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

Chinese importers for timber raw materials – wood logs China imports

Chinese importers for timber raw materials Jan. 21 – China’s log imports in 2018 totaled 59.75 million. Main countries supplying China with “timber and articles of timber (HS: 44)” are Russia, United States, New Zealand, Thailand, and Australia. The country’s reliance on timber imports is expected to keep growing in the next few years due the shortage of domestic quality raw timber supply.

China Wood Import Statistics

China’s reliance on timber imports is expected to keep growing in the next few years, the country’s demands for solid quality raw timber materials to keep China wood industry going further. The domestic supply deficiency for raw timber materials in China drives up the volumes of China wood imports. At present, main countries supplying China with “timber and articles of timber (HS: 44)” are Russia (4692.1 USD millions), United States (3080.85 USD millions), New Zealand (2566.7 USD millions), Thailand (1604.18 USD millions), and Australia (1500.05 USD millions). Specifically, with “timber in the rough, whether or not stripped of bark or sapwood, or roughly squared (HS: 4403)”, main countries supplying China are New Zealand (2451.23 USD millions), United States (1392.28 USD millions), Russia (1296.56 USD millions), Papua New Guinea (803.78 USD millions), and Australia (619.55 USD millions). The positions of the leading suppliers of timber and timber products in the Chinese market have also changed. For timber product ( HS:44) supplier countries , Russia sit on the top, hen United States, New Zealand ; for suppliers of timber products(HS: 4403) the top supplier is New Zealand, then United States, Russia position is the third among supplier’s countries with timber in the rough, whether or not stripped of bark or sapwood, or roughly squared (HS: 4403).

Raw Timber Materials Market Opportunities in China

As for raw timber materials market opportunities in China. In terms of market demand and supply which opened more chances for timber importers/exporters and timber merchants. In recent years, In order to meet the needs of China timber market demand, there has been substantial expansion of timber transportation in central and Eastern Europe. Such as, Chengdu -Central Europe line has surpassed 2000 times in June 2018. The local Chinese timber importers kept on adapting the new changes began to move to the terminal areas of the liners to conduct its timber businesses. In addition, With the intention of meeting the timber market and industrial needs, China and Europe have launched a “timber customization regular trains”, there will be 300 lines are expected to open soon which will impact on the timber market and transport pattern. Timber import to China keeps growing; in the near future China’s reliance on imports and main foreign suppliers for raw timer materials remains strong. At present, China already is the top timber consumer in the world. During the past few years, the actual consumption of timber in China increased by nearly 18% to 192.5 million cubic meters, as a related report indicates. In particular, construction, paper-making and furniture industrial ongoing demand for more quality raw timber materials as part of the production plan. Consequently, the production and consumption volume drive up the import volume due to China shortage of solid quality timber. In the past few years, China timber imports rose from 48.4% to 56.4%, and as expected that, China’s reliance on timber imports will keep growing in the next few years.

China Timber Market Potentials/Wood Import Regulations China

China timber market potentials are huge in the next few years. In fact, about 20 million households need new housing each year in China, and the rural market potential is still huge, as a related research indicated. Moreover, there are more than 600 regional level cities, more than 2100 county level cities, and more than 12000 townships and towns in local China. The China timber market potentials is enormous in the next few years, it is the right time for foreign related timber businesses enter into China, to benefit China market opportunities. However, [there are also some challenges which foreign timber exporters are facing, especially with China customs control and wood import regulations China. There are several basic key points, foreign timber exporters should draw attention to. For instance, If the timber supplier exports its products to China in the initial stage, not only to monitor the entire delivery process is essential, but also advised to begin with a small quantity delivery of goods to the port and monitor each process there, to learn managing it better with experiences, later on, with added larger supply volumes, Furthermore, pay attention to the delivery date which accuracy can save unnecessary expenses in Chinese custom house. In addition, to understand Wood Import Regulations China customs control is important to move your timber materials into China, to achieve ultimate goal, make some revenues with timer businesses, imports and exports.

Wood Pellet Export To China: the World’s Largest Importer of Timber

China is the world’s largest importer of timber, and the second largest timber consumer in the world. With the speed of China rising economy, there is an intensifying demand for raw timber materials in China, mainly from industries of construction, paper-making and furniture industrial. However, there is a shortage of solid raw wood materials which hampers Chinese manufacturers to produce solid wood products that China market is in demand year by year, mainly quality wood furniture, like tables, chairs, cabinets, including quality wood flooring parquet, etc. Some researches pointed out that timber import to China, 2019-2023 worth USD 60 billion, this rise could be the result of the boom of the housing estate industry in China which led to growing needs for quality raw timber materials in house decorating. In fact, China doesn’t has much quality timber raw materials to manufacture solid wood products, consequently, import quality wood to China is increasing, as might be expected, the Chinese market will provide global forestry enterprises with numerous opportunities in the next few years, there are Chinese importers for timber raw materials hectically engaging in woodblocks China import.  For companies are engaged in timber import/exports businesses, the List of Chinese Importers for Timber Raw Materials is available upon request, please contact with DCCC, or email to: info@dccchina.org

Chinese bedrijven in Nederland aantal verdubbeld | Nieuwsbericht | DCCC

Chinese bedrijven investeerde in Nederland | aantal verdubbeld | Nieuwsbericht | DCCCJan. 15 – Chinese bedrijven investeerde in Nederland aantal verdubbeld, Tussen eind 2012 en eind 2017 is het aantal gegroeid van 245 naar 470 bedrijven, dat blijkt uit de(CBS) nieuwste cijfers. De bijdrage van Chinese bedrijven aan de Nederlandse economie is in dezelfde periode bijna verviervoudigd tot ruim 1 miljard euro.

Chinese Bedrijven in Nederlands Actief Werkzaam in Groothandel

Van de 470 Chinese bedrijven in Nederland zijn er 195 groothandelsbedrijven. Het grootste deel van de ondernemingen in Chinese handen zijn groothandelsbedrijven, oftewel vier op de tien. Inclusief detailhandel en handelsbemiddeling is zelfs meer dan de helft van de bedrijven onder Chinese zeggenschap een handelsbedrijf: 245. Zij hebben een gezamenlijke toegevoegde waarde van 296 miljoen euro in 2017, voornamelijk , Chinese bedrijven in Nederlands zijn handelsbedrijven. In de industriesector zijn zestig Chinese bedrijven actief, maar de toegevoegde waarde van deze bedrijven lag in 2017 met 374 miljoen euro wel hoger dan in de handel.

 Bijdrage van Chinese Bedrijven in Nederland Groeit naar 1 Miljard euro

Het betreft bedrijven in Nederland waarvan het meerderheidsbelang in Chinese handen is. Door de groei neemt de toegevoegde waarde van deze bedrijven is toegenomen van 290 miljoen euro in 2012 tot 1 079 miljoen euro in 2017. Het aantal werknemers bij Chinese bedrijven nam in dezelfde periode ongeveer even sterk toe, van 3 duizend tot 11 duizend. Sinds 2015 is de bijdrage van Chinese bedrijven aan de Nederlandse economie veel sterker gegroeid dan het aantal Chinese bedrijven. Dat komt volgens het CBS door een groei van het aantal overnames.

Aandeel van Chinese Bedrijven in Nederland Beperkt

Met bijna 8 procent van de bedrijven met een eigenaar buiten de EU is het aantal Chinese bedrijven in Nederland in 2017 gering, volgens het CBS. Ondanks de groei is het aantal bedrijven in Chinese handen nog steeds relatief klein in Nederland. Ter vergelijking: de Verenigde Staten hebben de meeste bedrijven in Nederland (2.875), gevolgd door Duitsland (2.190) en het Verenigd Koninkrijk (1.355). Het aantal Chinese bedrijven in Nederland is volgens het CBS meer vergelijkbaar met het aantal Japanse en Zwitserse bedrijven. Er zijn ook Nederlandse bedrijven in China gevestigd, dat blijkt uit de(CBS) nieuwste cijfers , het aantal Nederlandse bedrijven (met 605 in 2017) in China gevestigd meer dan Chinese bedrijven in Nederland (met 470 in 2017).

China cuts pork import tariffs in 2020, rates lower than MFN, why?

Chinese importers for frozen pork-China Cuts Pork Import Tariffs in 2020Jan. 10 – Pork China import tariff cuts in 2020, rates lower than MFN. Among others, frozen pork listed in the China’s reduced provisional rates for imported goods in 2020, precisely, frozen pork tax rate: MFN 12%; China 8%. China’s Customs Tariff Commission of the State Council announced it will temporarily adjust import tariffs on 859 commodities to come into effect January 1, 2020.

Why Pork China Import Tariffs Cuts in 2020?

Pork production deficiency in China at this moment is the main reason for cutting frozen pork China import tariffs in 2020, rates lower than MFN. Pork is one of Chinese favorite meats, especially around holidays times, pork meat is “a must have” items on the shopping list. Chinese eat an average of 120 pounds of pork a year. Half the world’s pork is consumed, according to a related report. China pork meat consumer tends to upward trend year by year, among consumer goods & FMCG, food & nutrition, China pork consumption 2018-2020 Statista indicates Per capita consumption of pork products in China 2018 was 33.7; 2019 was 34.2; and in 2020 will reach 34.7.
China pigs African swine fever led the pork product unavailability in China market in the past year, there is a famine of healthy pig for quality pork products in China which faces a “relative domestic shortage”, the gap has to fill in by stimulating more frozen pork China imports, cutting frozen pork China import tariffs in 2020 to achieve exactly the intended mission, to stimulate frozen pork China import potential, the demand and supply pork products in China market will be better-adjusted.

How much Meat Imported to China in 2019?

China’s meat imports up in 2019. From January to November 2019, China’s meat imports jumped 42% year-on-year to 5.49 million metric tons, and China Meat imports surged 82% year-on-year to 644,000 tons in November 2019, according to data released by the General Administration of Customs. Among others, the imports of pork and minced pork logged a 66% and 3.5% year-on-year growth to 1.84 million tons and 1 million tons, respectively. China’s reduced provisional rates for frozen pork China imports in 2020 will encourage more foreign quality pork products enter into China market, the reduced rate intended to stimulate import potential in pork sector where China faces a “relative domestic shortage”. In 2020, China will actively expand diversified sources of imports, speed up the entry of pork, other meat and aquatic products, and expand the sources of imported meat products and substitutes. It also will work with other government branches to prioritize imported pork and chilled meat in customs clearance inspections and release it at various ports across China, to ensure the country’s supply of pork and other meat products, the GAC stated.

How Chinese Importers is Affected by Pork China Import Tariffs Cuts in 2020?

Frozen pork is targeted product among consumer goods within the China’s reduced provisional rates for imported goods in 2020, precisely, China import tariffs on frozen pork from 12% reduced to 8% in 2020. The lower tariff seen as an essential import incentive to balance the demand and supply of pork products in China market. Among consumer goods & FMCG, food & nutrition, as stated by China pork consumption 2019-2020 Statista: Per capita consumption of pork products in China will rise from 34.2 in 2019 to 34.7 in 2020. Frozen pork China import tariff cuts is a great news especially for pork products traders, frozen pork products manufacturers, and pig farmers, etc., for companies want to export frozen pork to China, there is a market chance for making more profits by entering into China market. Certainly to contact related pork meat Chinese importers is a challenge, the List of Chinese Importers for Pork Meat will be a useful and handy, please contact DCCC for more details: info@dccchina.org .

Chinese importers for quality wood flooring – China flooring market

Chinese importers for quality wooden flooringDec. 31 – Chinese importers for quality flooring have been expanding import capacity, with living standard transformation, Chinese consumers are seeking more value-added comfort with better-quality flooring, imported wood quality floorings find its way in China market. China revenue in the Floor Covering segment amounts to US$13,629m in 2019. The market is expected to grow annually by 8.2% (CAGR 2019-2023).

Wood Flooring China Market

China flooring consumer segment, generally speaking, includes finish materials used to cover floors, like wood blocks, strips or friezes, parquet panels; Laminate flooring; Linoleum, etc. As the Chinese living standard improved, more living spaces are required, a lot of construction projects burst forth, more buildings pop up, and better-quality flooring surge onward, led to a growing need in house decorating with floorings. Altogether is stimulating the growth of the China flooring segment. China revenue in the Floor Covering segment amounts to US$13,629m in 2019. The market is expected to grow annually by 8.2% (CAGR 2019-2023). Flooring is something relatively new life style with improved comfort in China, however, there is a growing consumers’ tendency to buy more expensive goods, and a rising trend for pursuing value-added comfort, better-quality durability of floors. Particularly younger generation Chinese families are seeking more upgraded wellbeing, even luxury, and have an inclination to buy more expensive goods which are driving the growth of the flooring segment in China, and stimulating imported quality floorings find its way in China market. At this moment, China’s wood flooring market is still growing and is hungry for the solid wood quality flooring.

Wood Flooring Major Foreign Brands in China

One of flooring trends in China is on the raise of the demand for quality wood flooring with added value, such as: natural, green, solid wood materials, etc. In fact, China wood flooring market is expanding after 2015 the Government adjust related policies, the demand for quality wood flooring continues raising. According to wood flooring China market indicates, China’s wood flooring sales growing 6% year on year to 400 million square meters, and, the wood flooring market in China has accounted for 20% of the global market. Meanwhile, some well-known foreign wood flooring brands expand their business horizon to China, which create competitions between imported foreign wood flooring brands and native top flooring brands.

As for imported wood flooring brands, there are several international established brands stand with firm foot in the arena of top foreign wood flooring brands in China, such as: German Swiss KRONOTEX, German KRONOFLOORING, Hungarian BEFAG, Belgian BERRY ALLOC, Swiss BAUWERK, Italian IDEAL LEGNO, Portuguese CORKSRIBAS and Swedish GOLVABIA, the UK QUICK-STEP, Portugal WICANDERS, and Belgian EGGER, etc. Now all has become the strategic partner of major imported foreign wood flooring brands in China, and all with sales offices or agents in China that offer quality wood flooring with more added value which have won the loyalty of Chinese customers in larger main cities such as Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.

Some researchers pointed out that foreign wood flooring brands in China is facing some challenges in China. The reality is that China market has numerous consumers’ potentials, the country is already the world’s largest wood flooring manufacturing and exporting country, and China is also the largest importer of quality timber raw materials. The shortage of solid raw timber materials hinders Chinese wood flooring manufacturers to produce solid quality wood flooring which China market in demand, and as some researchers point out that this market size is as large as the laminated ones in China. In recent years, more Chinese consumers are enthusiastically searching for solid wood flooring for the sake of the added value to healthier life and environmentally friendly materials. In local China, there are more laminated flooring producers than quality solid wood flooring ones, consequently some major foreign brands of quality wood flooring still hold on some key elements in China wood flooring market, such as excellence, green, natural timber being basic raw materials for their wood flooring products, those advantages put foreign brands quality wood flooring on the competitive stage in China flooring market.

What is the Top Sales Wood Flooring Product in China?

As China market researchers indicated that by product, laminate wood flooring stands on the top sales list in china. Laminate wood flooring as the mainstay of wood flooring industry in China, always accounts for over 50% of total wood flooring sales, but the share is on the decline; engineered hardwood flooring follows with a rising share year by year, at least 20% of total wood flooring sales. In 2018, among various flooring sold in China, 51.1% was laminate wood flooring, and 28.8% engineered hardwood flooring. The top sales wood flooring products in China linked to the improved living standard and the average consumers’ craving for a quality life, wood flooring gradually moves to a growing segment in the China flooring industry, from 33.9% in 2009 up to 38.9% in 2018. At present time, the China wood flooring industry is mature than ever, both as one of most important producers and consumers of wood flooring in the world. China’s wood flooring sales was worth as much as RMB71.6 billion in 2018, and to reach RMB94.9 billion in 2025, stimulated by a combination of positive factors.

Who are the Main Chinese Producers of Wood Flooring?

According to a related statistic that there are roughly 3,000 wood flooring manufacturers in China, more than 1,200 of which can produce both laminate wood flooring and engineered hardwood flooring. Among others, the key players in the China wood flooring sector include Dare Power Dekor Home Co., Ltd., Nature Home Holding Co., Ltd., Zhejiang Shiyou Timber Co., Ltd., Elegant Living, Jiusheng Flooring Co., Ltd., Yihua Lifestyle Technology Co., Ltd. and Kronoswiss. They boast larger capacity and make deployments on a larger scale. Among them, Dare Power Dekor Home Co., Ltd. as a bellwether in China’s wood flooring industry be able to produce as much as 53 million square meters annually, selling 46.48 million square meters in 2018, by proportion, 11.1% of the total wood flooring sold in China.

How China Wood Flooring Market Trend Impact on Timber Parquet China Imports

As the China flooring segment digits indicate that China revenue in the floor covering segment amounts to US$13,629m in 2019. The China market is expected to grow annually by 8.2% (CAGR 2019-2023). There are several foreseeable trends of Chinese wood flooring industry in the coming period draw attention to by the related researchers, such as: among others, solid wood flooring with heating system will usher in a period of growth; penetration of wood flooring is on the rise, importing timber raw materials to China will continue on the upsurge. Undoubtedly, it will create some China market opportunities for quality wood flooring producers and retailers, and timber raw materials traders.The trend has been showing that Imported solid wood flooring with added value has undeniable growing Chinese consumers recent years in China. For foreign wood flooring producers attempting to enter China flooring market, there is a List of Chinese Importers for Quality Wood Flooring available, more details, please contact DCCC, or email to info@dccchina.org

Upcoming Chinese Spring Festival shakes fresh produce sales & imports

List of Chinese Importers for Fruit and VegetablesDec. 17 – Upcoming Chinese Spring Festival shakes fresh produce sales in China, it will start on 25th of January, 2020, it is the most celebrated Chinese tradition as families and friends get together, eat, drink, and be merry, with this special occasion, Fruit and vegetables are in great demand, Chinese fruit and vegetables importers are busy than ever with fresh produce china imports.

Fresh produce is one of indispensable shopping items for preparing the upcoming Chinese new year celebration, as family and friend getting together, eat, drink, and be merry, Chinese New Year celebration is the most important holiday for all Chinese. Nowadays, as Chinese consumers are growing awareness of healthy eating and healthy lifestyle leading to a better health and longevity.

Cucumber Price Doubles in China, Supply Does Not Meet Demand

There is a chance for import cucumber to China. Chinese cucumber price doubles, breaks the record of 3 yuan [0.43 USD]. The price of Chinese cucumbers has reached its highest position in the last few years. The overall production volume was relatively small this year but the main reason for the rising prices was an insufficient supply. Cucumbers from Liaocheng in Shandong occupied a large portion of the Chinese cucumber market. However, because the cucumber industry is insufficient and many farmers lack plantation experience, many people decided to plant other vegetables, which means that supply does not meet demand, and the price is rising as a result of this development, this satiation crates chances for importing cucumber to China.

Several Countries’ Pineapples have Gradually Entered the Chinese Market

GoGo Qingdao Limited imports S & W fresh pineapple from the Philippines all year round. “The quality this season is stable. Although prices during the last two months were lower, the market has by now stabilized and prices have picked up.” Frozen fruits from the Philippines gained market access to China this year, “Currently, the wholesale prices are 80-85 yuan per box (12 kg). The S&W pineapples we import from the Philippines. According to insiders, the import volume of pineapples from Panama has not been large since they gained access to China, and they have not had much impact on the Chinese pineapple market. However, Costa Rican pineapples have gradually entered the Chinese market, and there are times when there are large volumes available. Its strong competitiveness has affected the pineapple market, especially in some secondary markets. In terms of prices, the cost of Costa Rican pineapples is similar to that of Philippine pineapples, but the market prices of the latter are much lower, there are at least 10 containers arriving at Shanghai Port this week. ”

China Interested in Importing Kiwi Fruit

China is at the right moment for importing more kiwi fruit, Greek kiwi in particular gain attraction. As Greek kiwi suppler to China stated that “There is more interest in Greek kiwis from China”. The Greek kiwi season has been well on its way over the last few months. Although the produce is close to perfect according to the growers, a small decrease in demand from European countries can’t be denied. Luckily other countries overseas fill in the gap, and the season is going well overall. Despite that fact that France, Spain and the Netherlands import less Greek kiwi, but last year over 7.000 tons of Greek Kiwis of the Hayward variety have been successfully marketed, the bigger demand for Geek kiwi overseas, among others, mainly from China and the Emirates. In fact, it is not surprising Chinese consumers embrace Geek kiwi, Chinese New Year Festal is approaching, it is High Holiday season for the Chinese people to enjoy rare kiwi fruit, high season to import more fruits and vegetable to supply China market at the right moment, there seems to be more interest in Greek kiwis from countries like China.

Chinese importers for fruit and vegetables are in tune with the trend of Chinese consumer, fully and speedily to cooperate with the China market demand, there are more fruit and vegetables importing to China in this festal season than usual. For growers, imports/exports businesses engaged in fruit and vegetables, it is the right time to get on with China market chance, to connect with Chinese importers, to enter China market, and to bring your fresh produce into China, the List of Chinese Importers for Fruit and Vegetables will add value to your business in China market potentials.

Chinese investors, investment firms from China (2nd edition) 2019

Chinese investors (2nd edition) 2019.Dec. 5 – Chinese investors play an important role in China economic power and have changed the country into a global outbound investor. Despite of various obstacles on the way Chinese global investment keep on rolling. There are different types of Chinese investors, among others, State-owned enterprises (SOEs) as the main force of Chinese investors.

Chinese investors – State-owned enterprises (SOEs)

According to the ownership and corporate governance of Chinese enterprises, most of China’s state-owned enterprises are large industrial and service groups belonging to SASAC’s central and local administrations. In addition, there are also sovereign wealth funds, state-owned insurance companies, venture capital firms, pension funds, research institutes and government departments and agencies. The expansion of SOEs in Europe has been strongly supported by the “go out” policy of the Chinese central and local governments as confirmed by a recent survey. Most of them often opt for the acquisition of key tangible and intangible resources and strategic assets, mainly through asset augmenting M&As.

China firm Mengniu to buy dairy company in Australia for $407m

China Mengniu Dairy Co Ltd is buying Australia’s Lion Dairy and Drinks from Japan’s Kirin Foods for A$600 million ($407 million), making it the second acquisition by the Chinese dairy giant in Australia after it acquired infant formula milk provider Bellamy in September. Lion Dairy & Drinks Australia Pty Ltd is headquartered in Docklands, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Subsidiaries of Dairy Farmers & others.

In September, Mengniu said it had made a buyout offer for Australian infant formula producer Bellamy in a deal valued at $1 billion, to further penetrate the infant formula and food market while expanding its reach overseas. This month, the Australian government approved Mengniu’s takeover of Bellamy’s Australia Ltd. China’s dairy industry has been expanding its reach in global markets in recent years, with Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group, the largest dairy producer in China and Asia, prioritizing global dairy resource security capacity and a management team with global vision. In August, Yili acquired New Zealand’s second-largest dairy cooperative Westland Cooperative Dairy Co Ltd after finally clearing all the regulatory hurdles. Yili acquired Oceania Dairy Group of New Zealand in 2013. It has since invested approximately $660 million in establishing milk powder, infant formula and UHT production lines for the Oceania region.

Mengniu Dairy Co Ltd is a 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. Mengniu Dairy Co. PLC registered office in Cayman Islands, and is headquartered in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, China (corporate headquarters). Founded in 1995.

Chinese firm NetEase acquires stake in Canadian game developer

NetEase Games, the online games division of NetEase Inc, announced on recently that it has acquired a strategic minority stake in Behaviour Interactive Inc, Canada’s largest independent video game developer. Following this investment, Montreal-based Behaviour will continue to operate independently under the leadership of its president and executive producer, Remi Racine. NetEase Games will nominate a director to Behaviour’s Board.

“NetEase’s investment validates the reputation for excellence and efficiency we have built in the online games sector over the last 27 years,” said Racine. “As an industry leader in online games, NetEase brings highly reputable R&D and operational capabilities and experience that we believe will drive sustainable, long-term growth well into the future”. “NetEase is pleased to further develop our relationship with Behaviour, an online games pioneer and a leader of the asymmetrical battle arena genre,” said Ethan Wang, vice-president of NetEase, in a press release. “We look forward to leveraging Behaviour’s deep passion and expertise to enhance our R&D efforts and deliver even more exciting new products to players worldwide.”

NetEase, Inc. founded in 1997, is a Chinese Internet Technology Company providing online services centered on content, community, communications and commerce. The company was founded in 1997 by Ding Lei. NetEase develops and operates online PC and mobile games, advertising services, email services and e-commerce platforms in China. Behaviour Interactive Inc. founded in 1992, is a Canadian video game development studio specializing in the production of 2D and 3D action/ adventure games for home video game consoles, handheld game consoles and personal computers.

There is a List of Chinese Investors from China, 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