How China's Farm Policy Reforms Could Affect Trade and Markets: A Focus on Grains and Cotton

Research
Date period
15 March 2017

This paper examines five important agricultural commodities in China: rice, wheat, maize, soybeans and cotton. It discusses recent developments in prices, production, consumption and trade for these farm products, in the context of China’s evolving farm policy framework and global market trends, and looks at the implications of a number of possible policy scenarios.