Data for: Spatially detailed agricultural and food trade between China and the United States

  • Akshay Pandit (Creator)
  • Deniz Berfin Karakoc (Creator)
  • Megan Konar (Creator)



This database provides estimates of agricultural and food commodity flows [in both tons and $US] between the US and China for the year 2017. Pairwise information is provided between US states and Chinese provinces, and US counties and Chinese provinces for 7 Standardized Classification of Transported Goods (SCTG) commodity categories. Additionally, crosswalks are provided to match Harmonized System (HS) codes and China's Multi-Regional Input Output (MRIO) commodity sectors to their corresponding SCTG commodity codes. The included SCTG commodities are:
- SCTG 01: Iive animals and fish
- SCTG 02: cereal grains
- SCTG 03: agricultural products (except for animal feed, cereal grains, and forage products)
- SCTG 04: animal feed, eggs, honey, and other products of animal origin
- SCTG 05: meat, poultry, fish, seafood, and their preparations
- SCTG 06: milled grain products and preparations, and bakery products
- SCTG 07: other prepared foodstuffs, fats and oils

For additional information, please see the related paper by Pandit et al. (2022) in Environmental Research Letters. ADD DOI WHEN RECEIVED
Date made availableJun 29 2023
PublisherUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign


  • High-resolution
  • United States
  • County-scale
  • Food flows
  • Bilateral
  • China

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