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Feed Outlook: December 2009

by Fred Gale, Francis Tuan, Xiaohui Wang, and Zhi Cao

Outlook No. (FDS-09k-01) 21 pp, December 2009

China’s corn imports are minimal, even though it is using a growing proportion of its corn to produce starch, ethanol, and other industrial products. The corn-processing industry’s growth was encouraged by Chinese government policy, but the industry now has excess capacity. Many of the corn-based industrial products are exported. China’s price support for corn during 2008/09 increased raw material costs for the industry and slowed its growth.

Keywords: China, corn, starch, alcohol, ethanol, industry, consumption, exports, price support

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Last updated: Saturday, May 26, 2012

For more information contact: Fred Gale, Francis Tuan, Xiaohui Wang, and Zhi Cao