China is a country which has large population number with less cultivated lands, in the last few decades. The boom of Chinese population and the development of Chinese industry have driven the average consuming amount of edible oil each year, and the product structure and people’s need keeps changing.
The production of raw material-oilseeds has been increasing, the competitive power of oilseeds species differs with their growing characteristics, market needs and other aspects, Oilseeds market is more complicated after China joined the WTO organization, besides the woody oil plant, oilseeds are the main raw material that used in the edible oil extraction industry. How to adjust the domestic oilseeds structure, and how to utilize the advantages of the domestic market and the abroad market to finally reach the goal of balancing the import and export of oilseeds has becoming a very important case, after all it is one part of the China Food Security System.
Generally speaking the advantages of soybean and rape seed have been weakened, but the advantage of peanut is very stable and remains very competitive. Now the agriculture of China has come to a point that might be called a miles stone, the modern large agriculture machines are promoted in many rural areas, the labor intensive feature of China agriculture is about to change in the following years, so it is predictable that changes will not only happen to the oilseeds plant but also other grain and food crops.
The agriculture was acknowledged as the base of a countries in the acient times, and it still is in some sense, for example as one modern word mentioned above simplifies-Food Security. So will China be able to make some remarkable progress in the oilseeds production? The answer is definitely yes, but how it would be done and how fast it can be done, only time can answer that question.