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An Infographic of China’s Indoor Agriculture Industry

CHINA'SINDUSTRY INDOOR AGRICULTURE They produce 170mn metric tons 1/4 OF CHINA'S VEGETABLES COME FROM INDOOR FARMS of vegetables a year. 170,000,000 Metric Tons GREENHOUSES PRODUCE VEGETABLES, MUSHROOMS, FRUIT AND HORTICULTURE SEEDLINGS Area under greenhouse cultivation from 2006 Indoor Agriculture Census (most recent available): VEGETABLES HORTICULTURE SEEDLINGS Most popular veggies: FRUITS EDIBLE FUNGI potato zucchini peppers 723,000 ha cucumber 47,000 ha eggplant | 137,000 ha 46,000 ha THE INDOOR AGRICULTURE INDUSTRY IS SEEING FAST GROWTH China had only 5-6 greenhouse companies in the 1980s, but had nearly 400 by 2010. 5-6 400 GREENHOUSE COMPANIES in the 1980s GREENHOUSE COMPANIES by 2010 CHINA'S GREENHOUSES ARE GETTING LARGER AND MORE TECHNICALLY SOPHISTICATED In August 2013, the country's first solar PV greenhouse was connected to the electricity grid in Liuge County, Hanchuan. CHINA'S GOVERNMENT ENCOURAGES THE INDUSTRY THROUGH MYRIAD SUBSIDIES FOR NEW PRODUCTION CAPACITY Heilongjiang Province offers an almost US$8,750 per acre subsidy for new hothouse capacity. 2 Handy Factoids on Heilongjiang Province: (i) it's the northeastern 'breadbasket' of China, home to some of the largest farming operations in the country (ii) it gets really cold in winter; it shares a border with Siberia! Heilongjiang Province is the 'breadbasket of China Heilongjiang Province gets really cold in winter US$8,750 1 Acre per Sources:,,, "Hubei's first photovoltaic greenhouse power plant commences operation" news report, Calculated based on average of Rmb8-10k per mu from "Report on Heilongjiang's vegetable basket project. See the debut of video on China's Indoor Agriculture Industry by Smart Agriculture Analytics at the 3rd ANNUAL INDOOR AGRICULTURE CONFERENCE MARCH 31 - APRIL 1, 2015 . LAS VEGAS, Nv. More info at 3R0 ANNUAL İNDOOR AG-CON Smart Agriculture Data compiled and translated by Smart Agriculture Analytics. For full source materials, contact ANALYTICS SPRING 2015

An Infographic of China’s Indoor Agriculture Industry

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With data and translation kindly provided by our partners at agriculture news and information service Smart Ag Analytics, we’re pleased to present an overview of China’s indoor agriculture industry.




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