot plan to mortgage rural land rights

 BEIJING, Dec. 27 (Xinhua) - China's top legislature on Wednesday approved a decision to extend a pilot program allowing farmers in selected areas to mortgage their land use rights and housing property rights.

Draft law gives gov't, polluters responsibilities on soil pollution control

 BEIJING, Dec. 22 (Xinhua) - Chinese lawmakers Friday began the second reading of a draft for the country's first law on soil pollution, which increased the responsibilities of government and polluters in controlling and correcting pollution.

Industry and Business

China makes big step forward in rural reforms

 BEIJING, Dec. 27 (Xinhua) -- China has made remarkable progress in its farm sector and rural land ownership reform during the past five years.

China stresses modern agriculture development

 China's State Council Wednesday called for more efforts to foster new types of agricultural businesses in the country.

China's grain output climbs in 2017

 China's grain output saw a mild increase in 2017 as per unit yield climbed, official data showed Friday.The country's grain output stood at about 617.9 million tonnes in 2017, up by 1.66 million tonnes, or 0.3 percent, compared with last year, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).

Giving agriculture a 'green' light is priority

 A strategy to vitalize China's countryside, put forward by the top leadership in October, is expected to get a substantial boost at an approaching key meeting on rural development, experts said.

China uses less pesticide: official

 BEIJING, Dec. 4 (Xinhua) -China's pesticide use has dropped in the past three years amid a campaign to ensure zero growth in pesticide use by 2020, an official said Monday.

China reduces corn planting area amid excessive stock

 China's corn planting area is expected to be reduced by 1.33 million hectares in 2017 as the country seeks to address excessive corn stock, according to the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA).

China continues to underpin world's soy exporters

 China will continue to drive global soybean consumption, which is projected to grow over 4% in marketing year 2017-18. During this period, China’s own soybean consumption is forecast to rise twice as the global rate by nearly 8%, as imports surge to a record 97 million tonnes, according to the US Department of Agriculture.

Canadian pork access to China gains further headway

 Canada is making headway in improving trade access for pork to China, as both countries agreed to start a pilot project for the export of Canadian chilled pork to this important international market.

China should develop its cheese market: agricultural official

 A Chinese agricultural official said Wednesday that China should encourage growth in the cheese market to develop its milk industry.

China's cotton output reverses declining trend

 China's cotton output ended a four-year declining streak, increasing 2.7 percent in 2017, as yield per hectare saw strong growth, official data showed Monday

China is world's top vegetable grower: association

 A total of 20 million hectares of vegetable fields and over 800 million tonnes of annual output make China the world's top vegetable grower, authorities said Wednesday.

Chia Tai Group to set up 1-million-head "safe, traceable, integrarted swine project"in Anhui Province

 On November 26, 2017, Chia Tai Group held an opening ceremony in Chengbei Town, Lixin County, Anhui Province, for its one-million-head “safe, traceable, integrated swine project”.

Heilongjiang Tianzow breeding company imports 1,000 French GGP pigs

 On December 21, 2017, 1,000 Great-grandparent pigs imported from France by Heilongjiang Tianzow breeding company arrived at Harbin Taiping International Airport.

Sichuan's Tie Qi Li Shi Group imports 1,000 Canadian GP pigs

 On November 23, 2017, the 1,000 Canadian Grandparent pigs imported by Tie Qi Li Shi Group arrived at Changsha Huanghua International Airport in Hunan Province.

Cargill to expand piglet feed production line in China

 Cargill is bolstering its young animal nutrition capability by investing more than US$15 million to add a piglet feed production line at its existing premix and nutrition facility in Tianjin, China. 

Nutriad acquires partners'interest in China

 Nutriad, a global leader in flavor and sweetener solutions for animal feed, has acquired a 45 percent share stake of its local partner in Feed Flavour International (FFI).

Coca-Cola opens biggest bottling plant in N. China

 SHIJIAZHUANG, Nov. 30 (Xinhua) - Coca-Cola's biggest bottling plant in north China began operating Thursday in Xianghe County of Hebei Province, southeast of Beijing

Statistics

Average food prices in 50 citiesDecember11-20, 2017

 

Item

Specification/Unit

Current price

(RMB)

Percentage changes

as compared to last period

(%,December1-10, 2017)

Rice

Japonica rice / kg

6.43

0.3

Flour

Strong flour / kg

6.30

-0.2

Flour

Standard wheat / kg

5.26

0.2

Soy products

Bean curd / kg

4.89

0.4

Peanut oil

5 Lin barrel bulk / litre

28.05

-0.1

Soyabean oil

5 Lin barrel bulk /litre

9.90

-0.2

Rape seed oil

Grade 1 in bulk / liter

14.03

0.1

Pork

Rump / kg

26.95

0.5

Pork

Belly meat / kg

28.43

0.4

Beef

Leg / kg

68.52

0.3

Mutton

Leg / kg

64.61

0.5

Chicken

Frozen fresh chicken / kg

22.94

0.2

Chicken

Breast / kg

20.44

0.2

Ducks

Frozen fresh duck / kg

18.54

0.4

Eggs

Fresh eggs in bulk / kg

11.17

1.7

Source: China National Bureau of Statistics

Major meat retail priceDecember2017

 Pork (Lean):

RMB1.00 yuan/kg

Average Sales Price (Street markets & Supermarkets)

Var. Percent

A.       12/11/17-
12/20/17

B.       12/01/17-
12/10/17

C.       11/11/17-
11/20/17

D.       12/11/16-
12/20/16

(A-B)/B

(A-C)/C

(A-D)/D

31.50

31.32

31.18

33.76

0.57%

1.03%

-6.70%

 

Chicken:

RMB1.00 yuan/kg

Average Sales Price (Street markets & Supermarkets)

Var. Percent

E.        12/11/17-
12/20/17

F.        12/01/17-
12/10/17

G.       11/11/17-
11/20/17

H.       12/11/16-
12/20/16

(I-J)/J

(I-K)/K

(I-L)/L

20.44

20.38

20.22

19.54

0.29%

1.09%

4.61%

 

Egg:

RMB1.00 yuan/kg

Average Sales Price (Street markets & Supermarkets)

Var. Percent

I.         11/11/17-
11/20/17

J.         11/01/17-
11/10/17

K.       10/11/17-
10/20/17

L.        11/11/16-
11/20/16

(E-F)/F

(E-G)/G

(E-H)/H

10.06

9.94

9.88

9.38

1.21%

1.82%

7.25%

 

Source: China Animal Agriculture Association 

 
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