Imported food’s annual growth rate increases
China’s appetite for imported food has been growing fast as the increasingly wealthy population seeks more exotic eating, the latest data showed.
Food imports saw an annualized growth of 17.4 percent through the 2010-2014 period, Xinhua reported, citing data from the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine.
The imports came from 213 countries and regions, with the top 10 exporters accounting for 84.3 percent of the total trade. The 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) were the No 1 source of food imports. The European Union was second, followed by the United States.