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China is the largest legume-consuming country in the world. Legumes such as soy are the main input in commonly used domestic cooking oils and bean products. Moreover, China is the fourth-largest producer of legumes in the world with 97.1 billion square meters of planting area in 2016. Over the past five years, revenue for the Legume Growing industry in China has been rising 4.4% annually, from $12.2 billion to $15.2 billion in 2017.

As the legume yield per unit is not high and large quantities of imports have lowered domestic legume prices, many farmers have reduced their legume planting areas in favor of more profitable crops, such as corn. Legume imports have decreased from $37.3 billion in 2012 to an estimated $35.6 billion in 2017...

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Government assistance

The Legume Growing industry is one of the most important industries supported by the government. The government supports the development of the Legume Growing industry by issuing preferential policies and giving subsidies to farmers engaged in the industry.

Access to planting technology

The government also provides technical support and marketing information for farmers. New planting technologies that can reduce costs and increase unit yield are adopted in important production areas, which gives incumbent farmers a strong advantage over new players.

Production areas

Legume growing has strict climate conditions and land requirements. For..

Additional Insights for the Legume Growing Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Legume Growing Industry are

  • Effective cost controls
  • Use of specialized equipment and facilities
  • Appropriate physical growing conditions
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Downstream Demand - Food Manufacturing and Domestic Goods Prices - Agricultural - Crops in the Legume Growing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Legume Growing Industry?

    The Legume Growing industry in China grows soybeans, peas, green beans, and other types of legumes.

    Industry Products
    Broad beans
    Mung beans
    Industry Activities
    Planting and harvesting soybeans
    Planting and harvesting other kinds of beans (e.g. peas, green beans and broad beans)

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Downstream Demand - Food Manufacturing
  • Domestic Goods Prices - Agricultural - Crops
  • Key Attitudinal Changes - Health Consciousness
  • Industry Systems and Technology - Agriculture
  • Weather Conditions

  • Current Performance
  • Legume planting area and output
  • Downstream demand
  • Imports and exports
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Domestic demand
  • Imports and exports
  • Enterprises and employees
  • Table: Legume Growing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Legume Growing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Cooking Oil Production
  • Tofu & Bean Curd Production
  • Soy Sauce Production

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Chemical Pesticide Manufacturing
  • Farming Machinery Manufacturing
  • Nitrogenous Fertilizer Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Soybeans
  • Broad beans
  • Mung beans
  • Peas
  • Other
  • Chart: Legume Growing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Development of downstream food production industries
  • Import prices
  • Government policy assistance

  • Major Markets
  • Bean oil manufacturers
  • Bean product manufacturers
  • Soy Sauce
  • Exports
  • End consumers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Legume Growing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Rent and utilities
  • Depreciation
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Legume Growing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Production costs
  • Product quality
  • Relationships with downstream buyers
  • Government support
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Legume Growing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Beidahuang Group
  • Table: Beidahuang Group - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Legume Growing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Legume Growing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Total Assets (2008-2022)
  • Output (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Genetically Modified
  • Where specific changes are introduced into a plant or animal's DNA by genetic engineering techniques. The most commonly modified foods include soybean, corn and canola.
  • Mu
  • Chinese unit of measurement equivalent to about 666.67 square meters or 0.165 acres.
  • Pesticide
  • A chemical applied to crops to kill pests.
  • Yield
  • The amount of legumes produced per acre of land. For soybeans, this is measured in bushels per acre.
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