Shandong Province in east China set a new record of exporting farm products worth 107.5 billion yuan (about 15.6 billion U.S. dollars) in 2016, according to the provincial government. Shandong has been the country’s top agricultural product exporter for the past 18 years. Shandong’s farm exports, accounting for nearly a quarter of the nation’s total, grew by 13.1 percent year on year in 2016…Full Article: ECNS.cn Jan 2017

Key Point

  • Shandong Province’s main agricultural exports were vegetables and seafood, while fresh/dried fruits and potato products saw growing trade. Southeast Asia, Japan, and South Korea were the primary importers of Shandong agricultural goods.

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  • In October 2016, Cambodia’s Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery signed a MoU with Shandong Province’s Tian Rui (Cambodia) Agricultural Cooperation Special Economic Zone. As a result of the MoU, China plans to invest approximately US$2 billion on creating a Special Economic Zone (~300 hectares) in western Kampong Speu Province, Cambodia. The SEZ will have a processing and packaging factory, as well as storage facilities.
  • In September 2016, entrepreneurs from Shandong Province took part in the China-Peru Business Round in Lima, Peru. Attendees included the Deputy Directors of the Shandong Commerce Department and Shandong Fishery and Ocean Department, as well as representatives from Rizhao Xinhui Aquatic Breeding (seafood producer), Rushan Hengyu Food (fresh produce), and Shandong Luxin Food (poultry, beef and lamb producer),
  • In March 2016, Ulanqab’s Tai Mei Potato Industry (Inner Mongolia Region) signed an agreement with Shandong’s American Lorain to produce Lorain branded potato French fries.

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