Chinese importers for pork chilled or frozen – China’s pork imports surge

Chinese Pork ImportersOct. 15 – Pork is at the center of meat imports to China, pork prices jumped 69% in September this year in China due to an outbreak of African swine fever among local Chinese pig farms. As the country is facing a shortage of meat supply, China market opportunities opens chances for meat suppliers globally, pork imports to China is a trend, and on the pick period these days.

China’s Pork Imports

China’s pork import volume depends largely on the gap between domestic and imported pork CIF prices. In the past year, China imported a total of 1,192,828 tonnes of pigments and 946,730 tonnes of offal, declining by 2.0 percent and 23.4 percent respectively on a y-o-y basis, according to The General Administration of Customs. Among all pork exporters to China, Germany ranked top with a market share of 19.1 percent and a y-o-y growth rate of 7.8 percent; Brazil’s pork export volume to China rose by 208.1 percent on a y-o-y basis and reached 150,091 tonnes. Flowed by Denmark, Netherlands and France.

China’s Pork Import Surge Update

In 2019, China’s pork import reached new high, in May, China’s pork imports reached nearly 63%; in September, China’s pork imports surged 76% from a year earlier. Pork imports CNC-PORK-IMP for the first eight months of the year were 1.33 million tonnes, according to the General Administration of Customs. Last month’s increase in pork prices was higher compared to the 46.7% surge seen in August, according to data from China’s National Bureau of Statistics. That pushed up food prices in China by 11.2% in September, accelerating from the previous month’s 10% gain. Pork prices in China jumped 69.3% in September this year. China’s domestic players and overseas suppliers in the pork industry are full of activity with China’s pork import businesses.

Chinese Pork Importers Contribute to China Pork Imports

Chinese pork importers make great contributions for China pork imports. As the country continued to battle a shortage of the pork meat that pork supplies is facing challenges which can’t be solved overnight. At this moment in China, African swine fever cut off some supply from the domestic pork industry. According to the Netherlands Rabobank, reckons that by year-end, as many as 200m pigs could be lost to disease or slaughter, leading to a 30% drop in pork production. The deficiency of China domestic pork supply led to growing importing pork to China in 2019. Imported frozen pork is associated with lower risks of being infected by ASF which means Chinese pork buyers, particularly packing houses and restaurants prefer to choose imported pork to avoid risks. For pork farms, especially for those European pork suppliers, such as Germany, Denmark, Netherlands and France, etc., China market opens profitable opportunities for importing frozen pork meat right now and in the near future too. For those pork farms or frozen pork suppliers would like to enter China market, the List of Chinese Importers for Pork Meat is available upon request, please contact with DCCC, or email to: info@dccchina.org

Chinese investors, investment firms latest Top 3 acquisitions highlight

Chinese investors latest top 3 acquisitions highlightOct. 7 – Chinese private investors and China’s investment firms have become the initiators in the latest top 3 acquisitions in terms of volume. Chinese investment firms have also emerged as important investors, there is an increase in investment by wealthy Chinese individuals or families as private Chinese investors from China.

Chinese Investors, Investment Firms from China

Most of Chinese individual and family investors are small-sized companies mainly involved in cross-border trading activities. These individual and family investors can often be described as international entrepreneurs or Chinese private investors. Together, Chinese private-owned enterprises (POEs) have successfully developed into dominant players in the investment arena/ field. Those Chinese private firms or Chinese individual that takes their own money and uses it to help another business or individual . Most Chinese investors are private equity investors which mean that they are interested in acquiring businesses that are not publicly traded, or on the stock exchange. The operating businesses that they invest in just need capital to keep going. Other companies are looking to get out of the market they are operating in, therefore they allow the private equity investors to take full control of their company. The types of strategies that private equity investors use are venture capital and leveraged acquisitions. The role of those Chinese investors are varied. Some Chinese private investors have the option to invest passively, meaning those Chinese private investors give their funding, but they do not play a role in the company they have invested in at all. Other Chinese investors have an interest and have the necessary capital, but they do not have the entrepreneurial skills it takes to run a company. Therefore for those Chinese investors they invest with the intent of gaining more knowledge from the invested business, and having a say or a role in the invested company, or a seat on the board of directors of invested firm.

Chinese Investors, Investment Firms Recent Investments – Top 3 Highlight

Private investors from China are active in the deal makings despite the fact of China slow-down pace of foreign investments. Chinese investors, Chinese investment firm or consortium are still looking out for meaningful investment chances, keep on making some good acquisitions or investment deals. Here are the top 3 recent acquisitions /investments by Chinese investors.

Chinese firm dairy giant Mengniu in $1 billion Australian Bellamy bid

Chinese firm Mengniu has announced an acquisition offer to Australian infant formula producer Bellamy in a deal valued at $1 billion.

Based in St, Launceston, Australia, Bellamy is a major Australian food and beverage company, and is the parent company of Bellamy’s Organic, Australia’s largest organic infant formula. (Founded in 1999, Hohhot, China, Mengniu is a Chinese manufacturing and distribution company of dairy products and ice cream in China. The company is based in Inner Mongolia and manufactures dairy products under the Mengniu brand. More details over Chinese firm dairy giant Mengniu in $1 billion Australian Bellamy bid, here

Chinese firm Yili acquired New Zealand’s Westland

China’s Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Company Limited announced Thursday the completion of the transaction of the acquisition of Westland Co-operative Dairy Company Limited, New Zealand’s second-largest dairy co-operative.

Based in Hokitika, New Zealand, Westland Co-Operative Dairy Company Ltd. produces and distributes dairy products, founded in 1937. The Company offers milk powders, proteins, milk fats, cream, butter, and other dairy products. Westland Co-Operative Dairy markets its products through retail food outlets throughout New Zealand. (established in 1993. Yili Group is a privately owned company based in Inner Mongolia that processes and manufactures dairy products, including milk powder, sterilised milk and fresh milk under the Yili brand. , China Yili Group is China’s market-leading dairy products producer and is listed as an “A Share” company on the Shanghai Stock Exchange. More details over Chinese firm Yili acquired New Zealand’s Westland, here.

Chinese firm Acquisitions UK school network for $187.6 million

Chinese company Bright Scholar Acquisitions 150 million pounds ( $187.6 million) for UK school network CATS Colleges

Established in 1952, CATS Colleges is an UK-headquartered international school network with a globally integrated platform of campuses in the UK, North America and China. It comprises six campuses in Cambridge, London, Canterbury, Shanghai and Boston, plus an arts school in Cambridge, as well as 10 international languages schools. (Founded in 1994, Bright Scholar is Guangdong-based education company in China is the largest operator of international and bilingual schools in China. It is a NYSE listed education company in China. As of May 31, 2019, Bright Scholar operated 78 schools covering the breadth of K-12 academic needs of its students across nine provinces in China and one overseas school).

There are some more Chinese investors and investment firms related acquisitions, such as, Kaola acquired by Alibaba Group for $2B (Sep. 5, 2019); Carrefour China acquired by Suning.com for $698M (June 23, 2019), etc. For those international business services corporations, banking institutions, legal financial services firms, etc., interested in connect with Chinese private investors from China, or to get to know more investors from China, a List of Chinese Investors is available upon request, please contact the DCCC by email to: info@dccchina.org

Coffee market China is growing larger–coffee consumption and imports China

coffee consumption/imports opportunities in China Sep. 17 – Coffee in China market is growing larger and larger, the coffee category is exciting in China overall. According to coffee in China statista market forecast, Revenue in the Coffee segment amounts to US$8214m in 2019. The market is expected to grow annually by 11.3% (CAGR 2019-2023). The China coffee market has massive potential, especially in instant coffee, capsule coffee and coffee stores.

China Coffee Market Facts and Figures

These numbers speak volumes over coffee market in China:

  • China continues to be one of the largest growing markets for the coffee shop industry. With estimates of market growth ranging between 5-9% per year, The China market’s largest segment is the segment Instant Coffee with a market volume of US$7,468m in 2019.
  • China expects to surpass the US as the cafe chain’s biggest market in a few years. Starbucks has 3,300 coffee shops in China, and plans to double the current count to over 6000 locations in local China in 5 years, adding 500 shops per year. That means every 15 hours there will be a new coffee shop opened somewhere in local China. Meanwhile, coffee shop sales reached some 30 billion RMB last year (and is expected to reach 1 trillion RMB in 2025), with a year-on-year growth of 15% to 20%, far exceeding the international market’s 2%.
  • China accounted for nearly 50% of the 194 billion mobile APP downloads worldwide in 2018. Average Chinese mobile user installed 56 apps on their phones in the second quarter of 2019. In June 2018, around 33.5% of Chinese food delivery app, users were young people between 31 and 35 years old.
  • Food drink delivery app users in China – Among others, Food delivery apps have an estimated 355 million users in China which means a quarter of all Chinese people are ordering foodstuff, meal kits from their phones. There are more than 1.8 million food delivery orders placed every day in Beijing alone.
  • Coffee delivery app users in China Coffee consumption has grown in China , 75% lays on the young middle class which most of them are coffee app users. Luckin Coffee, a Chinese start-up, uses an app for ordering coffee which can either be delivered or consumed in/collected from one its outlets. Starbucks mobile app has over 240,000 active users in Hong Kong. Close to 70% of its customers [place orders] to-go,”

While these numbers only reflect part of the image, they demonstrate the rise of the middle class and an overall better standard of living, particularly Coffee consumption has grown among young Chinese age group. China’s on the way shifting toward health and wellness, better living standard and the opportunities for growth. The flourishing of hundreds of new coffee stores in main cities, where the Western lifestyle gain attraction, to sit down sipping a cap of coffee seen as a fashion. Despite this trend, the market is fragmented with the increasing number of local coffee houses that offer a calm enjoyable “cozy atmosphere” and pleasantly “service” directed on Chinese tastes which increasing beverages consumption with milk and sugar. While local cafés are gaining traction, international brands in the instant coffee, capsule coffee and coffee stores category are still leading the industry. Brand-savvy Chinese consumers still value the stringent food and drinks safety standards, an increasing attention to professionalism, customized beverages and services, a ceremonial style of service. Moreover, improved quality and innovation that foreign brands promise, and they are willing to pay premium prices for them.

Main Driving Force of China Coffee Boom

Many of these changes in China coffee market are driven by the explosive growth in China’s emerging middle class, which is on track to expand from the current 430 million to 780 million by 2025. The market’s largest segment is the segment Instant Coffee with a market volume of US$7,468m in 2019. By 2023 75% of spending in the Coffee segment will be attributable to out of home consumption (e.g. in bars and restaurants). Among others, the younger generation consumer is considered the driving force of consumption. Compelled by their startling levels of wealth, open-mind to western culture and digital naturalness, they are expected to account for over a quarter of total consumption growth in China by 2030. Chinese middle class places a healthy lifestyle as a high priority and sees this as the definition of a good life. Over 70% exercise regularly, purchase organic food and beverages, and strive to achieve a higher quality of life. In addition, China coffee boom driven by an increase in income level – equal work with equal pay, and changing notions, roles and values, China’s female consumers hold on an undeniable power of spending. The increasing coffee consumption by females are noticeable increasing, especially in cafe houses, restaurants and bars (young people of the middle class represent the main customer at 75%, and among them the female portion represents the biggest share of 70%), according to a related report. That’s a magnificent change, and regarding women’s role, there is a popular saying in China: “women holds up a half of the sky”. But linking to coffee consumption in China, this number illustrates Chinese women holds up more than a half of the sky in China.

China Coffee Market Opportunities

While China’s reliance on imports and foreign expertise remains strong, do not forget, China is a traditional tea drinking country, till now, China formed a growing coffee trend driving by young people, and stimulate China coffee market continues flourishing. According to a related China coffee market report, the growth rate of coffee consumption in China is about 20% per year, more than 2% above the global growth rate. China coffee market insider points out; the country’s coffee market has massive potential, especially in instant coffee, capsule coffee and coffee stores and will offer consumers more options in coffee consumption. Statista coffee China market forecast that China revenue in the Coffee segment amounts to US$8,214m in 2019, the market is expected to grow annually by 11.3% (CAGR 2019-2023); The China market’s largest segment is the segment Instant Coffee with a market volume of US$7,468m in 2019. To further discover China market opportunities of coffee products, actively to connect with Chinese importers for coffee (instant coffee, capsule coffee , Coffee beans, whether or not roasted or decaffeinated; coffee husks and skins; coffee substitutes containing coffee in any proportion), particularly for coffee producers and coffee export businesses, there is a List of Chinese Importers/Distributors for Coffee Products available, please contact with DCCC or email to: info@dccchina.org

China Pork market potential is huge | pork prices jump in second half 2019

Pig products-China market great potential is huge Sep. 9 – Pork meat industry is facing challenges with shortage of pigs in China. African swine fever threatens 200m pigs in China, leading to a 30% drop in pork production, according a related economist report. The Chinese market opens a unique chance for global pork producers, pig farmers and meat traders to import pork to China with Chinese importers for pork meat.

Pork to China is in the Right Time

China’s first outbreak African swine fever was reported on August 3rd 2018 in Liaoning, a coastal province in the north-east of the country. In June 2019 the Ministry of Agriculture said the disease had been “effectively controlled” but a month later infected pigs were found in Liaoning. Industry insiders say outbreaks are going unreported, either because local authorities cannot pay farmers forced to cull their herds, or because they fear punishment from higher-ups. Some farms are reported to be selling infected pigs, thereby spreading the virus. With pork prices in the country expected to jump by 70% year-on-year in the second half of 2019, China’s favorite meat may soon be off many dinner tables.

Chilean Take Action Bright Pork Products to China

In a recent interview revealed that China becomes top destination for Chilean pork products, with the total value of Chilean pork imports expected to exceed 220 million U.S. dollars this year, according to Juan Carlos Dominguez, head of ChilePork, the national producers’ association of the Latin American country. Chile’s data showed that China was the principal destination for its pork exports, receiving 120,000 tonnes of Chilean pork and pork products in the first half of this year. It is estimated that the value of Chilean pork exports to China will exceed 220 million U.S. dollars this year, more than double that of last year, and the Chinese market will account for more than 30 percent of Chile’s total pork exports. “Chilean pork entered the Chinese market for the first time about six years ago,” said Dominguez. “At first, the main places of consumption were restaurants in first-tier cities such as Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, and the annual export value was less than one-tenth of what they are today.” According to Dominguez, China is not only a big market with the greatest potential, but also one of the most open and inclusive markets in the world, and its contribution to global economic growth is increasing. “Global markets are interconnected and interdependent. If a country unilaterally raises tariff barriers for its own benefit, it will directly harm not only its own consumers but also its trading partners, thus adversely affecting consumption and economic growth in the relevant markets,” he said. “Tariff barriers will not benefit anyone, and free trade is indispensable to the development of global markets. The story of Chilean pork exports to China tells us so.”

Pork Products China Market Potential is Huge

China’s unprecedented economic growth has transformed the country into a global powerhouse. With pork prices in the country expected to jump by 70% year-on-year in the second half of 2019, China’s favorite meat may soon be off many dinner tables. Given the size of the market and its growing middle class, with a population of 1.42 billion, the total value of foreign food imports amounted to $77 billion in 2018. In a culture where meat eating is considered a sign of prosperity, Chinese consumer’s influence is now impacting the global pig industry. Besides the main countries supplying China with meat and edible meat offal, such as: Brazil, United States, Australia, New Zealand and Uruguay, there are some pork products suppliers from EU countries to enter into China market, especially Denmark and some East-European countries take quick action, positively import higher quality pork meat into China. At this moment, pork meat market opportunities in China is great, for those pig products related business would like to explore market potential of your pork products, the List of Chinese Importers for Pork Meat is available, please contact with DCCC, or email to info@dccchina.org

Waterstof handelsmissie China Sep. 2019 | Nieuwsbericht | DCCC

Waterstof handelsmissie China September 2019 | Nieuwsbericht | DCCC Aug. 23 – Waterstof is het alternatief voor aardgas! Waterstof is schoon, veilig en overal – het wordt in 70 procent van alle materie in het heelal aangetroffen. En juist omdat er zo veel van is, kan waterstof overal gewonnen worden. Waterstof als energiedrager is twee tot drie keer efficiënter dan conventionele brandstoffen. Je komt verder met minder ‘brandstof’.

Waterstof staat volop in de belangstelling in Nederland

Waterstof als energiebron, veel waterstofinitiatieven in de markt. Er zijn veel waterstof-initiatieven in de markt. Was tot medio 2017 de aandacht voor waterstof vooral gericht op mobiliteit, in 2019 wordt er in het kader van het Klimaatakkoord gewerkt aan een breed programma van aanpak, van overheid tot industrie, van bebouwde omgeving tot energieopslag, en van investeerders tot kennisinstellingen. Deze programmatische aanpak zal vooral gericht zijn op kostenreductie en opschaling.

De missie staat open voor Nederland bedrijven

Bent u actief op het gebied van waterstof en wilt u de Chinese markt verkennen, of uw aanwezigheid in de Chinese markt juist uitbreiden? Ga dan in september samen met de Provincie Gelderland mee met de handelsmissie Waterstof naar China. De missie wordt georganiseerd rondom de International Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle Conference in Rugao. Daarnaast bezoeken we Wuhan, hoofdstad van Gelderland’s zusterprovincie Hubei. Een provinciaal bestuurder begeleidt de missie. De missie staat open voor bedrijven uit heel Nederland.

Waterstof als sleuteltechnologie in China

Het Chinese beleid is in de afgelopen 18 maanden drastisch veranderd. Subsidies op batterij-elektrische auto’s worden versneld afgebouwd en die voor waterstofvoertuigen zijn sterk gegroeid. Niet alleen voor de voertuigen zelf maar ook voor de benodigde infrastructuur voor de productie en distributie van waterstof. Dat heeft een sterke industriepolitieke achtergrond: China ziet waterstof als een sleuteltechnologie waarin het een prominente plaats wil hebben en technologisch zoveel mogelijk onafhankelijk wil zijn van de rest van de wereld.

China wil op grote schaal electrolysers en vulstations bouwen. Het beschikt over grote hoeveelheden waterstof uit cokesproductie en is van plan om deze te gebruiken als tussenfase op weg naar groene waterstof. Daarom heeft China grote belangstelling voor SOFC technologie. Inmiddels zijn er grootschalige projecten met honderden waterstofbussen. Op 26-28 september vindt in Rugao de eerder genoemde 4e International Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle Conference plaats. Bij deze conferentie zijn vertegenwoordigers van de hele waterstofmobiliteitsketen aanwezig, zowel uit China als internationale spelers.

Gelderland en de provincie Hubei, waar Wuhan de hoofdstad van is, hebben een langlopende zusterrelatie. Wuhan is een van de belangrijkste centra voor waterstoftechnologie. Op 4e International Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle Conference in Rugao van 26-28 september zijn de gehele waterstofketen van China en belangrijke internationale spelers aanwezig. De conferentie focust op waterstofmobiliteit. Het programma zal een combinatie zijn van seminars, matchmaking sessies en site visits. Nederlandse bedrijven kunnen spreektijd krijgen op de conferentie.

Doelgroep & Aanmelden

Deze missie is interessant voor ondernemers, bestuurders, onderzoekers, en kennisinstellingen die actief zijn in de waterstofketen. U heeft ambities richting de Chinese markt, het aantrekken van Chinese kennis en investeringen naar Nederland, of het aangaan van samenwerking. Lees meer over het programma.. Heeft u interesse in deelname? Vul dan het aanmeldformulier in. Heeft u vragen over de missie? Neem dan contact op met Judith van de Bovenkamp (judith.vandebovenkamp@oostnl.nl) voor meer informatie.

Fruit price and consumption – China market potentials for fresh produce

China market potentials for fresh produceAug. 21 – Fruit import to China is growing in great volume right at the start of the season, up to June 2019, fruit imports to China had amounted to approximately 722.1 million U.S. dollars. With the harvested season on the door, fresh produce stack up for freight, Asia Fruit 2019 opens the door to discover China market opportunities, brighten fruit imports to China.

Fruit Overall Price Higher than Last Year in China

The prices of Chinese fruits recently showed a downward trend after continuous growth. China fruit market However, the price is still almost 30% higher than around this time last year. The price of fruit will further drop in the next few months as many production areas begin to supply the Chinese market with large volumes of fruit. Du Juan, data analyst at Yimoutian, explained that in comparison with one month ago the price of fruit recently showed a slight decline. However, the overall price of fruit is still much higher than last year because the production volumes of watermelons, apples, and lychee were much smaller this year and the prices therefore higher. The price of apples is now around 129% higher than last year. The price of watermelons in production areas is 26% higher than last year. The prices of plums, passion fruit, muskmelons, and peaches are all more than 30% higher than last year.

New Zealand Apple Ships to China

Breeze, one of New Zealand’s earliest apple varieties, is very attractive with its red skin and sweet and crisp taste, all thanks to New Zealand’s fertile soil and warm climate. Breeze apples from New Zealand arrive in Hong Kong in February, at a time when most imported apples are not available in China, and its production season can last through to the end of May, conveniently filling the market gap, according to a Chinese fruit company in Shenzhen. Partly due to the fact that this variety is the first apple variety from New Zealand to enter the Chinese market and has attracted high market acceptance and recognition. Looking back at the 2019 season, Breeze apples were very popular among consumers, fetching stable prices and experiencing strong sales growth. As China’s apple production last season was significantly lower, prices soared, creating additional sales space for imported apples including Breeze. In the coming season, production is expected to increase further, and quality is expected to remain stable. A local Chinese fruit company in Shenzhen Yuanxing has been promoting Breeze in wholesale markets and supermarkets for several years. During the upcoming Asia Fruit Logistica on September 4, 2019 in Hong Kong, there will be a promotional campaign conducted for its brand – Breeze’s upcoming 2020 season, by then, welcome to meet at stand 3C-3N20 or 202-203 Conference Hall.

Dutch Pears Exported to China Growing Sizeable

The export of Dutch pears to China is increasing considerably: in the past year by 55 per cent to 2,800 tonnes. The Chinese border has been open to Dutch pears since October 2014. Since the border has been open, pear export grew every year. In the first year (export season 2014/15), 1,054 tonnes were shipped. That amount has now tripled. According to GroentenFruit Huis, the umbrella organization of exporters of fruit and vegetables, the growing pear export to China is thanks to the efforts of the entire supply chain, from grower to packers and exporters. The organisation reports that some exporters are very active in China to let consumers get used to Dutch pears. Smaller sizes – Exporters manage to sell more sizes in China, even smaller pears. Packaging has been adjusted to the specific wishes of Chinese importers. Improvements in transport are leading to an ever-increasing quality of Dutch pears on the supermarket’s shelves; Strict protocol – The export to China follows a strict protocol. Requirements are high and only products of the highest quality gain entrance. Growers are selected to this end; Apple export – Dutch apples haven’t gained entry in China yet. Dutch and Chinese authorities are negotiating about opening the border. Progress is being made, according to GroentenFruit Huis. An audit by Chinese authorities in the Netherlands is expected to take place in September.

Mexico Exporting Bananas to China

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (Sader) announced that banana producers from the states of Colima and Nayarit will be able to export their product to China, like the states of Tabasco, Chiapas, and Veracruz, which had already received authorization from the phytosanitary authorities to carry out these exports. According to data provided by the Agricultural Food and Fisheries Information Service (SIAP), Mexico produces bananas in 16 states in more than 80 thousand hectares. Chiapas generates 30% of the total national production, followed by Tabasco with 26.9%, and Veracruz, with 9.3%. Each year, the country produces more than 2 million tons of bananas worth nearly 7,000 million pesos, as a ton has a commercial value of more than 3,000 pesos, according to a statement from the Ministry of Agriculture. Sader data reveals that Mexico ranked 12th worldwide in banana production, accounting for 2.0% of the global supply in 2017. In a recent meeting with producers and officials of the Ministry of Rural Development (Seder) of the state government, the secretary of the Sader, Victor Villalobos, said that the Mexican government was looking to strengthen the phytosanitary status that will allow exporting fruits and vegetables to international markets. The government is also looking to increase the cultivation of mango, avocado, Persian lime, soursop, jaca, and coffee, and giving them added value.

Fruit Imports To China with China FVF 2019 in September

The 2019 China International Fruit & Vegetable Fair (FVF 2019) is to take place at the Crowne Plaza Beijing Sun Palace from September 9th to 10th, 2019. It is a comprehensive fruit and vegetable trade show held in mainland China. Exhibits of the trade show cover the entire industrial chain of the fruit and vegetable industry, including fresh produce, deep-processed products, technical services, logistics services, and industry services. Buyers attending the event include importers and exporters, wholesale markets, produce distributors at all levels, retail supermarkets, e-commerce platforms, and catering businesses. The China International Fresh Produce Conference will take place within the framework of the trade show. Particularly for those who are fruit and vegetable growers or fresh produce imports/exports businesses try to enter into China market, fruit imports to China is at the right moment with richer chances, there is a List of Chinese Importers for Fruit & Vegetable is available, please contact with DCCC, or email to: info@dccchina.org

Avocado imports to China increases by more than a thousand times

Chinese Importers for Fresh FruitAug. 9 – China only imported 31.8 tons of avocado in 2011, but in 2017 it imported more than 30,000 tons, an increase of more than 1,000 times, according to the Chinese news agency Xinhua. As one of the world’s largest producers and exporters – Camposol believed that “robust growth in the sector in China, from 33,500 tons in 2017 to 46,000 in 2018, is underway.”

Camposol began exporting avocado to China in 2016 and became the largest Peruvian exporter of the fruit to the Asian country. In 2018, the company exported 3,700 tons to China, i.e. 22 percent of the market share in Peru’s production season. The popularity of this fruit is attributed, apart from the acceleration of economic openness, to the rise of the “calorie economy” in the Asian country.

The avocado was a very exotic product for Chinese consumers. “When Mexican avocado initially entered the Chinese market, it did not sell much, and it remained an unknown product for many years,” stated Huang Xianhua, the general manager of Ouheng Import & Export, a company in Zhejiang Province in eastern China. According to Huang, the avocado quickly became popular once it began to be marketed on the Internet and its nutritional value began to be advertised.

As China internationalizes and opens up to the world, consumers try many imported products. “The Chinese, especially the younger generation, are changing their eating habits: from pure Chinese cuisine to the mix of Chinese and Western cuisine,” said Ramirez. “More people are becoming aware of the importance of eating healthy foods,” stated Miao Miao, a nutritionist at Nanjing Maternal and Child Health Hospital.

Chinese consumers are embracing a more nutritional, healthy and exotic fruit and vegetable products in larger numbers, reflected in their spending on fresh produce decisions. Today, China’s health foods market is worth more than US$144.2 billion, according to a related report. With growing numbers of Chinese consumers rising health awareness, taking up a healthier lifestyle, which have played a key role in driving consumers towards imported products, this market presents enormous opportunities for foreign businesses.

Especially for growers, fruit imports/exports, fruit farm investors in fresh produce industry should also watch out for new niche segments, such as avocado, black berry, and cheery, etc. China market demands for more exotic produce, the List of Chinese Importers for Fresh Fruit and Vegetables might help to transform your fresh produce business into tangible assets by connecting you with reliable Chinese importers, guiding you enter into China market with a measurable success; there are almost 1.4 billion consumers in Great China.

China outbound M&A activities recent 5 major deals – investment – New

China outbound M&A activities recent 5 major dealsAug. 7 – China outbound merger and acquisition (M&A) engagements move toward a restriction in the second quarter 2019, in 1H19 there were 114 deals, value USD 20.4bn outbound dealmaking, by far the lowest value since 2011, according to merger market China outbound M&A activities, Chinese investments recent 5 major deals:

Chinese dairy giant Yili acquisitions New Zealand’s Westland

China’s Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Company Limited announced Thursday the completion of the transaction of the acquisition of Westland Co-operative Dairy Company Limited, New Zealand’s second-largest dairy co-operative. Yili Group’s wholly-owned subsidiary Hong Kong Jin Gang Trade Holding Limited and Westland announced the news at an equity transfer ceremony held at Auckland Museum. The event marked the official completion of Yili’s acquisition of Westland….Founded in 1956, Yili Group has developed over the past 60 years to become the largest dairy enterprise in China by market share and in 2018, Yili continued its lead setting a new industry record with revenue of nearly 80 billion Chinese yuan in 2018 (about $11.2 billion), up 10.32 percent from 2017. Yili Group also provides the broadest range of products available in the Chinese market, with more than 100 million Yili products and over 37 billion packs of liquid milk, yoghurt, cold drinks and milk powder enjoyed by consumers every day. Yili has frequently taken the initiative to deepen global industrial cooperation in recent years, and has built a supportive, comprehensive resource, innovation and market system in regions where the dairy industry is highly-developed such as Asia, Europe, America, and Oceania. (Date: 02 Aug 2019)

NetEase acquires stake in Canadian game developer

NetEase Games, the online games division of NetEase Inc, announced on Tuesday that it has acquired a strategic minority stake in Behaviour Interactive Inc, Canada’s largest independent video game developer. Following this investment, Montreal-based Behaviour will continue to operate independently under the leadership of its president and executive producer, Remi Racine. NetEase Games will nominate a director to Behaviour’s Board….”NetEase’s investment validates the reputation for excellence and efficiency we have built in the online games sector over the last 27 years,” said Racine. “As an industry leader in online games,…Privately held Behaviour develops games that turn players’ imagination into reality. The company is the creator of the first globally successful asymmetric multi-player horror game, Dead by Daylight, and the developer of over 250 titles, which have been delighting players on all major platforms since 1992. Looking to boost revenue and add more foreign content to its roster, NetEase has partnered with multiple international companies from The Pokemon Company and Marvel to release new games. (Date:17 Jul 2019)

Huawei announces $3.1b investment plan in Italy

Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei Technologies will invest $3.1 billion over the next three years in Italy, local media reported on Monday. Addressing the press on the sidelines of an exhibition in Milan, Huawei’s Italian unit chief executive Thomas Miao said the investment plan would allow 1,000 new direct jobs in the period 2019-2021, according to Ansa news agency. More specifically, the plan would consist of some $1.2 billion invested in operations and marketing, and $1.9 billion in direct supplies, while $52 million would be added for research and development activities,…Operating in the country since 2004, Huawei now employs some 850 people in Italy, and has inaugurated its new headquarters in Milan earlier this year. In its 15-year activity, it has opened four innovations centers in cooperation with Italian ICT operators and a Joint Innovation Center for Smart & Safe City in cooperation with the regional government of Sardinia and its Center for Advanced Studies, Research, and Development (CRS4). Huawei is the largest of five global companies currently selling 5G equipment and systems, the others being Chinese ZTE, Finnish Nokia, Swedish Ericsson, and South Korean’s Samsung. (Date: 18 Jul 2019)

Export bank, Italy’s UniCredit sign pact to boost cooperation

Italian commercial bank UniCredit signed a memorandum of understanding with the Export-Import Bank of China on Wednesday in the hope of strengthening cooperation between Chinese, Italian and Central Eastern Europe (CEE) companies. The MOU, which was signed in Milan, will support trade between China and UniCredit’s core markets in the areas of mechanical and electronic products, high and cutting-edge technology products, energy and raw materials. With this MOU, energy and infrastructure projects will also be developed in China, Italy and CEE. It will also facilitate cooperation regarding finance, global transaction banking, debt capital markets, global markets and financial advisory….The Export-Import Bank of China is a State-funded and State-owned policy bank with the status of an independent legal entity. It is under the direct leadership of the State Council and dedicated to supporting China’s foreign trade, investment and international economic cooperation. (Date: 16 Jul 2019)

Chinese company buys UK school network

Guangdong-based education company Bright Scholar has purchased United Kingdom-headquartered international school network CATS Colleges for 150 million pounds ($187.6 million), in the latest of a string of UK education acquisitions by Chinese buyers. Bright Scholar, a major operator of international and bilingual K-12 schools in China, called the deal a significant acceleration in the expansion of its overseas portfolio. Bright Scholar has already bought three other UK schools over the last year….Chinese company JiaYi Education purchased Devon-based nursery group Bambinos in 2018, and announced plans to open British-style preschools in China and acquire further childcare centers in the UK. In 2017, Chinese investors Largreen Education partnered with UK company British Early Education to open an international kindergarten in Yixing, Jiangsu province. Beyond acquisitions, China has stepped up exchange agreements with British schools to boost bilingual learning. The Shenzhen Education Bureau recently selected East Anglian state-funded academy Reepham High School and College as a partner for an educational exchange. (Date:12 Jul 2019)

Carrefour selling 80% equity interest to Suning.com

French retailing giant Carrefour Group announced on Sunday it had agreed to sell 80 percent equity interest in Carrefour China to the leading Chinese retailer Suning.com for 4.8 billion yuan ($698.8 million) in cash. The transaction, which will be paid in cash, values Carrefour China at an enterprise value of $1.59 billion. The transaction values 100 percent of Carrefour China at an equity value of 6 billion yuan ($873.5 million) . The purchase price for the acquisition of 80 percent of Carrefour China shares is 4.8 billion yuan….The move is the second-largest deal since Suning acquired Wanda Department store early this year. For Carrefour, which had previously withdrawn from a number of Asia countries, Yu said, the deal is part of its efforts to focus on its stronghold in Europe. Suning.com operates a network of over 8,881 stores in more than 700 cities and runs the country’s 3rd largest business-to-consumer e-commerce platform. Closing the transaction is subject to approval by Chinese competition authorities and other customary conditions, and is expected by the end of 2019. (Date: 25 Jun 2019) [Regions & Countries: China & France. Industries: Lifestyle & Consumer Goods]

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Fruit juice in China – smoothie brands and distribution with Chinese importers

fruit-juice-in-china-chinese-importersAug. 5 – Fruit juice in China market are mainly dominated by juice mixtures, smoothies & orange juice. The Chinese market of fruit and vegetable juices is very competitive. As forecasts indicates that in general there are coconut and other plant water booms; and HPP juice on the rise. According to Juices – China, revenue in the Juices segment amounts to US$4,639m in 2019.

Fruit Juice Market Size in China

Fruit Juice China market opens wider than ever nowadays, Fruit Juice imports to China exceeded exports in many different categories of products. Among others, food and drink classification stands out in all categories regarding imported products in China which is not surprising that given the size of the China market and its growing middle class, with almost 1.4 billion population, China’s unprecedented trade and industry progress has transformed the country into a global driving force. So far, imported food and drinks bear a better reputation regarding quality and safety in China. There are various imported juice in China, the top 5 indications of juice beverages China market showed that soft drinks records another year of growth; Health awareness is widely seen in many categories; Local players perform better than multinationals; Chilled products on the rise; and Lighter products will receive more attention, according to a related report juice in China, revenue in the Juices segment amounts to US$4,639m in 2019. The market is expected to grow annually by 4.4% (CAGR 2019-2023). The market’s largest segment is the segment Other Juice, Juice Mixtures & Smoothies with a market volume of US$2,959m in 2019. In global comparison, most revenue is generated in United States (US$22,467m in 2019).

Uptake Fruit Juices in China is Increasing Every Year

With fruit juice China market, in any categories regarding China imports of fruit juices, no matter it’s fresh orange juice (NFC), fresh apple juice (NFC), fresh pineapple juice (NFC) or pineapple juice concentrate , according to a related China fruit juice market report that China’s consumption of imported fresh orange juice has increased by 46% in recent year, the country Cyprus is the top supplier of various fruit juices to China, other countries with the larger volumes of exports of fruit juices to China during the last five years were included the UK, Greece, Israel , Spain, Netherlands and the Mediterranean producer’s, and all those countries fruit juices exports to China have increased substantially year on year. There is a noticeable trend with fruit juices in China that HPP Juice on the Rise in China, HPP (High Pressure Processing) plays a significant role nowadays in the juice sector. HPP is a processing step that extends shelf life and eradicates at least 99.999% of the microorganisms in juice. According to beverage nutrition experts, HPP is a great option not only for keeping fresh flavor of juices and smoothies, but also nutritional and functional properties of the product remain intact. With the growing healthier consumption habits and demand for more natural beverages, HPP juice on the rise in China that Juices – China statistics showed that domestic uptake of juice in China is increasing every year. In relation to total population figures, per person revenues of US$3.22 are generated in 2019; the average per capita consumption stands at 1.5 L in 2019.

Fresh Fruit Juice main Countries Supplying China

China’s Imports of fresh fruit juices from countries worldwide has been steadily increasing in recent years. As juice market in China has become both broad and mature, the initial key players have a full rein position. Accordingly, all sorts of business strategies have been practiced to win over market share. From importing new fruit juice product launches in the last year, to setting up premium brands to compete with the emerging of local brands, with a better understanding of traditional Chinese culture, the market share of smoothies in the 100% juice sector; new fruit juice product launches in the last year. Importing & distribution for fruit juice and vegetable juice to China get on the way, there have been various fresh juices imported to China with Chinese importers in recent years, according to China Customs & Fruit Juice Focus reports, main countries supplying China:

  • China imports/Chinese Importers of fresh orange juice (NFC), Cyprus has been the largest exporter of fresh orange juice to China in recent years, other countries include Spain, United Kingdom, Thailand , Greece, United States of America, Italy, Austria and Mexico all showed an increase in exports to China, which in total delivered 89% of China’s imports during 2016. Notable increases include the United Kingdom (UK) which has shown a major uplift in volume shipped to China of 310% for the period.
  • China imports/Chinese Importers of fresh apple juice (NFC). Main countries supplying China of fresh apple juice (NFC), among others, Cyprus occupied the top position, which is by far the biggest exporter of fresh apple juice to the Chinese market with a 46% share of the world’s exports to China. within Europe, The UK also increased by a significant 94% in 2016 up; Greece and Spain continue to grow their exports into this market with increases of 94% and 79% respectively. China’s Imports of fresh apple juice from countries worldwide has been steadily increasing.
  • China imports/Chinese Importers of fresh pineapple juice (NFC). Statistics showed that during the last five years main countries supplying China of fresh pineapple juice (NFC), the top supplier to China is the country Cyprus with the largest volumes and notable increase of exports to China. By comparison with suppliers, Cyprus is by far the biggest trader with China in fresh pineapple juice; Cyprus plays a significant role in China imports of fresh pineapple juice (NFC). In addition, the other European furthermost steady supplier fresh pineapple juices to China in the past five years were the UK, Italy. Other related countries included Thailand and Costa Rica; those major suppliers fresh pineapple juice (NFC) to China contributed a substantial proportion of total fresh pineapple juice (NFC) import to China.
  • China imports/Chinese Importers of orange juice concentrate (FCOJ). There were two main countries supplying and made a major contribution in China imports of orange juice concentrate (FCOJ). Brazil is the top supplier of orange juice concentrate (FCOJ) to China in the past five years. Then came to Israel which supplied a certain percentage of China imports of orange juice concentrate (FCOJ) for the same period. Within European countries, such as Spain, Greece, Italy. The Netherlands has remained as one of the most consistent supplier of orange juice concentrate (FCOJ) to China in the past five years.
  • Chinese Importers/Imports of pineapple juice concentrate into China. There were several countries supplying China of pineapple juice concentrate, but only two main countries supplying China and contributed the most, namely Thailand and Indonesia. Thailand supplies major percentage of China’s consumption of imported pineapple juice concentrate in the past years. Indonesia was the significant competitor in the market during certain period.

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Pork prices keep arising new high in China | Pork imports to China expanding

with Chinese pork importers Pork products import to China expanding Jul. 19 – Pork price in China keeps on arising, the average wholesale price of pork climbed 29.8 percent year on year to 21.59 yuan per kg in June, data from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs this week. Chinese consumer spending on pork was around 150.6 billion U.S. dollars in 2019; it will arise to 161.4 billion U.S. dollars in 2020, data from depicts the retail sales value of pork products in China.

Pork Price in China Keeps on Arising High

The price of pork in China clings to new high. The average wholesale price of pork climbed 29.3 percent year-on-year to 20.63 yuan (about 3 U.S. dollars) per kg in May; China’s pork prices continued to rise in June and the tightness of pork supply are predicted to be intensified in the second half of the year. The average wholesale price of pork climbed 29.8 percent year on year to 21.59 yuan (about 3 U.S. dollars) per kg in June, data from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs showed this week. The price of pork, staple meat in China, persisted high in the first half of the year due to tightened supply. As the recovery of hog production capacity still needs time, the upward pressure on pork prices is still very heavy. China’s hog stock declined by over 20% year-on-year last month due to multiple factors including the infectious animal disease and higher costs of pig breeding, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA)

Pork Supply in China Continues in Heavier Shortage

Since the first case of African swine fever in August 2018 in China, the Chinese government related authority – the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) takes stronger measures to stabilize pork supplies. Among others, the important supporting policy included that local governments will award incentives to major hog producing counties and allowances for African swine fever control efforts in a bid to revitalize pig farming. China produced 24.7 million tonnes of pork in the first six months of 2019, down 5.5% from a year earlier, according to figures from the National Bureau of Statistics. As hog production has been continuously declining, the pressure on pork supply has become heavier in recent months, leading to rises in the prices of beef, mutton, chicken and eggs.

Pork Products Import to China Expanding

In order to stabilize meat supply in China market, at this moment, to increase of pork import to China is one of the options. As pork, among other, is one of the most widely eaten meat in China, The country butcheries almost 700 million pigs a year, that number can’t be delivered at this moment and not foreseeable future either due the African swine fever. It is not surprising that China increase pork meat import, the volume of import keeps on amounting, according to customs data showed China pork imports jump up 24% in April from the same month a year earlier, at the same time, China imported 136,517 tonnes of pork in April. While China pork prices stand to keep rising in the second half, in order to stable meat supply, China expanded its imports of pork products. With almost 1.4 billion Chinese populations, and as the world’s top consumer of the meat, the country kept up on concerns of a coming up shortage. China’s pork meat supply shortage is now impacting the global pork industry. China market contains enormous pork import potentials by far. Given the size of the market and its growing middle class, China’s record economic growth has changed the country into a global purchasing house. For those pork meat producers and suppliers, China market provides an unique chance for meat imports and with Chinese pork meat Importers, The List of Chinese Importers for Meats Products is available upon request, please contact with DCCC, or email to: info@dccchina.org