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China's feed grain market: Development and prospects


  • Wei-Ming Tian

    (College of Economics and Management, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China)

  • John Chudleigh

    (Asian Agribusiness Research Centre, Orange Agricultural College, University of Sydney, Orange NSW, Australia 2800)


The future growth of demand for grains in China is expected to be driven mainly by the growth of feed grain demand. Continued population growth and high incomes will lead to a sustained increase in consumption of animal products, while scarce land and water resources will limit expansion in grain production, leading to growing pressure for increasing grain imports. This article analyses feed grain and animal product markets and policy options in China. The major conclusion is that the requirement for feed grains will be determined by the quantity of animal products produced, the methods used, the price of feed sources, the price of animal products, and government policy. © 1999 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

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  • Wei-Ming Tian & John Chudleigh, 1999. "China's feed grain market: Development and prospects," Agribusiness, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 15(3), pages 393-409.
  • Handle: RePEc:wly:agribz:v:15:y:1999:i:3:p:393-409
    DOI: 10.1002/(SICI)1520-6297(199922)15:3<393::AID-AGR7>3.0.CO;2-E

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    1. Chen, Wei & Marchant, Mary A. & Song, Baohui, 2009. "Impacts of China's Food Consumption on U.S. Soybean Exports," 2009 Annual Meeting, January 31-February 3, 2009, Atlanta, Georgia 46820, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
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    3. Wang, Haiyan & Malaga, Jaime E., 2015. "Assessing China's Potential Surge on Demand for Grain Sorghum," 2015 Annual Meeting, January 31-February 3, 2015, Atlanta, Georgia 196866, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
    4. Zhou, Zhang-Yue & Tian, Wei-Ming & Liu, Xi-An & Wan, Guang-Hua, 2001. "An Issue of Debate: China’s Feedgrain Demand and Supply," 2001 Conference (45th), January 23-25, 2001, Adelaide, Australia 171980, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.

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