Rising meat imports | China starts importing meat from Kazakhstan

meat import to ChinaJan. 7 – China meat imports is rising with large volume, pig meat in particular. China’s main imports, among others, are consumer goods, food and beverages are main a thing, meat imports is a trend. The country is also one of the biggest consumers of food and beverages in the world with meat and pig meat being the most essential.

Meat in China

According to a related report indicates that China’s meat consumption is expected to rise at a speed parallel to the trend over the past. Traditionally, pork meat plays a central role in China’s meat daily consumption that China accounts for half of world production and consumption – however, in recent years; poultry meat is starting popular in sales. Mainly because numerous local restaurants and growing numbers of fast-food chains play a vital role in expanding meat and poultry products consumption since their many signature foods are specific kinds of meat or chicken. In bigger cities particular, beef, pork and mutton are important parts of main dishes, and popular hot pot which must have.

China Starts Importing Meat Products from Kazakhstan

A batch of frozen mutton from Kazakhstan arrived in the city of Urumqi in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region recently; marking the first time China imported meat products from Kazakhstan, local customs announced recently. The frozen mutton, weighing 16.31 tonnes and worth 285,500 yuan (41,557 U.S. dollars), was transported into Urumqi through Horgos Port which borders with Kazakhstan, according to customs officers. The meat enterprises in Kazakhstan are very optimistic about the Chinese market, said Zhu Ziyang, manager of a Xinjiang local company that handles the imports of the Kazakhstan frozen meat. This batch of frozen mutton will be sold in the northwest Gansu Province, Zhu said. According to customs, Kazakhstan offered to export beef and mutton to China in 2015. The Chinese government approved the proposal this year.

China’s Meat Imports Could Rise Even Further

Chinese statistics report that 700 million pigs are slaughtered annually – one for every two Chinese people. The large number of pork products in China’s meat consumption is an inheritance of Chinese traditional farming systems. China’s pig sector is under burden from growing costs, disease, ecological guidelines and supply limitations, at the same time, pig meat industry abuse of feed additives and pharmaceuticals has also been a rising concern among Chinese consumers. As indicated by the related experts, China’s pig meat imports could increase even further if production cannot put up with its recent speed of growth, increasing pig meat China imports is unavoidable, we have already seen the trend is starting, and there is a growing volume of pig’s meat import to local China.

Substantial Volume of Pig Meat Imports to China

China meat industry will do its best to continue produce nearly all of its own meat; pig meat in particular, however, the statistics indicates that among others, in recent years China imports of beef have grown sharply year by year and are expected to rise to over 750,000mmt by 2023. In spite of this increase on year bases, imports will account for only 3% of China’s meat consumption by the end of the decade. It is projected by a related association. Even with domestic ability of strong increases in China’s meat production, meat imports not only are also projected to rise, but it is an unavoidable happening. As the larger population improve living standard and gains a taste for verities meats, particularly pig meat is facing a shortage of supply, and other meat also is falling behind demand and prices are mounting high. The main suppliers of meat and pork meat in particular to China are European Union, including east Europe, Canada and America. Pork imports are expected to rise from 750,000mmt to 1.2 billion metric tons as insiders point out. The key question for meat producers, meat business companies: How to connect with Chinese importers? Please contact with DCCC that provides you with the information you search for right away. Email to: info@dccchina.org

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