China to resume imports of Canadian beef, pork – meat consumption high

China to resume imports of Canadian beef, porkNov. 11 – China has agreed to resume imports of Canadian beef and pork products, ending a five-month suspension, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Tuesday (November 5, 2019). “Good news for Canadian farmers today: Canadian pork and beef exports to China will resume,” Trudeau tweeted.

China banned imports of these products on June 25 after some Canadian meat tested positive for ractopamine, a feed additive, and was shipped with forged inspection certificates. On Wednesday, Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang confirmed that China had agreed to end the ban, according to China news reporting.

Canada has proposed measures to rectify loopholes in the certification process, Geng said, adding that Beijing has assessed the measures and found they meet national safety requirements. Charlie Christie, chairman of industry association Alberta Beef Producers, said he expects the resumption to have an “immediate effect on markets”. He said prices for calves have been “sluggish” this fall, and he believes “this is going to have a positive effect throughout the entire system”. Canadian Meat Council President and CEO Christopher White said industry representatives will soon go to China to meet with authorities “at all ports” where Canadian meat products enter the country.

The Chinese mainland is Canada’s fifth-largest export destination for beef, after the United States, Japan, Hong Kong and Mexico. More than $500 million worth of Canadian pork and nearly $100 million worth of Canadian beef were sent to the Chinese mainland in 2018, according to Canadian government data.

Demand for beef, especially pork products remains strong in China at this moment, and Chinese market is a very important for Canadian beef and pork producers, with the announcement from the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on 5 November, 2019: “Good news for Canadian farmers today: Canadian pork and beef exports to China will resume,” It is an exciting message, and it means a lot especially for many Canada local beef or pork producers, from now on they look forward to having the second chance to continue to meet the demand of China market, and to satisfying the needs of Chinese consumers in the coming Chinese new year’s festival on January 2020.

For Canadian meat companies engaged in beef or pork businesses, to connect with reliable Chinese beef importers and Chinese pork importing companies are the first important step to enter China market, with reliable Chinese importers and importing companies assistance, under the guideline of China’s food safety regulations, Canadian export beef and pork products to China will be efficiently and professionally, avoid unnecessary risks. There is a special Chinese Beef and Pork Importers List prepared for Canadian meat businesses want to China market, those Chinese importers will be the right links for Canadian meat export to China. Please contact with DCCC for more info, or email to info@dccchina.org

Feeding-greening handelsmissie China November 2019 | Nieuwsbericht | DCCC

Feeding-greening handelsmissie China November 2019 | Nieuwsbericht | DCCC Nov. 5 – Het voeden van 1.4 miljard consumenten in China, de transitie naar duurzame energie en het gebruik van minder water: een aantal van de grootste maatschappelijke uitdagingen van dit moment is direct verbonden met de tuinbouwsector. Hierdoor kijkt de hele wereld naar Nederland,’ zegt Leo Marcelis, hoogleraar tuinbouw aan de Wageningen Universiteit.

“Sino-Dutch Horti Cooperation Conference” op 18 November, 2019 in Beijing

Volgens het World Economic Forum zijn wolkenkrabbers met daarin Vertical Farms een mogelijke oplossing voor het voedselprobleem. Talloze bedrijven in deze editie zijn betrokken bij de ontwikkeling van Vertical Farming.
Naarmate een steeds groter deel van de wereldbevolking in steden gaat wonen, ligt er ook potentie voor de sector in het leveren van schone lucht aan inwoners van de stad. Planten zuiveren immers de lucht en geven zuurstof af.

De kernboodschap is: veilig en meer produceren, met minder kosten en minder energieverbruik. Bent u actief in de land- en tuinbouwsector of in duurzame stedelijke ontwikkeling? Wilt u zakendoen, samenwerken of contacten leggen met Chinese bedrijven, de lokale markt verkennen of uw relaties in China verstevigen? Ga dan van 16 tot en met 23 november mee met de handelsmissie naar China.

De Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland (RVO.nl), de provincie Zuid-Holland, de Nederlandse ambassade in China en verschillende Chinese partnerorganisaties organiseren op 18 november in Beijing de Sino-Dutch Horti Cooperation Conference: Feeding and greening Chinese cities. Het thema is duurzame stedelijke ontwikkeling en de rol van moderne land- en tuinbouw daarin.

Kansen voor Nederlandse Bedrijven met Bedrijvenprogramma

Nederlandse tuinbouw kan China helpe. De sterk groeiende bevolking voorzien van betrouwbare voeding is een grote uitdaging voor de Chinese overheid. Duurzame groei en land- en tuinbouw zijn kansrijke sectoren waarop we goed kunnen samenwerken met China en elkaar kunnen versterken. Tijdens de conferentie kunt u op hoog niveau contacten leggen en die verder uitbouwen.

De handelsmissie onder leiding van de overheid geeft extra aandacht aan het ondertekenen van contracten of MoU’s. De organisatie kan u helpen bij het aangaan van samenwerking met Chinese bedrijven. Ook kunt u steun krijgen bij besprekingen over moeilijkheden die uw bedrijf misschien ondervindt bij (toekomstige) samenwerking met de overheid of bedrijven in dit land.

Naast de conferentie en het bijwonen van de officiële bezoeken, is er een uitgebreid en gevarieerd programma met de focus op duurzame ontwikkeling (water, bodem, milieu en stedelijke ontwikkeling) en moderne land- en tuinbouw. Het programma bevat onder meer lezingen, matchmakingsessies, werkbezoeken, netwerkevenementen en bijeenkomsten met lokale overheidsinstanties. Ook voert u een-op-eengesprekken met mogelijke zakenrelaties en deelt u ervaringen met Nederlandse ondernemers.

Doelgroep & Aanmelden

Bent u actief in de land- en tuinbouwsector of in duurzame stedelijke ontwikkeling? Wilt u zakendoen, samenwerken of contacten leggen met Chinese bedrijven, de lokale markt verkennen of uw relaties in China verstevigen? Om de missie voor alle deelnemers zo interessant mogelijk te maken, leggen we de nadruk op bedrijven en kennisinstellingen die binnen de genoemde opzet en inhoudelijke focus vallen. Ga dan van 16 tot en met 23 november mee met de handelsmissie naar China. Lees meer over het voorlopige programma, Heeft u interesse in deelname? Meld u aan vóór 2 november. Heeft u nog vragen over de missie? Neem dan contact op met Emiel Mulder,( emiel.mulder@rvo.nl) voor meer informatie.

Food ingredients compounds in China food processing industry

Chinese Importers for Food IngredientsOct. 29 – China food processing sector used to dependent upon sourcing domestic food ingredients that are added to foods to achieve the desired effect. Today, Chinese consumers growing demand for more natural, convenient and healthier processed foods due to changing dietary patterns and lifestyles, that leads to certain China related food segment relies on imported food ingredients.

China Imported Food Ingredients Linked to Fastest Growth Catering & Beverage Sectors

China’s food and beverages industry innovation stimulates catering, snacks and beverages using higher quality ingredients for younger affluent urban Chinese consumer. The term “food ingredient” includes food additives, which are substances added to foods for specific technical and/or functional purposes during processing, storage or packaging. Food ingredient is any substance that is added to a food to achieve a desired effect. China imported ingredients closely allied with the most striking segments and the fastest growth in the catering and beverages sectors. At this moment, healthy, convenient and affordable, ready-to-eat and drinks, like various cuisines, catering, juices, yogurts and smoothies are attractive and trendy; together, China’s catering industry advanced already for sometimes with explosive fastest pace. Various cuisines, catering are available in fastest speed delivering services straight to home dinner table. Both segments of catering & beverages tend to show the same phenomenon, to apply food ingredients with added value to achieve a desired aroma or flavor that fit into Chinese dietary essence. Food ingredients has never been so applicable and to nourish food and drinks in China, among others, changing dietary patterns and forming new lifestyles of Chinese consumers leads to import quality food ingredient compounds to China.

Food Ingredients Compounds in China’s Food Processing Industry

Food ingredients compounds play an important role in China’s food industry which is categorized into three major sectors: food processing, food manufacturing, and beverage manufacturing. Sourcing for food ingredients is one of key process with food processing industry in China, and food processing accounts for 60% of the China’s food industry. The China food market includes all processed foods which have been prepared or preserved in some way. Food represents a significant part of household expenditure, the four highest sales volumes are seen in the following segments: Meat Products, Dairy Products, Baked Goods and Confectionery in China. Revenue in the China food market amounts to US$498,113m in 2019. The market is expected to grow annually by 4.1% (CAGR 2019-2023); the market’s largest segment is the segment Meat Products & Sausages with a market volume of US$87,284m in 2019. The China food processing industry experienced unprecedented transformation. With a population of 1.42 billion, and its growing dynamic middle class, China’s seismic shift toward health and wellness. Chinese consumers value the stringent food safety standards, improved quality and innovation, and they are willing to pay premium prices for them. Many of these changes are driven by the explosive growth in China’s emerging middle class which emphases on health, wealth and success in life, more Chinese consumers have gradually attracting value added healthier foods with convenience packaging. China’s food processing industry is in record advancing, but progress is kerbing. Consumers demand for healthier processed food, food ingredients comes to play; China’s food processing industry faces challenges. In the past, China’s food processing industry sourced food ingredients domestically. Nowadays, imported food ingredients are popular and applied in China’s food processing industry, and there are opportunities for growth, particularly for imported food ingredients.

Sauces Assortments Applications to Food and Drinks Preparations in China

There are mixed condiments and mixed seasonings to food and drinks preparations in China, for example, mustard flour and meal, whether or not prepared, and mustard. Specifically, Soya sauce (HS-210310); Tomato ketchup and other tomato sauces (HS-210320); Mustard flour and meal, whether or not prepared, and mustard (HS-210330); Preparations for sauces and prepared sauces; mixed condiments and seasonings (excl. soya sauce, tomato ketchup and other tomato sauces, mustard, and mustard flour and meal) (HS- 210390). Among various condiments, sauce and preparations, sauces assortments applications to food and drinks preparations in China, traditional soy sauces, vinegar, salt, monosodium glutamate (MSG), cooking wine and sugar are the most frequently used. However, sauces and condiments can also be categorized into; Table sauces which includes (mayonnaise, Soy sauces, Vinegar, ketchup, Mustard, Salad dressing, Chilli sauces, Soybean paste, etc.) while Cooking ingredients includes (Herbs and spices, Pepper, Salt, Sugar, Monosodium glutamate, Soy sauces, Ginger, Onions, etc.) Among the applications of the secondary processed bulk food ingredients, food application accounted for the largest market share, the bakery and the ready meals products segment plays an important role, followed by beverages.

China Steps toward Healthiness – Food Processing Ingredients Opportunities Growth

China steps toward healthiness, especially among the growing urban middle class are expected to continue to have special deep effects on the three major food processing sectors: food processing, food manufacturing, and beverage manufacturing. The demand for healthier food with natural and value-added food ingredient is growing trend in China which inspires food processing industry innovation; create chances opportunities for food processing ingredients business growth as well. As predicted, the global market size of food ingredients forecast to value at about 400 billion U.S. dollars by 2022. The Asia-Pacific region is projected to be the fastest-growing market, among others, the China market size of food ingredients is expected to grow in rapid pace in the next five years, in fact, in recent years, and the China food ingredients market has witnessed an increase in demand. With Revenue in the China food market amounts to US$498,113m in 2019. The market is expected to grow annually by 4.1% (CAGR 2019-2023); the market’s largest segment is the segment Meat Products & Sausages with a market volume of US$87,284m in 2019, according to a new (China) study. For food ingredient exporters or food ingredient businesses, China market is a unique chance, and food processing ingredients China business opportunities growth. To know more about the main Chinese Importers for Food Ingredients or imported food ingredient distribution channels, and import procedures in China or want to connect with Chinese importers for food ingredients, please contact with DCCC by email to: info@dccchina.org

Fruit and vegetable Chinese importers – fresh produce China market

Fruit and vegetable Chinese importersOct. 23 – Chinese importers seek external fresh produce with the harvest season is right at the doorway. In June 2019, vegetable imports to China had amounted to approximately 120.6 million U.S. dollars, and fruit imports to China had amounted to approximately 722.1 million, according to statistic from China’s fruit & vegetable imports.

Fruit and Vegetables China Imports Growing New High

As a general long-term China policy, the government is trying to increase the imports of fresh produce, to address the eating right, and maintaining sound health issue, that’s in fact a cheering news for international fresh producers and local fresh farms. In reality, China’s imported fruit market witnessed steady growth, both in terms of total import volume as well as import value in last two years. Of particularly, China imports cherries, oranges, blueberries, and bananas, which registered robust year-on-year growth in both import volume and import value. Meanwhile, Chinese consumers are more and more craving for fruit that is premium-quality, differentiated, safe, organic, branded and/or high value, as China fruit expert revealed.

Fresh Produce Enters China Market at Exciting Time

For international suppliers of imported fruit to the China market is an exciting time, now, for the first time, China is importing more fresh produce than exports, and China used to be a fresh produce exporting country. Fresh produce import into China already started, several fresh produces from different countries have reached China market, there are related fruit and vegetable Chinese importers and Chinese import firms are hectic with their schedules of fresh imports into China. Although China fruit imports reached ten-year highs both by value and volume in 2018, however China fresh consumption is continuing grow high at the same time in 2019, and the statistic from the China Customs shows China’s monthly fruit and vegetable imports in June 2019, vegetable imports to China had amounted to approximately 120.6 million U.S. dollars, and fruit imports to China had amounted to approximately 722.1 million.

Fresh Produce China Imports Latest Activities 2019

As reported recently, China imported 3.96 million tons of fruits in the first half of 2019, an annual growth of 38%. The statistic shows vegetable imports to China had amounted to approximately 120.6 million U.S. dollars in June 2019. In addition, according to China Customs Statistics august, 2019 showed that China imports of fresh or dried fruits and nuts value US$8,089,529. All those data showed that China fruit and vegetable imports rise higher in 2019. there is a List of Chinese Importers for fruit & Vegetable is available, more details, please email to: info@dccchina.org. There are several highlights over fruit and vegetable China imports recent activities:

China Retail Sales of Avocados Increasing Incredibly

Retail sales of avocados increasing by 72% each year in China, according to fresh produce. As the largest avocado producer in the world and the first country to export avocados to China, Mexico has witnessed its market share in China be split between two latecomers, Chile and Peru. The importance of everyone along the supply chain working together and professionally to grow Chinese avocado sales, and capitalizing on the sharply increasing demand. Chinese consumers have become more “selective” as a result of their rising income levels. China’s agricultural industry is in the process of upgrading itself, but many agricultural products do not meet the new standards of Chinese consumers who can afford to purchase imported fruit instead. The volume of imported fruit is still growing.

Imported Blueberries Attract China’s Attention

Argentine blueberries wins Chinese consumers’ taste, there are several Chinese fruit importing companies are busying with blueberries import to China, among others, Argentine blueberries attract Chinese edible fruit importers’ attention, they are involved reaching agreements with Argentine local blueberries fruit exporters to continue commercial relations. Up to now, statistics showed that there are certain numbers of Argentine province’s total exports has as its final destination China, and China demand for more healthy, nutritional rich fruits, and Argentine blueberries grows more potential to expand its fresh produce into China market with enormous consumers capacity. Imported fruit competes with domestic fruit in the Chinese market. The Chinese fruit industry is working towards stronger brands and a higher product quality in response.

Dominican Exports Hass Avocado, Cocoa, Mango, Pineapple, Bananas to China

According to reliable source, China initiates protocols for the import of Dominican products which took place in October, 2019. The Ministry of Agriculture of the Dominican Republic, in a press release, revealed that it has begun the process of sanitary validation for the export of locally produced Hass avocado, cocoa, mango, pineapple, and bananas to China. The negotiations are being carried out within the framework of the new diplomatic and commercial relations established between both nations and based on the sanitary protocol signed by the parties on November 2018. On October 12, the Dominican Republic will receive an official mission of Chinese experts from the General Customs Administration to verify and standardize the procedure for exporting Hass avocado to that market.

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

Chinese Importers for pork meatOct. 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