Ag Helps Push 2021 U.S. Exports to China to a Record Level
“In terms of industrial sectors, oilseeds and grain exports saw growth of $4.8 billion as farmers sent $21.9 billion worth of crops to China. As noted, oilseeds and grains are, in 2021, the largest export category that we had, followed by semiconductors and oil and gas.”
Out of all 50 states, the Plains States were among the top states in direct sales to China.
“Where are the winners in terms of goods exports to China last year, and, you'll see, in the plains states, their exports to China were especially strong in 2021.”
Allen says the agriculture and energy sectors in the U.S. led the way in boosting exports to China last year.
“Almost across the board, we could see that goods exported to China were up last year and way up from 2019, when companies felt the full weight of tariffs and retaliatory tariffs, so, especially strong for agriculture and energy sales despite the retaliatory tariffs.”