According to statistics of the Customs, from January to December 2012, China¡¯s import and export value of agricultural products amounted to 173.95 billion USD, up by 13% over the same period of last year. Among that, the export was 62.5 billion USD, a 4% year-on-year increase, while the import was 111.44 billion USD, a 18.7% year-on-year growth. The trade deficit of agricultural products amounted to 48.94 billion USD, a 44.9% increase over the same period of last year. The growth rate of agricultural trade was 6.8% higher than the growth rate of the nation¡¯s total foreign trade. The growth of agricultural import was 14.4% higher than that of the nation¡¯s total import, while the growth of agricultural export was 3.9% lower than the growth rate of the nation¡¯s total export. The export of agricultural products accounted for 3.1% of China¡¯s total export value, while the import of such products accounted for 6.1% of the country¡¯s total import.