Tea production in China 2000-2022
Agricultural production overviewAlthough agriculture is an important source of income for many Chinese people, its contribution to the country’s total gross domestic product (GDP) is considerably less than that of the services and the industry sector. However, the contribution of the agricultural sector in China is remarkably high when compared to those of other developed countries. In the United States, for example, which is the world’s leading agricultural supplier, the agricultural sector contributed less than one percent to the country’s total GDP in 2021. The same year, China’s agricultural sector contributed over seven percent to the GDP and generated a gross production value of over 7.8 trillion yuan, employing around a quarter of its total population.
The majority of China's cultivated land is used for food production. Rice production plays an essential role in China’s agriculture as well as in people's everyday life, making China the leading rice producer worldwide. Besides rice, wheat, corn, oleiferous plants, tea, and tobacco production are also important parts of agriculture in the country.