China's farm produce exports
reached US$24.56 billion in the first ten months of the year and is
expected to exceed US$30 billion by the end of the year, China's
Ministry of Commerce said on Wednesday.
The growth rate of the country's farm produce exports
was 12.7 percent in the ten months, according to latest figures
from the ministry.
Most Chinese farm produce exporters are small and
medium-sized enterprises, said Yi Xiaozhun, Vice Minister of
Commerce at an ongoing symposium on China's farm produce
The Ministry of Commerce has just provided export
guidance booklets for Chinese planters of tea, garlic, mushrooms
and chickens, and will officially launch a new website for trade of
farm produce, said Yi.
From 2001 to 2005, China's export of farm produce grew
at an average annual rate of 11.65 percent, ranking the fifth in
the world, according to figures from the World Trade
(Xinhua News Agency November 30, 2006)