Online sales of China's agricultural porducts rise in 2018

Added On May 10, 2019

 A recent report shows that the online sales of China's agricultural products rose rapidly in 2018.

Economy Report has more.
The report by the China's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said Wednesday that online retail sales of China's agricultural products grew by 33.8 percent to reach 230.5 billion yuan, or 34.06 billion U.S. dollars, in 2018.
The report was released during the second Digital China Summit, which highlights the latest information technologies that have swept through the country's government, industries and society.
The report said digital economy accounted for 7.3 percent of China's agricultural output in 2018, an increase of 0.8 percentage points over the previous year.
Officials from the ministry's market and economic information department said that smart farming has taken shape and information technologies have been widely applied in agricultural production.
In addition, 272,000 farmer-benefiting information centers had been established nationwide by the end of 2018, providing information services, IT skill training and more in rural areas.
The official said China plans to promote the construction of such centers, with a focus on impoverished areas, to cover half of the country's administrative villages by the end of this year.