China iron ore production and demand | iron ore Chinese importers

iron ore Chinese importersMay 11 – As the biggest iron ore importing country, China imported over one billion metric tons of iron ore to meet its demand in recent years. According to 2018 digit indicates, China was by far the country importing the largest amount of iron ore, accounting for an approximate amount of 1064.56 million metric tons.

China Iron Ore Production

Iron ore refers to the minerals and rocks from which metallic iron is economically viable to extract. Pig iron, which is one of the raw materials used in steel production, is derived from iron ore. China’s extraordinary economic progress and technological advances have altered the country into a global purchasing powerhouse. Given the size of the market and its growing economic position, China’s iron ore demand and imports are now impacting the global iron ore industry. China’s iron ore production is forecast by 3% to 78.2 Mt in 2020 which to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 1.1% between 2020 and 2024 to reach 81.6 Mt., according to data and analytics. At present, due to the impact of Covid-19, China’s iron ore production declined by 4.6% year-on-year, there are several mine plants temporarily stop the production activities. The iron ore shipments were delayed which related to the transportation lockdown. For several years, China remains the biggest iron ore importing country which related to iron ore production in China has sharply cutback. China imported over one billion metric tons of iron ore to meet its demand. However, according to statista, despite iron ore production cutbacks in China and plummeting prices, the price of steel which is made from iron ore appears stable in the future and China remained the world’s largest crude steel producer. Among the top twenty steelmakers worldwide, ten are from China. Globally speaking, based on the production of usable iron ore, Australia and Brazil are some of the largest producers in the world. In 2018, Australia produced an estimated 900 million metric tons of iron ore, while Brazil’s production came to an estimated 490 million metric tons.

Iron Ore Demand in China

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, China’s iron ore imports rose by 1.5% year on year to 176.84 million tonnes in January-February 2020. As of April 9, imported iron ore inventories at major ports were 113.24 million tons, the country’s General Administration for Customs said. Industry experts believed was a reflection of domestic market demand and supply, but was also shaped by non-market factors such as pricing mechanisms. In recent years, the jump in iron ore imports fueled by strong demand at steel mills and infrastructure sector, helping to boost iron ore imports, facilitating China’s iron ore imports rise higher level, the Iron ore imports data showed: China imported a total amount of approximately 1.069 bln T vs 1.064 bln T in 2018; Dec imports 101.3 mln T vs 90.65 mln T Nov; Iron ore imports 176.84 mln T in January-February 2020. Main countries supplying China with Iron ores and concentrates, including roasted iron pyrites (HS customs classification number: 2601) are Australia, Brazil, South Africa, India and Iran. In addition, China imports from the UK increased significantly since 2017. Statistics showed Australia is China’s biggest supplier of iron ore, accounting for around 69.8 percent of the total iron ore import tonnage to China.

Prices for Imported Iron Ore Kept Rising

The start of 2020 saw slumps in steel prices but fluctuations in imported iron ore prices at high levels, China purchases from non-mainstream suppliers increased amid soaring iron ore prices, according to industry analyst, noting smaller mines in Brazil and Australia and countries including South Africa and India increased shipments. China imported 262.73 million metric tons of iron ore in the first quarter 2020, up 1.3 percent year-on-year, at an average of $90.59 per ton, up 11.7 percent in terms of price, according to official data from the General Administration of Customs. Prices for imported iron ore kept increasing since early April after a slump at the end of March 2020, before fluctuating in recent times. The date indicated that CISA’s imported iron ore price index hit 333.77 on March 13 before sliding to 307.22 at the end of the month. It then gradually increased to 314.96 on April 20, 2020

Top Countries Exporting Iron Ore to China

Iron is one of key materials used in numerous manufacturing industries, and iron is the most largely used metal worldwide due to its nature and function. It is predominantly put to use by several key industries, such as the construction, engineering, automotive, and machinery sector, often as the main ingredient in steel. Thus, the supply of iron ore is an important factor for the country’s economy. Main countries supplying China, HS2601-Iron ores and concentrates, incl. roasted iron pyrites, based on the value (USD millions) of iron ore imported to China in 2018, among others, Australia (45,209 million USD) and Brazil (18,167 million USD) are the largest suppliers. South Africa (3,202 million USD); India (1,208 million USD) and Iran (1,115 million USD). The related statistic shows the distribution of top iron ore importing countries in 2018. In that year, China was by far the country importing the largest amount of iron ore, accounting for an approximate amount of 1064.56 million metric tons.

Chinese Importers for Iron Ore

China is the top importer of iron ore, if you’re in the iron ore industry, it is important to discover the latest market opportunities in China and find exporting growth for the iron ores and concentrates; incl. roasted iron pyrites, HS: 2601 with Chinese importers. Our List of Chinese importers is handy, practical and effective, will save you time and money while empowering you to make informed, profitable decisions. Chinese importers’ list is produced by DCCC – the organization assists foreign companies to connect with reliable Chinese importers. See all Chinese Importers’ List with various products now on dccchina.org! China is leading iron ore importing. For international iron ore producers, Iron ores imports/exports businesses, iron ore production companies search for the market opportunities in China; the List of Chinese Importers/Distributors for Iron Ore Products in China is available. For further information, please email info@dccchina.org.

iron ore mining in China from January 2019 to February 2020

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Pork imports into China flowed 2m tonnes | pork sales’ value high

Pork Sales’ Value Reached Highest in China 2020Apr. 17 – Pork occupied the most dominate position among all meat products in China market. Pork sales lead the meat sale, and pork sales accounted for the highest value in the Chinese meat market. Among all the types of meat, pork makes up 80% of the market, followed by poultry, beef. It is expected, however, that the Chinese beef and veal meat market will witness a rising demand, according China market insider.

Chinese are Consuming more Meat Than Ever

The meat market in China is the second largest sector in the country’s retail food market, after the fresh produce vegetables sector. Traditionally, China’s meat of choice is pork, although recently there has been growth in more diverse meats. Given the size of the Chinese market and its 1.4 billion population, China’s influence is now impacting the global meat industry. China’s role in the global meat market is important, not only China is now the world’s largest producer, consumer, and importer of meat. In 2019, the country consumed around 28 percent of the global meat supply, which accounts for 73 percent of the Asia-Pacific meat market value. Pork sales accounted for the highest value in the Chinese meat market. In the same year, the monthly import of meat products in China reached 1 billion U.S. dollars, with Brazil being the leading meat supplier whereas imports from the EU countries including Netherlands, Spain, and Germany growing the fastest.

China Imports 2m Tonnes of Pork in 2019

China continually keeps importing meat from foreign countries in recent years, particularly pork. With domestic meat production constrained by limited land and water reserves. In the first 9 months of 2019, China’s frozen beef imports showed a y-o-y growth by 48.3%, while poultry imports increased by 46.1%. China’s rising import needs had also lead to an influx of foreign direct investment in China’s meat market, and food inflation in China has now reached an all-time high. China imported nearly 2 million tonnes of pork in 2019, according to the Ministry of Commerce (MOC). The pork import surged 67 percent from 2018, said Ren Hongbin, an official with the MOC at a press conference. The import has provided strong support for stabilizing the domestic market and meeting people’s consumption demand, Ren said. Pork prices in China have soared as the African swine fever battered the country’s pork industry, driving up consumer inflation. Prices began to stabilize after the country rolled out multiple measures, such as increasing subsidies to restore hog production, releasing frozen pork reserves and expanding imports. In 2019, China imported meat products totaling 4.82 million tonnes, up 58 percent year on year, according to Ren.

Pork Sales’ Value Reached Highest in China 2020

Pork sales accounted for the highest value in the Chinese meat market. China will continue to import a significant amount of meat from foreign markets.In 2011, Chinese consumer expenditure on pork was around 90.6 billion U.S. dollars. Retail sales value of pork products in China acclimated to 150.67 billion U.S. dollars in 2019, and stretch to 161.45 in billion U.S. dollars in 2020, according to Statista 2020. China imports more US farm products. In the first quarter, the country’s imports of US agricultural products amounted to 35.56 billion yuan (US$5.04 billion), an increase of 1.1 times on a yearly basis, customs data showed. Specifically, soybean imports rose two-fold to 7.81 million metric tonnes, pork imports by more than six-fold to 168,000 tonnes and cotton imports by 43.5 per cent to 124,000 tonnes, according to the data. Since China cut tariffs on 859 consumer goods including frozen pork from 1 January 2020, it is, therefore, easier for foreign meat suppliers to reach the meat market in China, a $209 billion market. Indeed, many multinational manufacturers have voiced their interests in establishing a local production system and new deals to be made in the profitable Chinese meat market, where imported goods and organic products are increasingly in demand. Lower entrance barriers, ever-growing demands of the population, and China’s rising import demand will benefit more foreign meat suppliers in the future. Particularly for pork producers, slaughterhouse, imports/exports companies would like discover China market opportunities, to export your pork meat products to China, The List of Chinese Importers/Distributors for (Chilled or Frozen) Pork Meat Products is available upon request. Please contact DCCC or email to: info@dccchina.org

Nederland handel met China: 2020 Importcijfers | Nieuwsbericht | DCCC

Nederland handel met China | Importcijfers februari 2020 | Nieuwsbericht | DCCCApr. 15 –  Nederland importeerde voor 3,1 miljard euro aan goederen uit China in februari 2020;  6% minder dan een jaar eerder. Dit meldt het CBS van Nederland handel met China in februari. China nam na het coronavirus in januari ingrijpende maatregelen. Productie, en daarmee de export, nam sterk af. De sterke terugval van de export van China is nog niet volledig terug te zien in de importcijfers van Nederland.

Nederlandse goederenimport uit China ruim 39 miljard euro

In 2018 importeerde Nederland voor 39,2 miljard euro aan goederen uit China, waarvan twee derde weer naar andere landen werd geëxporteerd. Bedrijven voeren uit China relatief vaak hightechproducten in die ze verder verwerken. Dit meldt het CBS in de publicatie “De Nederlandse importafhankelijkheid van China, Rusland en de VS”. De goedereninvoer uit China groeide de laatste drie decennia veel harder dan de totale goedereninvoer. Het aandeel van goederen uit China in de import steeg van 0,5 procent in 1988 naar 8,9 procent in 2018. De laatste jaren schommelde dit aandeel tussen 8 en 9 procent.

Nederland toegangspoort naar Europese markten

Van de 39,2 miljard euro aan goederen die Nederland in 2018 uit China importeerde, was 26,3 miljard euro bestemd voor wederuitvoer en bijna 12,9 miljard euro voor de Nederlandse markt. Ongeveer twee derde van de uit China geïmporteerde goederen verliet Nederland in vrijwel onbewerkte staat. De goedereninvoer uit China bestemd voor de Nederlandse markt bestond voor 7,6 miljard euro aan directe invoer als input voor de productie van goederen en diensten door bedrijven in Nederland (intermediair verbruik). De andere 5,2 miljard euro betrof invoer van eindproducten voor finale bestedingen. Het gaat hierbij bijvoorbeeld om bestedingen aan consumptiegoederen zoals speelgoed, of aan kapitaalgoederen zoals machines.

Relatief veel import van hightechgoederen

De 7,6 miljard euro aan Chinese invoer voor verbruik in productieprocessen in Nederland kan worden uitgesplitst naar technologische intensiteit. Hightechgoederen, zoals laptops, tablets, en telefoons, zijn goed voor 28 procent. Dat is een hoog aandeel, in de totale invoer vanuit de hele wereld voor verbruik in productieprocessen is het 9 procent. Mediumhightechgoederen hadden het grootste aandeel in de invoer uit China voor verdere verwerking met 34 procent (wereldwijd 26 procent). De voornaamste ingevoerde mediumhightechproducten uit China zijn ledlampen, lithium-ion-batterijen (vooral gebruikt in consumentenelektronica en elektrische auto’s) en telefoonladers.

Meeste import voor verdere verwerking uit China naar industrie

Van de bedrijfstakken importeert de industrie het grootste deel van de invoer voor verdere verwerking uit China. In 2018 importeerden industriële bedrijven voor 4,2 miljard euro aan goederen uit China voor verdere verwerking, dat is 55 procent van de totale intermediaire invoer uit China. In relatieve zin importeerde de IT- en informatiedienstverlening het meest uit China, 36 procent van de totale import van deze bedrijfstak was afkomstig uit China. Deze invoer bestond met name uit computers en computeronderdelen. Ook de telecomsector importeerde relatief veel uit China met een aandeel van 19 procent in de import. De voornaamste importen uit China van deze bedrijfstak bestonden uit telefoons. De bouw was de grootste niet-industriële afnemer van Chinese goederen. Bouwbedrijven importeerden in 2018 voor meer dan 1 miljard euro aan goederen uit China, 14 procent van de totale intermediaire invoer uit China. De belangrijkste ingevoerde producten waren verlichtingstoestellen, transformators, computers en ledlampen.

Merendeel import voor verdere verwerking bestemd voor export

Van de import van intermediaire goederen uit China wordt 45 procent verwerkt tot producten van eigen makelij en diensten die uiteindelijk geconsumeerd worden binnen Nederland. Dat betekent dat meer dan de helft van de uit China geïmporteerde goederen voor intermediair gebruik uiteindelijk verwerkt wordt tot goederen en diensten voor de export. In 2018 werd voor 2,8 miljard euro aan goederen uit China geïmporteerd die vervolgens werden verwerkt voor de export. Het merendeel van die import bestond uit machines, apparaten en onderdelen. In 2018 was voor bijna 2 miljard euro aan import van zulke producten nodig om de buitenlandse markt te bedienen. Het tweede belangrijkste importproduct uit China dat wordt gebruikt om exportproducten te maken betreft organische chemische producten, gevolgd door kunststoffen.

Goederenimport uit China, waarde (% verandering t.o.v. een jaar eerder)

Goederenimport uit China, waarde (euro)

Imported oranges heading Chinese market again – fruit import to China

Fruit Import to China with Chinese importersMar. 31 – Fruit imports to China is actively back on the way, according to freshplaza, China domestic sales are gradually recovering after the corona virus under control. The Chinese fruit import trade is warming up again as well. The overall import volume of fruit is gradually growing. However, outside of China many countries are still affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has a serious impact on import trade.

At present, the imported orange in particular received a warm welcome among Chinese consumers in China, according to China fruit market insider and fruit trader analysis. The market conditions of domestic oranges therefore have only a limited impact on the sales conditions of our import oranges. Furthermore, there are different consumer groups and they have varied requirements for their fruit, which is another reason why domestic oranges do not compete with import oranges.”

Chinese importers are taking a risk doing business in this industry. The concrete impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the market is not yet clear. However, when the pandemic is brought under control, market demand will undoubtedly recover. Chinese consumers have a growing demand for imported agricultural products. The import of high-quality products is therefore extremely important. The Chinese fruit importers strictly manage the selection process of import fruit to guarantee the highest product quality for Chinese customers. In general, the taste and nutritional value of imported oranges are quite divergences due to the length of exposure to the weather condition. Most Chinese fruit Importers prefer to import quality fruits from the better weather condition zones and counties, the goal are to bring added value to the demanding Chinese consumers.

Some of Chinese fruits importers or fruit importing firms are not only engaged on foreign fruit import, but also busy with fruit sale businesses and fruit distribution activities, mainly through wholesale markets and in supermarkets, some Chinese importing firm build up well connected distribution channels across the country, the capacity to import quality and unique foreign fruit are quite impressive, and the volume of imported fruit produce are arising year by year. China market contains almost 1.42 billion populations, the capacity for importing fruit and fresh produce are enormous. China’s unprecedented economic growth, market influence and technological advances have altered the country into a global purchasing powerhouse. China imports all sorts consumer goods, especially food and drink segment China imports growing larger ever then before, Given the size of the Chinese market and its growing middle class, China’s imports influence is now impacting the global consumer goods industry. With China market condition at this moment, Chinese importers for foreign fruit produces hope to find new business partners in both sides: China and global, to further enlarge the China domestic market, to expand imports of value added quality fruit variety. the List of Chinese Importers for Fruits Fresh Produce helped usher more interest and demand of Chinese importers’ role in the foreign fruit imports businesses to China.

Skincare and cosmetics | market opportunities with Chinese importers

Chinese importers for skincare and cosmeticsMar. 27 – Skincare and cosmetics Chinese importers presents a range of facts and statistics on the cosmetics market opportunities in China, according to statista, skincare China: Revenue in the Cosmetics segment amounts to US$14182.9m in 2020. The market is expected to grow annually by 9.6% (CAGR 2020-2023).

Skincare and Cosmetics in China

Skincare and Cosmetics are not well defined since those products are became more complicated for beauty and skincare, and popular relatively nowadays in China. There are skincare products with cosmetic features, some of the products commonly referred to as “personal care products” are cosmetics, for example, skin moisturizers, perfumes, lipsticks, fingernail polishes, eye and facial makeup preparations, shampoos, permanent waves, hair colours, toothpastes, and deodorants, etc., As experts indicate that skincare is way more important than makeup. It is indeed the case with China which skincare exists long before cosmetics, the sales of skincare products are far frequent and higher percentage than popular cosmetics. Although most skincare products are not high priced than cosmetics, but frequently sale rate is skincare products, with almost 1.4 billion Chinese populations, skincare products have more average demand than cosmetics. Skincare comes to the first; beauty is secondary with Chinese situation in general. Skincare products raise demand among older Chinese, and cosmetics popular among the younger.

Skincare and Cosmetics Market Opportunities in China

The quality of skincare and cosmetic products are important for the Chinese consumers nowadays, imported skincare and cosmetics products are still have vast attraction among enthusiastic customers in local China, the sales are keeping raising, imported premium skincare and cosmetic products are the symbol for higher quality and stands for value and worth in return. Today, in China the skincare segment signifies a predominantly great share of the cosmetic market (50%), and skincare products are going to a period of sophistication for details, in which Chinese consumers demand for advanced quality that bring higher value, sophisticated features are under the eye-catching and searched in counters which gain more attraction and promote more sales, and Chinese customers are willing to purchase higher quality products with sophisticated features for higher price and high value in return.

Chinese Importers for Skincare and Cosmetic Products

China’s new lifestyle trends boost skincare and cosmetic products Import from its Western origins. Chinese consumers are embracing a more healthy skincare lifestyle in greater numbers, reflected in their spending habits are moving beyond consumer products. Importers in China’s skincare and cosmetics segments also watch out for new niche products. Today, with growing numbers of Chinese consumers embracing a more active and healthy lifestyle, demand for skincare and cosmetics with sophisticated features are claiming to higher level, reaching to men skincare and cosmetic section. China market presents massive potentials for foreign products enter into the country’s locals in various levels. For global or local skincare and cosmetics producers, skincare exports, cosmetics businesses attempt to search for market opportunities in China, now, it is right time to enter into China, to profit from its know-how competence, knowledge and proficiency. DCCC provides you with practical solution to connect with Chinese importers, the List of Chinese Importers for Skincare and Cosmetic Products available upon request, Please contact DCCC- the organization assists foreign companies to connect with reliable Chinese importers, distributors for Consumers Goods. Email info@dccchina.org

Soft drink China market 2020 | Chinese importers for soft beverages

List of Chinese Imports for Soft DrinksMar. 5 – China market for soft drinks mainly focus on Bottled water, fruit and vegetable juices and protein drinks, according to statista, China: Revenue in the Soft Drinks segment in 2020 amounts to US$39330m. The market is expected to grow annually by 8.7% (CAGR 2020-2023). China has one of the biggest bottled water markets in the world, and it is expected to reach 49 million tons of total annual consumption by 2020.

China is One of the Top Global Markets for Soft Drinks

The Chinese market for typical soft drinks focus on bottled mineral water, fruit and vegetable juices and popular protein drinks. Water is basic daily drink, and tea is next to water the most enjoyed classic beverages in China. More than two-thirds of the Chinese people drink tea daily. Soft Drinks in China enjoying higher growth rates driven by a shift in volume consumption away from high-sugar beverages towards healthier options. China is one of the top global markets for soft drinks. The market segment Soft Drinks covers all types of water-based Non-Alcoholic Drinks with added sugar. This includes Carbonated Soft Drinks like cola, lemonade and energy and sports drinks on the one hand, and Non-Carbonated Soft Drinks like fruit nectars, fruit juice drinks, flavored water and ready-to-drink (RTD) tea and coffee on the other. While Carbonated Soft Drinks have been on the wane for quite some time now as health-oriented consumers shift to low-sugar diets, smaller segments of Non-Carbonated Drinks like RTD tea and coffee especially have taken up some of this slack. The most important brand manufacturers in the Soft Drinks category are the Coca-Cola Corporation, PepsiCo, Suntory, Red Bull and Keurig Dr Pepper, those key brands Soft Drinks are all present in the Chinese market.

Soft Drinks is One of Top Drinks in China

Beverages with alcohol content of less than 0.5% are categorized as soft drink in China. In addition to bottled water, other beverages such as soda drinks, carbonated beverages, fruit and vegetable beverages, tea, coffee beverages, milk, etc. are all the most valued and appreciated top drinks among Chinese consumers. Mineral Water – China has one of the biggest bottled mineral water markets in the world, and Chinese consumers shakeup bottled water consumption, it is expected to reach 49 million tons of total annual consumption in 2020, according to a related China report. Tea nowadays, the most sound classic basic drinks in China also experienced changes, from the selection of tea ingredients, to achieve the ideal results of tea tastes, then to health benefit, various newly designed style tea drinks are growing attraction, such as: bottled tea, (probably, from bottled water get inspiration), milk tea, fruits tea, etc., tea drinks are undergoing a moderation process in China with creativity and , benefit health is the main focus of creativity with tea beverage products. There are teas drinks are made by pure tea, fresh milk and mixed with various fruits. They pay more attention to the quality and drinking result toward benefit health. Coffee originally is not Chinese thing of drink. But globalization makes sense for many changes took places in China. Chinese people starts to sip coffee is one of obvious phenomenal changes with soft drinks in China. There are such as Starbucks and Costa Coffee, even bottled espresso, convenience store coffee and Luckin coffee, are all left the horizon and up on the higher rise. coffee culture is progressively growing within the social context in China with the meaning of European ideals for socializing, entertaining, partying, meet people and hang out with friends and co-workers keeping contact. Fruit Juice – with Fruit Juice category, among others, orange juice is the largest category of the fruit juice market in China. Pure juice is the growth point of juice consumption in China. The trend of soft drinks consumption has been shifting in China, there is a clearer tendency toward healthy and keeps fit, and growing care over the quality related ingredients, prefer natural, organic and green. Chinese consumers have progressively attention and high requirements for drinks; ‘healthy, natural and functional’ fruit juice is the trend of consumption.

Quality Soft Drinks Import to China Continually By Chinese Importers

Soft drinks occupy a key position among all beverages in China, the China soft drinks market is growing bigger, with growing numbers of Chinese consumers embracing a more active and healthy lifestyle, quality soft drinks is still imported to China by Chinese importers. With value added of soft drinks changing on the way, more natural ingredient, more carbon-based, pure organic juices to benefit health contains a great market future. The soft drink segment encompasses Carbonated Soft Drinks like lemonades, cola-beverages or energy and sports drinks as well as Non-Carbonated Soft Drinks like Ready-to-Drink teas or nectars. The total market value is expected to reach more than US$835 billion by 2023 with Non-Carbonated. Soft drinks occupy a key position among all beverages in China, the market for soft drinks or non-alcoholic drinks is structured into retail sales for at home /out-of-home consumption that covers all retail sales via super- and hypermarkets, convenience stores or similar sales channels. Including HORECA encompasses all sales to hotels, restaurants, catering, cafés, bars and similar hospitality service establishments.

Today, the country’s soft beverages segment amounts to US$39330m in 2020. Parallel to this growth is one of the biggest bottled water markets in the world; China’s rapidly expanding bottled water market, which is projected to hit 49 million tons of total annual consumption in 2020, according to statista. Currently, quality soft drinks are still imported to China by Chinese importers. For soft beverages producers, soft drinks imports/exports companies attempt to seek China market opportunities, DCCC provides the List of Chinese Importers for Soft Beverages Products available, for further information. Please contact DCCC- the organization assists foreign companies to connect with reliable Chinese importers, distributors for Consumers Goods, Food-Beverages. Email info@dccchina.org or visit https://www.dccchina.org

Chinese investors and investment firms from China (1st edition) 2020

Chinese investors and investment firms from China (1st edition) 2020 Feb. 21 – Chinese private investors are still a dominant force in China outbound deals, and China’s investment firms have become the initiators in the newest top 3 acquisitions in terms of volume. However, previous elements of Global M&A activity further impact deal making in 2020. Here are the highlights of M&A tendencies and recent top 3 Chinese investors, investment firms from China.

M&A Indication Highlights

M&A previous elements further impact deal making in 2020, according to analysis Merger market Global & Regional M&A Report indication. Global M&A activity slows down in 2019 – Global M&A activity was down 6.9%, and deal making decelerated significantly in the latter part of 2019, with 2H19 recording a 24.2% fall in value versus the first half. Here are the 5 highlights:

  • China’s M&A deal is dwindling – China and Hong Kong M&A global share shrinks to 8.8%, with deal value down 27.7%;
  • M&A Deals’ value getting larger & grander – Average deal size at USD 389m, the second highest on Merger market record;
  • Private Equity’s march continues unabated – Boom in take-private deals totals USD 158.3bn in 2019;
  • The US in turn takes the lion’s share – US activity dips in 2H19 but retains 47.2% of global M&A on the back of domestic consolidation;
  • The Europeans go on a journey for meaningful deals – European M&A activity has suffered from a lack of big ticket deals in 2019, which is predicted to linger into 2020.

Top 3 China Outward Investment Deals (new)

Several meaningful new China Outward M&A deals recently, main target dominant sectors focused on media, mining, energy and construction, mining occupied the key position among leading target dominant sectors, there were two top China outward deals sealed in the sector of mining within the month of December, 2019. The Chinese bidder’s companies mainly were private investors from mainland China besides the bidders of construction sector were from Chinese state-owned companies. Chinese private investors remain the main force of among China M&A deals making. Here are the top 3 China outbound newest deals.

Deal 1 – Tencent Group Buys 10% of Universal Music for $3.4 Billion

A consortium led by China’s Tencent Holdings Ltd. agreed to buy 10% of Universal Music Group from French media company Vivendi SA after months of talks. The deal values the world’s biggest music company at 30 billion euros ($33.6 billion). Tencent and its partners can increase their stake to as much as 20% at the same valuation until Jan. 15, 2021. Vivendi SA is a French mass media conglomerate headquartered in Paris. The company has activities in music, television, film, video games, book publishing, telecommunications, tickets and video hosting service. More details over A Tencent-led consortium buys 10% of Universal Music, valuing the world’s biggest music firm at $34 billion, here

Deal 2 – Zijin Mining to Acquire Continental Gold in Friendly, All-Cash Offer for C$1.4 billion

Zijin Mining Group Co., Ltd. (“Zijin“) and Continental Gold Inc. (“Continental”) are announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement (the “Arrangement Agreement”), pursuant to which Zijin has agreed to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Continental (the “Transaction”) at a price of C$5.50 per share (the “Offer Price”) in cash and all outstanding securities convertible into such common shares will also be acquired on the same basis. The total equity value pursuant to the Transaction is approximately C$1.4 billion on a fully diluted basis.

Continental is the leading large-scale gold mining company in Colombia and is presently developing its 100% owned Buriticá project in Antioquia. Buriticá is one of the largest and highest-grade gold projects in the world and is being advanced utilizing best practices for mine construction, environmental care and community inclusion. Led by an international management team with a successful record of discovering, financing and developing large high-grade gold deposits in Latin America, the Buriticá project is on schedule with mechanical completion anticipated during the first quarter of 2020. Additional details on Continental’s suite of gold exploration properties are also available at related report . More details over Chinese firm Zijin Mining Group Co., Ltd. (“Zijin”) here.

Deal 3 – Jiangxi Copper agrees to acquire stake in PIM Cupric for $1.1bn

China’s copper company Jiangxi Copper (JCC) has signed an agreement to acquire entire equity interest in PIM Cupric Holdings (PCH) from Canadian investment company Pangaea Investment Management (PIM), for $1.1bn. The Transaction is expected to close on or prior to December 31, 2019. PCH has direct ownership of 124,198,371 common shares (“Common Shares”) of First Quantum Minerals Limited (“FQM“), a company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

Jiangxi Copper is the largest copper company, a Sino-foreign joint venture joint-stock company that is incorporated in Mainland China. Its operations include copper mining, milling, smelting and refining to produce copper-related products, including gold and silver. Quantum Minerals Limited (“FQM”) is a Canadian-based mining and metals company; main businesses include mineral exploration, development and mining. Its key product is copper. FQM‘s head office is located at 14th Floor – 543 Granville Street Vancouver BC, Canada V6C 1X8.

There are more China M&As, China outbound deals sealed in recently, target sector focused on construction and energy, such as, China’s State Grid acquires 49% stake in Oman Electricity Transmission Co( 15 December, 2019); China Railway to Take 75% Stake in Aldesa of the Spanish construction company. The deal features about €250 million of capital increase from CRCC into the business (26 December, 2019). The deal is expected to close in the second quarter of 2020, etc. There is a Complete list of Chinese Investors and Investment Firms, please contact with DCCC, or email to: info@dccchina.org

Imported Kazakhstan beef arrived in Beijing | Meat suppliers to China market

Imported Kazakhstan beef arrived in BeijingFeb. 11 – Beef just as pork get into the main stream of China meat imports. In the Chinese meat market, pork making way for the growth of beef imports.The demand of Chinese consumers for meat products rising high, despite pork is the favorite, and more pork imported to China. However, beef China imports catches up substantially, beef China imports overtakes pork China imports at this moment.

Meat has Becoming the Second Largest Sector in China’s Retail Food Market

It is a hard fact that the Chinese market is increasing demand for animal protein rich, and healthier, higher quality meat products [chill or frozen], such as pork, beef, mutton [pork, beef , lamb, chicken, ham and veal, etc., within China’s retail food market, meat products has always occupied an important position. Now the category of meat has becoming the second largest sector, just right next to the fresh vegetables sector. The food China market includes all processed foods which have been prepared or preserved in some way. The four highest sales volumes are seen in the following segments: Meat Products, Dairy Products, Baked Goods and Confectionery. Food statista market estimates that China revenue in the Food market amounts to US$527,268m in 2020. The market is expected to grow annually by 3.6% (CAGR 2020-2023); The China’s market largest segment is the segment Meat Products & Sausages with a market volume of US$92,962m in 2020.

Beef from Kazakhstan’s Suppliers to Beijing Market

With the help of China CITIC Bank Corp Ltd, the Xinfadi Agricultural Products Wholesale Market in Beijing imported 60 metric tons of beef from Kazakhstan and will conduct a large volume of trade business with the Central Asian country in the long run. The first container carrying 20 tons of beef has already entered the Xinfadi market to ensure the beef supply in Beijing. It is expected that the market will import 5,000 tons of fresh meat from Kazakhstan annually and will carry out cooperation in upstream areas such as animal husbandry, fattening operations and slaughtering, said Zhang Yuxi, chairman of the market, at a ceremony marking Beijing’s first beef import from Kazakhstan on Monday. “We are looking forward to more Kazakh agricultural products to come into Xinfadi and the Chinese markets,” Zhang said. Supplying 90 percent of agricultural products in Beijing, the Xinfadi market had a trade turnover of 131.9 billion yuan ($19.2 billion) last year.

China imported more than 18 tons of beef from Kazakhstan for the first time in August, via the land port of Horgos in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, after China lifted the foot-and-mouth disease related ban on imports of beef of Kazakh origin. “Up to now, four Kazakh beef production companies were allowed by the General Administration of Customs to export to China … We will further promote the Chinese administration to include more Kazakh beef exporters on its white list,” said Tursyn Kabduldanov, deputy chairman of the committee of veterinary control and supervision at Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Agriculture. Liu Jiangping, an official from China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said the two countries have established close cooperation in trading agricultural commodities including wheat, soybean, beef and mutton.

How to Connect with Chinese Meat Importers?

It’s needless to say that for any meat producers in Europe or larger global meat manufacturers, export meat products is the main business, and to keep contact with meat importers is a absolutely critical, without such necessary imports/exports links, the meat trading is simply at a standstill. Today, China is facing certain challenges in supplying various quality meat products, China market is opening wider for global meat producers and manufactures, and China imports more food and beverages, and meat especially. It is a handy and useful to have the List of Chinese Imports for Meat Products which will link your products to the Chinese market. For more information, please contact with DCCC, or email to|: info@dccchina.org

China will continue to import wine from foreign markets | Chinese importers

China will continue to import wine from foreign marketsFeb. 7 – Today, China is opening its market to the global than ever, and the country has the most consumers in the world, according to a related report with around 40% of China’s wine being imported and sold. Foreign wineries continuing gain attraction from Chinese younger consumers, alcoholic beverages importers, distributors have been presented with an enormous opportunity for expansion.

Main Countries Supplying China with Wine Product

The volume of wine consumption is anticipated to rise in China by over one third to $23 billion in the next few years, according to China Wine Competition. In 2018, the imported wine in China was valued at approximately EUR 2.5 billion. In 2019, wine imports in China increased by 8%. Wine – China Market Forecast has predicted that China: Revenue in the Wine segment amounts to US$27998m in 2020. The market is expected to grow annually by 4.1% (CAGR 2020-2023). In relation to total population figures, per person revenues of US$19.35 are generated in 2020. Main countries supplying China with wine product (import value USD billion/millions) are listed here:

Main Countries Supplying China with Wine Product (import value USD billion/millions)

China to Overtake France as 2nd Largest Wine Market By 2023

Given the size of the China market with a population of 1.42 billion and its growing middle class, China’s role in global alcoholic beverages market is getting larger and greater. China is expected to overtake France as the second largest wine market by 2023. The value of the Chinese market would reach nearly $18 billion by 2023, surpassing France’s $16 billion; China plays an increasing larger role in the global wine market in the next few years, according to the latest Vinexpo/IWSR report. Many of these changes 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. Globally, the United States would remain top of wine markets in both volume and value, which hit $40 billion, the report said, adding that the total world value of still and sparkling wines is estimated to reach over $204 billion by 2023, a rise from $194 billion in 2018. As for the Asia-Pacific market, China and Australia will lead a three-year recovery for the growth of still and sparkling wines from 2020 as the momentum in the region slowed in 2018 and 2019. The total value of the region will rise to more than $34 billion in 2023, with China leading all markets in the region with compound annual growth rate of nearly 4 percent, as stated by the report.

Wine Chinese Importers and Their Expectations

Wine Chinese importers understand the Chinese alcoholic beverages consumers and market fluctuation better, because the items of alcoholic beverages of their imports are the indicators what’s changing and in demand in Chinese market. At this moment, there is a changing position from lower to higher quality of main items of alcoholic beverages China imports due to a rising demand of Chinese consumers for higher value alcoholic drinks than lower ones which signals the luxury-oriented Chinese consumers’ group expanding larger in China, with imports to China for alcoholic beverages products, Chinese importers expect to increase importing higher value drink products, and to connect with quality delivering suppliers. Most importers are located in areas where there is a strong market, e.g. Beijing, Shanghai, and southern cities. In the past, most of wine imports to China focus on entry-level wines at low prices with preliminary value. Now, Wine Chinese Importers expect importing higher quality and more luxury-oriented class alcoholic beverages at above-preliminary value, there is a growing demands from brand hotels, local bars, and specialized clubs, etc. To explore China market potential of alcoholic beverage products or service, the List of Chinese Importers/Distributers for Alcoholic Beverage Products certainly will add value to those alcoholic refreshment beverages businesses, for more information, please contact with DCCC or email to: info@dccchina.org .

Chinese meat market highlights in 2020 – meat exports to China

meat exports to ChinaJan. 31 – Despite pork is Chinese favorite meat, today China’s total meat imports takes over pork for growth due to the Chinese consume meat products on the rise. The growing trend for pork imports to China caused by shortage of healthy pigs and quality pork products in the Chinese market. China’s total meat imports 5.49 million in the first 11 months 2019. Here is the China Meat Market in 2020 Highlights:

China Meat Market for Global Meat Suppliers Opens Wider than Ever

Because of the Chinese consume more meat than ever in today’s China. Despite pork dish has occupied a key position in the Chinese menu card for centuries, there are alternative meat dishes put on the Chinese dining table after more than three decades economic growth. Nowadays, the Chinese eats more meat products than ever, and China is importing more meat products than ever before as well, primarily, edible offal of bovine animals, swine, sheep, goats, horses, asses, mules or hinnies, fresh, chilled or frozen (HS 02-Meat and edible meat offal), The meat market in China is the second largest sector in the country’s retail food market, after the fresh vegetables sector. Retail sales volume of meat products in China reached 35.3 billion metric tons in 2019, and statistics was projected that this number would up stretch to nearly 37 billion metric tons by 2021. There continually a demand for more meat products in the China market, especially pork has becoming a part of menu card. In spite of pork is favorite meat dish for the Chinese for centuries long, the list of options meat products are adding up in recent years, such as the veal meat market in China has been growing, beef seems has the potential to over takes pork in the near future. Nowadays, China occupies an important position in the global meat market. China is the world’s largest producer, consumer, and importer of meat. In 2019, China consumed around 28 percent of the global meat supply, which accounts for 73 percent of the Asia-Pacific meat market value. At the same time, the monthly import of meat products in China reached 1 billion U.S. dollars; China’s role in the global meat market can’t be overlooked and undervalued. Today with Brazil being the leading meat supplier whereas imports from the EU countries including Netherlands, Spain, and Germany growing the fastest, China meat market opens wider than ever for global meat suppliers.

China will Keep on Meat Imports from 16 more Countries in 2020

China began to import meat products from 16 more countries in 2019 to increase pork import and diversify import sources, according to the General Administration of Customs (GAC). With limited domestic meat production, in 2020, China will carry on meat import with a significant amount from more countries. In the first 9 months of 2019, China’s frozen beef imports showed a y-o-y growth by 48.3%, while poultry imports increased by 46.1%. Particularly, Pork alone makes up 80% of the market in China, and pork sales accounted for the highest value in the Chinese meat market. Among all the types of meat, pork sales dominate the market, followed by poultry, beef. It is expected, however, that the Chinese beef and veal meat market will witness a rising demand. To ensure the safety of imports, Chinese customs have stepped up checks and rectifications on the transport, storage and sales of agricultural products. China’s rising import needs had also lead to an influx of foreign direct investment in China’s meat market, and food inflation in China has now reached an all-time high.

The Key Point to Importing Meat into China

Following the end of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TTP), farmers wishing to pursue business in Asia can select China to export their products, where demand for meat is on the rise. Since China cut tariffs on 859 consumer goods including frozen pork from 1 January 2020, it is, therefore, easier for foreign meat suppliers to reach the meat market in China, a $209 billion market. Indeed, many multinational manufacturers have voiced their interests in establishing a local production system and new deals to be made in the profitable Chinese meat market, where imported goods and organic products are increasingly in demand. Lower entrance barriers, ever-growing demands of the population, and China’s rising import demand will benefit more foreign meat suppliers in the future. The Key Point for those who might be pig farmers or meat manufactures, meat and edible meat offal producers, imports/exports, the nature of your main business makes us aware that the info: “China Meat Market Highlights” might be relevant to your business growth and multiply beyond horizon. In case, you would like discover China market opportunities, to export your meat product to China. The List of Chinese Importers/Distributors for (Chilled or Frozen) Meat Products is available upon request. Please contact DCCC or email to: info@dccchina.org