According to customs data, in the first three months of this year, China imported U.S. farm goods worth $5.05 billion (35.56 billion yuan), up by 110% from last year.
Under the phase 1 trade deal, China has committed to purchasing additional purchases of U.S. agriculture products totaling $32 billion over two years. This would include $12.5 billion above the corresponding 2017 baseline of $24 billion in 2020 and $19.5 billion above the baseline in 2021.
In the first quarter of 2020, China purchased 7.81 million tonnes of soybeans from the U.S. worth 21.88 billion yuan, up 210% from a year ago, according to data from the General Administration of Customs.
During the same period, China also purchased 168,000 tonnes of U.S. pork, up by 640% from a year ago.
The value of these shipments increased by 17 times to 3.04 billion yuan.
China also imported 124,000 tonnes of U.S. cotton, up by 43.5% from the last year, and worth 1.59 billion yuan, up by 17% from a year earlier.