Wheat Outlook No. (WHS-04D-01) 8 pp

May 2004

China's Wheat Economy: Current Trends and Prospects for Imports

The last 10 years have been a period of volatility for wheat production and trade in China. This report provides an overview of current wheat production and consumption trends in China, including factors that contributed to slumping imports in recent years. It projects that China will regain its status as a net wheat importer, with imports rising sharply in the next year or two but then falling back to modest levels after that.

Keywords: China, wheat, international trade, imports, exports, production, consumption

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