According to Chinese Customs, in the first 9 months of 2013, China¡¯s import and export value of agricultural products amounted to 133.72 billion USD, up by 4.8% over the same period of last year. Among that, the export value was 47.96 billion USD, a 7% year-on-year increase, while the import was 85.75 billion USD, a 3.5% year-on-year growth. The trade deficit of agricultural products amounted to 37.79 billion USD, a 0.6% decrease over the same period of last year. The growth of agricultural trade was 2.9% lower than that of the nation¡¯s total foreign trade. The growth rate of agricultural export was 1% lower than the growth rate of the nation¡¯s total export, while the growth of agricultural import was 3.8% lower than the growth rate of the nation¡¯s total import. The export of agricultural products accounted for 3% of China¡¯s total export value, while the import of such products accounted for 5.9% of the country¡¯s total import.