According to the latest agricultural trade statistics released by the Taiwan Agricultural Committee, mainland China continues to rank among the largest export markets for Taiwan's agricultural products. In 2021, the value of Taiwan's agricultural exports to the mainland was nearly US$1.12 billion, increased by 10.1% over US$1.01 billion in 2020.
Last year, due to the several detections of quarantine pests, mainland China successively suspended the import of pineapple, guanabana, and wax apple from Taiwan. The export of Taiwan's fruit to the mainland was hit to a certain extent. However, the export of some fishery products, feathers and downs, and liquor increased significantly. Overall, Taiwan's agricultural exports to the mainland still increased. The Taiwan Agricultural Committee said that they still hope to negotiate with the mainland positively about the decline of fruit exports, and they have never given up the mainland market.
According to the latest agricultural trade statistics, Taiwan's agricultural exports in 2021 made to US$5.66 billion, increased by 15.4% year-on-year; the imports reached US$17.98 billion, increased by 17% year-on-year. The deficit of agricultural trade exceeded $12 billion, a record high.
Among the top ten markets for Taiwan's agricultural exports, mainland China continues to rank the first, accounting for 19.8% of Taiwan's total agricultural exports; the United States ranks the second, accounting for 16.3%. Japan is the third-largest market for Taiwan's agricultural exports, accounting for 13.6% of its total export value.
Source: China News Agency, Hong Kong