Chinese investors recent 5 major deals – investment opportunities

the List of Chinese Investors based in ChinaFeb. 19 – Chinese companies invest overseas mainly target three sectors in the next few years: infrastructure, TMT & financial services, according to survey Ernst & Young. Also, Europe and North America are the top two focus global regions for overseas investment by Chinese companies or Chinese investors in the future. Here are the Chinese investors recent 5 major deals – investments involving China.

China’s Ant Financial acquires int’l payment firm WorldFirst

Ant Financial, an Alibaba affiliate, announced on 14 Feb it has taken over UK-based international payments group WorldFirst, marking the most significant foreign fintech acquisition by the Chinese financial services company. Ant Financial, operator of the world’s leading payment platform Alipay, said in a statement that Alipay will work with WorldFirst to better serve global small businesses, promote inclusive finance and contribute to sustainable development in the world. WorldFirst, now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ant Financial, will continue to be headed by co-founder and CEO Jonathan Quin. The UK-headquartered company will continue its regulated business with global operations, including in the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong.

Quin wrote in a letter to its customers that the products and services of Alipay and WorldFirst are highly complementary and that WorldFirst will be able to offer even better products and services by becoming part of a larger group. “By combining WorldFirst’s award-winning currency account, international payments and currency exchange products with Ant Financial’s range of financial technology solutions, we will advance our shared aims of building the best global platform for international trade and bring fast and affordable services to individuals, small and medium-sized businesses and online merchants around the world,”

Chinese company HBIS agrees to buy 70% of Tata’s Southeast Asian steel projects

Chinese steelmaker HBIS Group agreed to buy 70 percent of Indian conglomerate Tata Steel’s projects in Southeast Asian countries on 28 Jan, which is considered a “smart move” to invest in this regional market by experts. HBIS, the world’s third-largest steelmaker by output, which is based in Hebei province, will take over Tata Steel’s projects in Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia, in order to maximize opportunities in the region on technology, channels and management.

The company didn’t disclose the detailed investment scale of the projects. Yu Yong, president of the group, said the company has seized the strategic opportunities in the steel industry’s recapitalization in recent years to implement its global arrangement. “Through the talks, we found that HBIS and Tata Steel share the same view on the world steel industry’s future, which is the foundation of our cooperation.” It’s not the first time that HBIS stepped into the overseas market through capital investment. In April 2016, HBIS spent 46 million euros ($52.5 million) to buy a steel factory in Serbia and realized a profit in several months. President Xi Jinping visited the steel factory in June 2016, saying that the project will bring jobs to the local community and improve the local’s living standards by reviving the steel factory.

HBIS will seize the opportunities offered by the growing steel demand in Southeast Asia, Yu said. Xu Xiangchun, information director and analyst with iron and steel industry consultancy mysteel.com, said Southeast Asia has been a popular destination for steel investment in recent years because of the large population and its fast economic growth. “It’s one of the fastest growing markets in the world,” Xu said. “However, building new steel production capacity may lead to oversupply risks since steel players in China, Japan and South Korea are all investing actively in the region. Plus, it will take much longer time.” “Thus, to enter the market through acquisition is effective and smart.”

According to mysteel.com, the steel shortage in Southeast Asia is around 100 million metric tons annually, and the region depends on imports. Xu added that due to the global oversupply in steel industry, there is a possibility that Southeast Asia can be affected by fast increasing investment. Cheng Binhong, deputy general manager of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China’s Investment Banking Department, said during the signing ceremony that as world-level steel companies, HBIS and Tata Steel have a major role in the different regions. TV Narendran, chief executive officer and managing director of Tata Steel, said he is confident that the steel projects in Southeast Asia will continue to grow in the future after the investment. “Tata Steel shares the same culture with HBIS and we will explore more cooperative possibilities in future,” he said. Late last year, he told the media that the first half of 2019 will be a strong period for the steel industry globally.

China’s Masterwork Group to become largest shareholder of German engineering company

China’s Masterwork Group has announced it intends to obtain an 8.46 percent stake of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) by way of cash subscription. The proposed investment, subject to approval by Heidelberg’s supervisory board, will make a wholly-owned subsidiary of Masterwork the largest shareholder of the German precision mechanical engineering company, according to Masterwork. With the issue price of the new shares set to be 2.68 euros ($3.06), the total investment will be worth about 68.99 million euros ($78 million). “We believe that the strategic investment will enhance our partnership and make contributions to the development of high-end equipment manufacturing in China as well as the world,” said Li Li, president of Masterwork.

The two sides have also signed a strategic cooperation agreement, aiming to accelerate their digital push in the packaging printing industry, according to Masterwork. “We are delighted that in Masterwork we are obtaining another long-term investor that firmly believes in the company’s innovative prowess, strategy, and potential for the future,” Heidelberg CEO Rainer Hundsdorfer said. Based in the Chinese city of Tianjin, Masterwork is China’s largest manufacturer of die-cutters and hot-foil embossing machines. Established in 1850, Heidelberg is a world-leading manufacturer of offset printing equipment.

Chinese company buys 60% stake in Peru port

COSCO Shipping Ports Ltd has reached an investment agreement with Volcan Compañía Minera SAA, a Peruvian polymetallic miner, to acquire 60 percent of its stake in Terminales Portuarios Chancay SA for $225 million. With an initial payment of $56 million, this deal was sealed in Davos, Switzerland, on Wednesday, the Chinese company said in a statement on 24 Jan. After the acquisition, Chancay terminal will become the first terminal project controlled by China COSCO Shipping Corp-the parent company of Hong Kong-headquartered COSCO Shipping Ports – in South America, as well as the group’s second greenfield port project invested overseas. Volcan is a Peruvian polymetallic miner engaged in the exploration and production of zinc, copper, gold, silver, and lead in Peru’s Sierra Central region. In addition to mining business, the company also operates ports, logistics companies and hydroelectric power plants in the country.

Located at Chancay Harbor in central Peru and about 58 kilometers from the country’s capital Lima, Chancay terminal boasts an exceptional geographic location and is connected with the economic center of Peru by convenient traffic. It is a natural deep-water harbor with a maximum of 16-meter water depth and is capable of meeting the needs of mega vessels. The construction of Chancay terminal includes multipurpose terminals, container terminals and related infrastructure facilities. Phase one of the terminal will have four berths, of which two are multipurpose berths, and two are container berths with a total annual designed capacity of one million TEU, or twenty-foot equivalent units-an industry measure of cargo capacity. Xu Lirong, chairman of China COSCO Shipping, said the business move in Peru, which covers the entire logistics industry chain, will not only embody the company’s coordinated development, but also inject vitality into target countries and regions.

After the acquisition, COSCO Shipping Ports and Volcan can fully utilize their resources and capabilities to jointly build Chancay terminal into a major gateway port in Peru. It will facilitate trade between Peru and China, and between China and Latin America while creating jobs, services and infrastructure investment opportunities, said Li Guanghui, vice-president of the Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation. Zhang Wei, vice-chairman of COSCO Shipping Ports, said the investment in Chancay terminal will enable the company to further extend its reach to South America. The terminal will also help cut Peru’s deficiency in port infrastructure. “The two companies will make full use of their advantages to build Chancay terminal into a key hub in South America, the most important logistics center on the Pacific coast, and a major platform that serves bilateral trade,” he said. COSCO Shipping Ports’ terminal portfolio covers the five main port regions on the Chinese mainland, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the Mediterranean. By the third quarter of 2018, it operated and managed 282 berths at 36 ports worldwide, of which 192 were for containers, with a total annual handling capacity of approximately 104 million TEU.

Chinese Investor Evergrande buys 51% of NEVS

Chinese property developer Evergrande Group has paid $930 million to gain a 51% stake in National Electric Vehicle Sweden, owner of the assets of bankrupt Saab Automobile AB. Chinese Investor Evergrande Group is China’s third-largest property developer by sales. The Group has bought control of the electric vehicle maker through its subsidiary Evergrande Health, bolstering Group founder’s ambition to diversify from real estate into the rapidly growing EV industry. The company already owns 31 % of Californian EV startup Faraday Futures after initially settling for 45% stake, but more about that later. The latest EV company that Evergrande has bought into, National Electric Vehicle Sweden, is itself entirely Chinese-owned despite having “Sweden” in its name. NEVS initial purchase of Saab bankrupt estate would have licensed the company to use the Saab brand and its griffin logo on vehicles assembled in China. Evergrande has been determined to expand into the EV market.

Connect with Chinese Investors for Potential Investment Opportunities

2019 is the year for start-ups team up with Chinese investors, there is a perfect environment for innovative high-tech entrepreneurs, and venture capitalists from China are ready taken on. A rapidly growing economy with 1.4 billion population, China presents massive business potentials to invest in start-ups, innovative high-tech entrepreneurs in the sectors of infrastructure, TMT, sports and tourism, agribusiness and financial services, there are leading Investors in China line up for start-ups. For those who are business owners looking for Chinese investors, or property firms looking for right venture capitalists from China, the List of Chinese Investors/Investment Firms Based in China is available upon request. Please contact DCCC– the organization assists foreign companies to connect with reliable Chinese Investors, email info@dccchina.org

Ornamental plants & flowers import to China – with Chinese importers

Chinese importers for ornamental plants & flowers Feb. 15 – China Ornamental Plants consumption is growing. According to a related study, over the next five years the flower and ornamental plants market will register a 6.3% CAGR in terms of revenue, the global market size will reach US$ 57400 million by 2024. China floral retail value to hit 100 billion RMB by 2020.China has become the largest consumption country of flowers and ornamental plants in the world. 

China Ornamental Plants Market

With rising trends of Chinese consumers taking up a more cultured lifestyle, their spending habits are moving beyond necessity consumer products. According to a related report, as Chinese economy continuing growth, the demand of high quality living standard is raising in China that also stimulates the consumption of flowers and ornamental plants for home decor and gardens. The average income and expenditure of the people have been increasing during the past decade, especially in the coastal cities in China. The consumption trend of horticultural plant and flower in China has reached not only the dynamic traditionally coastal cities to 2nd & 3rd tier cities, but also get into the remote local counties, districts, villages and towns like Yuna Dali areas. Parallel to this trend is more creative and diverse plant products have growth popular with clients. As indicated by a related report that with this trend of market consumption, some Chinese horticulture growers have started to focus on innovating and differentiating ornamental plant and flower products. Today, Chinese consumers are taking on a more sophisticated new lifestyle trends in greater numbers, mirrored in their spending on Ornamental Plants & Flowers. Growers in the house plants and gardens flowers horticultural industry should also be vigilant for new niche segments.

China Floral Retail Value is Projected to Hit RMB 100 Billion by 2020

China ornament plants and flowers market remains a great potential for traders, producers, growers, imports/ exports businesses, China floral retail value is projected to hit RMB 100 billion by 2020, according to China market insiders. Today, the imported fresh plants and flowers market in China looks ever brighter than decade before, and exceed its notable growth rates of the past years. For ornamental plants and flowers, with a population of nearly 1.4 billion, market opportunities in China is enormous, there are also many unexploited potentials in local China regions, mainly in the 2nd and 3rd Tier cities, in those local regions driven by rising disposable income, especially among an ever-expanding middle class are increasing appetite for foreign imported plants and flowers. Today, China is expected to import more than $30 trillion worth of goods and $10 trillion worth of services over the next 15 years, which accelerated China foreign trade with consumer goods in all aspects, including environmental friendly green plants and colorful flowers for home and public species decorations that’s an important part of consumption which is promoting healthy living environments. With the grander picture, China market is a stable source for global economic growth, comes to the seemingly minor sector of ornamental plants and flowers businesses, it can’t be overshadow by the bigger picture, seizing the chances from China market further opening up, import to China the green plants and flowers you are growing or producing, be a part of flora trading with China which projected to hit retail value 100 billion RMB by 2020.

China Ornamental Plants Industry Today

China’s ornamental plant and flower sectors make for billions market. Parallel to this growth is China’s rapidly expanding horticultural industry, which is projected to hit RMB 200 billion (US$29.56 billion) by 2020, according to China related market insider. The progress of Chinese horticultural industry stimulating the consumption of green plants, flowers and other interior home and public spaces decoration in China, ornamental plants and flowers has never been so attractive and profitable in today’s China’s horticulture industry. At the present time, China’s mass consumption of horticultural products is strongly rising, there appears more and more personalized consumption of ornamental plants and flowers in China. Today, China’s horticulture industry has greatly promoted the flower retail industry with more and more Chinese consumers got the chances to appreciate and enjoy the pleasure and scenery that green plants and colorful flowers bringing to their homes and public spaces. Further flourishing of China horticultural industry is combined with local plants retailer shops open up plant & flower training courses, skill customers to see flower management is a state of art, and to take the angle of art to manage the ornamental plants and flowers, in turn, these training courses (such as: floral arts, potted plant combinations, succulents’ combination and pressed flower crafts) have stimulated the progress of China’s ornamental plants industry. According to statistics, China has an average annual planting area growth rate of 1.05%, an average annual sales growth rate of 21% and an annual average exports growth rate of 28%.

China’s Foreign Trade in Ornamental Plants & Flowers

Parallel to other China’s consumer goods trade, today, China’s foreign trade in ornamental plants & flowers is a billion dollars business, it is still growing, and China has become the largest potential market of horticultural products. Nowadays, institutional consumption (larger buyers such as hotels, hospitals, shopping centers etc.) maintains the largest market share (85%) in the current flowers and ornamental plants in China, in addition, local Chinese landscape firms are the major retailers in the institutional ornamental plants market, there has been a massive demand for great quality and watering automatically ornamental plant In China local retail market, water-grown (hydroponic) plant is already popular in China market. Demand for higher quality plants and flowers are also on the rise in line with living standards. The number of industry wholesalers has been growing at an annualized rate of 3.2% to 4,049 in 2018. ACMR-IBISWorld forecasts that the plants and flowers imports and Wholesalers industry in China will continue growing steadily in the next five years (2019-2023).

Chinese Importers for Ornamental Plants and Flowers

China is the world’s level market, among other, in the category of consumer goods, ornamental plants and flowers imports to China is also growing, and it’s not surprising bigger business, China floral retail value 100 billion RMB by 2020 means that the China flora market offers plenty opportunities for producers, traders, growers and imports and exports companies around the global. The rise in demand as well as higher demand for quality and differentiated flowers is helping to push up imports. For international Ornamental Plants growers or producers, Ornamental Plants imports/exports companies attempt to seize the market opportunities in China, DCCC provides you with the right contact you search for right away. The List of Chinese Importers/Distributors for Ornamental Plants in China is available. Please contact DCCC– the organization assists foreign companies to connect with reliable Chinese importers, distributors for Consumers Goods, Food-Beverages. Email: info@dccchina.org

Secure space at the 2nd China International Import Expo 2019

Secure space at the 2nd China International Import Expo 2019Feb. 11 – Foreign small and medium-sized enterprises have shown strong interest in participating in the 2nd China International Import Expo (CIIE) 2019 in Shanghai, with more than 10,000 square meters of exhibition space booked. More than 30 overseas institutions which organize SMEs to attend and signed agreements on cooperation with the 2nd China International Import Expo 2019, according to the organizers.

China’s Large Market with a Population of nearly 1.4 Billion

The China’s large market with a population of nearly 1.4 billion, and China’s focus on promoting a new round of high-level opening-up. China is expected to import more than $30 trillion worth of goods and $10 trillion worth of services over the next 15 years, which is not only a stable source for global economic growth, but also an important opportunity for the development of companies from all countries around the global. The 2nd China International Import Expo – CIIE will be on November 2019 in Shanghai. up to now, more than 500 companies from about 40 countries and regions have confirmed participation in The 2nd China International Import Expo (CIIE), scheduled in early November 2019, including over 70 Fortune Global 500 firms and leading enterprises in various industries, according to Zhou Lingyan with the CIIE bureau. About 80% of the companies participated in The 1st China import expo in 2018, and most of them plan to expand their exhibition area in 2019, said Zhou. The 1st China import expo (CIIE) in 2018 made deals worth about 57.83 billion U.S. dollars. it is predicted that The 2nd China import expo (CIIE) in 2019 will seal much more worthy deals. Companies can apply for participation by themselves or via institutions such as chambers of commerce or trade associations.

French Sectors Anticipate 2nd China International Import Expo 2019

French politicians and companies are looking forward to the second China International Import Expo (CIIE) this year, after benefiting from attending the first one in Shanghai in 2018. “The China International Import Expo is not only a window opened by China for the import of products from all over the world, but also will play an active role in promoting the globalization of trade,” L’Oreal China CEO Stephane Rinderknech told Xinhua. Cosmetic Group L’Oreal and Lesaffre Group hope to further develop the Chinese market. France played an important role during the 1st CIIE. Minister of Agriculture Didier Guillaume, representing French President Emmanuel Macron, led a delegation of about 100 people and 69 French companies to the expo, which featured more than 10,000 square meters of booth area and a total turnover of $1.55 billion. “China International Import Expo is one of the most important trade activities in the world and will be an indispensable event in future world trade,” former French Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin stated, He expects that French enterprises participating in the CIIE will be able to achieve better turnover and export more high-quality goods to China. In 2018, the bilateral trade volume between China and France surpassed $60 billion for the first time, with a 15.5 percent increase compared with the year before.

Australia Accepts Invitation to 2nd China International Import Expo 2019

Although the inaugural China International Import Expo (CIIE) took place just one month ago in Shanghai, the wheels are already in motion to make the second event even bigger, and for Aussie exporters looking to grow their market share in China. With the success of the first expo that came together in early November under the theme of “New Era, Shared Future,” more than 3,600 exhibitors from all over the world gathered to establish a better platform for international trade and investment. At the forefront of this push to promote stable global growth, over 200 Aussie brands were on show in Shanghai, making Australia’s presence at the event the sixth largest in size and the third biggest in terms of the number of products. As the two-way trade between China and Australia continues growing, well-known organizations like Metcash, Australia Post, Swisse and Blackmores were a major part of the first CIIE. But for some smaller outfits, the event was an opportunity to debut in China and begin their inroad into the bountiful Chinese consumer market with products like fresh produce, meat, diary, wine, healthcare and renewable energy considered to be huge potential areas of growth for Aussie companies to the Chinese market with a population of 1.4 billion.

Pakistan to Participate in 2nd China International Import Expo 2019

Pakistan has formally been invited to participate in the second China International Import Expo (CIIE) which is scheduled to be held in early November in Shanghai. According to sources, the import expo will provide an opportunity to Pakistani manufacturers and producers to display their products at the expo in a bid to enhance exports to China. China has granted “Guest of honour” status to Pakistan to ensure provision of maximum possible benefits to the business community of Pakistan. Pakistan had also participated in the last year’s expo where many Pakistani companies showcased their products.

5 categories best sales imported packaged food in China

5 major categories best sales imported packaged food in China with Chinese importers Jan. 29 – China packaged food market has shown continued strong growth. According to Euromonitor International, sales volume of packaged food in China reached some RMB1, 577 billion in 2017; China’s economy keeps bringing GDP growth to 6.5% in 2018 and 6.3% in 2019. With food sales forecast China continued to drive packaged food in 2019.

5 Major Categories Packaged Food under Chinese Consumers’ Attention

There are five major categories packaged foods come upon the attention of majority Chinese consumer’s attention. Packaged food consumption in China keeps growing which is in line with increasing food and drinks consumption in general; there are literally uncountable packaged food and drinks on sales in the local Chinese super market. However, there is a major focus on packaged food sales in China which are under five major categories, they represent the majority of Chinese consumers shopping list. The number one focus is on the category of “dairy products” packaged food; The number two focus is on the category of “seasoning products and sauces” packaged food; The number three focus is on the category of “snacks” packaged food; The number four focus is on the category of “grains, oils and dried products” packaged food; and the number five focus is on the category of “convenience food, including chilled and frozen food” packaged food. Among these five major categories packaged foods sales in China, the new trend shown that the various “snacks” and “convenience food, including chilled and frozen food” are the champions which come upon the attention of majority Chinese consumer’s attention. Packaged food sales in China provide business opportunities for international related industries and trading imports/exports companies.

Packaged Food Value Sales in China Growth Intensified

Among others, the biggest winner is the categories of “snacks food”. With major snacks food like nuts and fruit snacks in attractive packaging design, convenient, handy packaged size and right volume for carrying are popular among Chinese consumers, and packaged food sales in China market with small amount /right volume, distinct pack size for one time consumption is an innovative tend. As indicated by a related report, packaged food in China market, like snacks to continue to record strong growth; the popular size for snack foods, such as 25g-pack mixed nuts and fruit snacks in smaller pack sizes, and are suitable for individual consumption on a daily basis, easier maintaining the freshness of products, Individual pack sizes are increasingly popular among Chinese consumers, and also packaged food in China strong retail value growth for NH olive oil. The report further indicates that robust volume and value growth of NH olive oil credited to increasing popularity of the product and a price surge in the past years. Chinese traditional philosophy believed that “illness finds its way through the mouth”, which revealed in today’s Chinese consumers’ choice and select packaged food new trend. The Chinese market is keeping a nonstop growth in packaged food due to speedy urbanization and growing incomes. Sales of packaged food in China show strong growth, however also benefiting from the concept of healthy diet and increasingly busy consumer lifestyles, with various becoming more willing to pay for convenience. This tendency was also due to an expanding mid-income group; with increase in this group changes in shopping channels are impacting the development of the packaged food market.

Import Packaged Food Products to China with Chinese Importers

Imported packaged food products in China is not new topic any more, Chinese consumers prefer select imported food and beverages, and Chinese consumer’s perceptions of imported packaged food products have impact on packaged food producers, packaged food imports, exports in China and on international food producers, importers/exporters at large. Nowadays, Imported packaged food in China mainly are chocolate, coffee, beef, pork, poultry, frozen meat, seafood, poultry products, oats product and oats meals, bio-foods, biscuits, snacks food, high protein bar, bottled mineral drinking water, alcoholic beverages, honey, breakfast cereal, seafood, dairy, fruit & vegetables, tree nuts and kernels, wine & beer, food ingredients and pet food, even potted plants and flowers, etc. The quality, packaging and price play an important role with imported packaged food in China. Chinese consumers’ general view on imported foods: flavorsome, nutritional, better quality, attractive packaging, but high in prices. A related survey indicated that more than one-third Chinese consumers purchased more imported food than domestics ones in the past, contribute to more than others of imported food purchase by value. With growing numbers of Chinese consumers embracing a more active and healthy lifestyle, China packaged food market opens up enormous opportunities for importing consumer goods to China. Today, the country’s food beverages sectors make for a multi-billion business, Parallel to this growth is China’s rapidly expanding urbanization, including packaged food and beverages, imported foreign goods would amount to US$30 trillion over next 15 years, according to China international import expo. DCCC– the organization assists foreign companies to connect with reliable Chinese importers, distributors for Consumers Goods, Food-Beverages. To discover the China market opportunities, the List of Chinese Importers for Packaged Food is available. For further information, please email info@dccchina.org

China pet market trend | Pet number growth | pet food booming | imports

China pet market trend-pet food imports to China Jan. 25 – China present a significant opportunity for pet food companies. China market is at a critical juncture where the demand for high-quality pet food is growing rapidly. Today China revenue in the Pet Food segment amounts to US$771m in 2019. The market is expected to grow annually by 4.6% (CAGR 2019-2021), according to statista. China presents a significant opportunity for pet food and pet care companies.

Where Have the Most Pets in China?

The number of pet is growing in China, because the Chinese pet owner is growing too. The question is where are they? According to China pet association discovered that China pet owners often live nearby the coastline developed provinces and bigger cities in China, such as: Shanghai (12.4%), Beijing ( 11.2), Guangdong (10.1), Jiangsu (8.1%), Shandong (7.8), Zhejiang (5.3%), Hebei (4.7%), Fujian (4.7%), Henan (3.6%), and Hubei (2.9%), etc., China is a large country to cover but most pet owners are still concentrated on the east-cost. Why is that? Simply, it sits in the nature, where is water, where is animals. Those provinces and bigger cities in China are close to the sea water, close to the nature, it is the tradition of local residents to raise all sort of animals, mainly dog, cat, but birds, gold fish included. China pet concentrated regions made targeting the market easier, and made the pet business easier to focus, but competitive as well. One thing is for sure that the distance Beijing-Guangzhou is similar to Stockholm-Rome, or Chicago-Miami, which stimulate imaginations how broad and wider the China pet business it is.

What the Pet Business Worth in China?

In less than 10 years’ time, the pet market in China growing out of nothing till today’s multimillion dollar business, it is a phenomenal development, it is an anther China miracle – rich expressed in every angles, including pet welcomed in the households. Today, China has over 38 million family owned cats and dogs, 80, million fishes. It costs 2,580RMB ($420) for a luxury pet photo session; it cost 500 RMB ($80) for one hour training session for a dog. The China pet business has reached 4.5 billion yuan last year, with domestic and export sales of about 60 billion yuan. The number of Chinese pet food has increased 100% between 2007 and 2014. Annual growth for China pet food in 2019 will reach +9% on average; premium dog food +13%; premium cat food +10%. Within China pet market, however, how about China pet food and pet care industry, as China insiders indicate that at present China’s pet industry is not yet a mature, but it is rising, it must be better regulated for pet care industry and pet food demand and supply, streamline of foreign pet food and pet care products imports to China.

How Many Pet Food Dealers/Distribution Channels in China

With Chinese pet owners increasing awareness of brands, competing for better service rather than price, personalized high-end services and products are welcomed, and focus on quality become a trend. Pet food sells best in China, about 67% of total sales amount, among which dry food sells 39%, wet food 7% and snacks 21%. In Beijing along, there are about 30 agents; 20 high-end pet food and pet accessories stores; besides there are two bigger standard pet markets: “Beijing Aisida Pet Market”, “Beijing Oriental Xin Pet Paradise”, totally nearly 400 retailers in both pet local market, each retailer occupied 80 square meters average, 1500 square meters the largest. Within Shanghai present market situation, there are about pet food 50 agents, and two standard pet markets: “Beiqiao Huaboyuan Market of Shanghai”, and “Honghang Flower and Bird Market of Shanghai”. in Shanghai both local pet related markets, there are total about 600 retailers: 60 square meters average, 2700 square meters the largest, besides there are also have 20 high-end pet food and pet care stores with luxurious decoration, satisfying environment and service, plus 5 pet care chain stores.

How to Connect With Local Dealers for Pet Food/Pet Care Products in China?

With the increase of pets number, and the deepening development of China pet market, there’s a growing demand for quality and healthy pet food and pet care products or services, Chinese consumers nowadays are more value quality products, imported pet food and pet care, even pet toy items becomes popular, and in raising demand. In principle, China market of pets is divided into categories of dog, cat, aquatic animal, rabbit, and hamster and other small pets, reptile and bird. Dog and cat, with a percentage of 56% and 18% respectively, rank No. 1 and No. 2. They are followed by hamster and other small pets, bird and reptile. Those entire pet needed to be fed, pet food sales in China reported to reach $2.2 billion USD, China present a significant opportunity for pet food companies. For international pet food producers, pet food imports/exports companies and pet care items producers attempt to seek the market opportunities in China, DCCC connects you with China market right away, and there is a List of Chinese Importers for Pet Food and Pet Care Products available. Please contact with DCCC – the organization assists foreign companies to connect with reliable Chinese importers, distributors for Consumers Goods, Food-Beverages. Email info@dccchina.org

Chinese demand drives Aussie wine exports to 2 bln USD in 2018

Chinese demand drives Aussie wine exports to 2 bln USD in 2018 Jan. 23 – The value of Australia’s wine exports grew 10% to 2.82 billion Australian dollars (2 billion U.S. dollars) in 2018 with China again leading the way, data has revealed. Wine Australia on Tuesday night announced that 94 million nine-liter cases of Australian wine were sold around the world in 2018, up 5% from 2017. Red wine remained the biggest seller and now accounts for 76% of Australia’s total wine exports.

China was not only the biggest buyer of Australian wine, but also the fastest growing market with exports to the nation, including Hong Kong and Macau, worth 1.14 billion Australian dollars (812 million U.S. dollars); an 18 percent increase from 2017. However, despite China spending almost three times as much as any other country on Australian wine, Britain still imported the highest volume. “We’re in a really strong position in China, in terms of the continuing trade’s appreciation for what Australian wine has to offer across all our price points, so we have a really solid platform of what we’re taking to market there,” Andreas Clark, chief executive officer of Wine Australia, told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) on Tuesday night. “It’s a really strong premium story that is getting traction in our major markets and it’s where we need to play in the longer term. “An interesting figure, which always brings it into a bit of perspective, is that 22 million glasses of Australian wine is consumed by our global customers every day.”

The export volume of wines worth between 100 and 200 Australian dollars (71-142 U.S. dollars) per bottle grew 92 percent, comfortably the strongest growth by any price point. The United States remained the second most lucrative market for Australian wines despite the value of exports to the country falling 5 percent to 425 million Australian dollars (302 million USD). The value of exports to other major markets including Britain, Canada, New Zealand, Singapore and Japan all rose by at least 12 percent.

Chinese consumers demand for imported wine still rising. China market shown tremendous growth import alcoholic beverages, red wine imports to China gains momentum,  For the List of Chinese Importers and Distributors for Alcoholic Beverages is available upon request, please contact DCCC or email to: info@dccchina.org

Shell krijgt oliehandelsvergunning in China | Nieuwsbericht | DCCC

Shell krijgt oliehandelsvergunning in China | Nieuwsbericht | DCCCJan. 17 – Shell heeft een vergunning gekregen in China om te kunnen handelen in olieproducten. Dat meldt de Chinese nieuwssite Jiemian. Shell China mag met de vergunning die producten voor Chinese bedrijven gaan aan- en verkopen. Het is voor het eerst dat Shell zo’n vergunning heeft gekregen in China, aldus Jiemian.

Nieuwe deals Chinees oliebedrijf en Shell – Het staatsoliebedrijf China National Offshore Oil Corporation (Cnooc) heeft nieuwe overeenkomsten gesloten met Shell en andere buitenlandse concerns. Het gaat om samenwerkingen waarbij wordt gezocht naar olie- en gasvelden rond de monding van de Parelrivier in de Zuid-Chinese Zee.

De samenwerkingsdeals worden gezien als een stap van Peking om het Aziatische land verder open te stellen voor buitenlandse ondernemingen. De Chinese president Xi Jinping heeft de afgelopen jaren geregeld beloofd minder belemmeringen op te werpen voor buitenlandse investeringen.

Naast Shell tekende Cnooc ook overeenkomsten met de Amerikaanse oliebedrijven Chevron en ConocoPhillips en het Franse Total. De samenwerkingen kunnen volgens Cnooc worden uitgebreid naar andere gebieden. Daarbij wordt ook gedacht aan andere activiteiten dan exploratie.

AkzoNobel zet stap in China

AkzoNobel zet stap in ChinaAkzoNobel heeft het minderheidsbelang van Swire Industrial Limited in de samenwerking AkzoNobel Swire Paints (ANSP) overgenomen. Daarmee heeft het verfbedrijf het volledige eigendom verkregen, zo werd donderdag bekendgemaakt. Financiële details werden niet verstrekt.

Akzo had sinds 1989 het meerderheidsbelang in het samenwerkingsverband voor decoratieve verven. Met de deal versterkt AkzoNobel naar eigen zeggen zijn leidende positie in de Chinese markt. ANSP produceert en distribueert de verven voornamelijk onder het merk Dulux. Er zijn productiefaciliteiten gevestigd in Guangzhou, Shanghai, Langfang en Chengdu.

Ook Swire geeft in een verklaring geen verkoopsom prijs. Wel voorziet de onderneming op de verkoop van het belang een boekwinst van 2,7 miljard Hongkong dollar. Dat is omgerekend bijna 304 miljoen euro.

Nedap met Chinese bedrijven in big data

Nedap met Chinese bedrijven in big dataOndertekening overeenkomst tussen Nedap en Yangxing.

Nedap livestockmanagement uit Groenlo gaat intensief samenwerken met de Chinese varkensproducent Yangxiang en het Chinese IT-bedrijf Yingzi. Doel is om in de varkenshouderij diensten en toepassingen te creëren op basis van data.

Het gaat concreet om twee gebieden – we leggen de voeropname en de groei vast van vleesvarkens en ontwikkelen een tool om dat steeds efficiënter te doen. En bij dragende zeugen doen we in feite hetzelfde: ook daar leggen we de voeropname en de resultaten vast om de resultaten te verbeteren”, legt strategic business-developer Gerard Weijers van Nedap uit.

De samenwerking werd op de recente Eurotier in Hannover beklonken – Nedap en Yangxing werken al bijna drie jaar samen. Het Chinese bedrijf is van oorsprong een mengvoederfabriek, die zich is gaan toeleggen op de varkenshouderij. Nedap leverde aan het bedrijf al enkele jaren diermanagementsystemen. Yangxing ging in 2017 een samenwerking aan met het Chinese IT-bedrijf Yingzi om de vergaarde data van de varkenshouderij beter te kunnen gaan interpreteren en toe te passen.

Efficiëntie verbeteren – Door de driehoekssamenwerking wordt het individuele diermanagement en de monitoring nog verder versterkt en verfijnd. Dat geldt voor de hele keten van voeding, groei, gezondheid en vruchtbaarheid. “Nedap is al zo’n tien jaar actief in China en nu kunnen we onze varkensproductiemethode verder doorontwikkelen in een markt die steeds meer professionaliseert en waar de efficiëntie nog flink kan verbeteren”, aldus Weijers. De samenwerking is niet exclusief. Dat betekent dat de resultaten op diermanagementgebied ook voor andere varkensproducenten beschikbaar komen.

Uiteindelijk positief uitwerken – De huidige crisis in de Chinese varkenshouderij door de flink uitdijende Afrikaanse varkenspest (AVP) is volgens Weijers ‘vervelend’ maar zal uiteindelijk positief uitwerken, zo verwacht hij. “Door de AVP zal de structuur van de varkenssector in China verbeteren en zal er meer aandacht komen voor biosecurity. Daar wordt de sector uiteindelijk sterker van.”

Chinese bedrijfsleven minder overnames gedaan dan de Japanse

Japanse bedrijfsleven meer overnames gedaan dan de ChineseJapan heeft nog 900 miljard dollar voor overnames. Japanse bedrijfsleven meer overnames gedaan dan de Chinese. Voor het eerst sinds 2012 heeft het Japanse bedrijfsleven méér overnames gedaan dan de Chinese concurrenten.

De Japanners deden meer dan 1000 buitenlandse overnames, voor in totaal 191 miljard dollar. De verwachting is dat ze dit jaar ook gaan winnen, want ze hebben volgens Bloomberg nog zo’n 900 miljard dollar aan cash en de Chinese bedrijven zullen ook dit jaar meer moeite hebben om überhaupt buiten de landsgrenzen te kopen.

De Chinese regering heeft veel bedrijven onder toezicht gesteld, omdat ze vanwege overnames veel te grote schulden zijn aangegaan.

Het bekendste voorbeeld is Anbang, moederbedrijf van het Nederlandse Actiam. Daar is de leiding nog steeds in handen van de regering.

Norinchukin Bank Will Locate its New European Office in Amsterdam in 2019

Norinchukin Bank Will Locate its New European Office in Amsterdam in 2019Japanese bank chooses Amsterdam in response to Brexit and to strengthen its business in Europe. The Norinchukin Bank, one of Japan’s largest and oldest financial institutions, will locate its new European office in Amsterdam in 2019. The bank announced that it is making the move in response to the anticipated Brexit and other changes in the economic environment in Europe.

The purpose of the new Amsterdam subsidiary is to strengthen its business in Europe, Norinchukin indicates in an official statement. The Dutch office will mainly focus on asset management and project financing. It is expected to employ around 30 people.

Confirms the Netherlands’ status as financial center of Europe -Jeroen Nijland, Commissioner at the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA) stated: ‘It is good news that Norinchukin has chosen the Netherlands as its base for operating in the European financial markets. The choice for the Netherlands confirms our status as the financial center of Europe.’ According to the NFIA, Norinchukin will be in good company of other international players such as MUFG Bank, ICBC, MarketAxess, and Dutch companies such as Adyen.

One of world’s largest banks – Established in 1923, the Norinchukin Bank is one of Japan’s largest and oldest banks and one of the 40 largest banks in the world. Headquartered in Tokyo, Norinchukin has for decades been an active investor on Wall Street where it is known as Japan’s largest hedge fund.

Norinchukin focus for Europe – Norinchukin Bank is a cooperative institution and in its home market it is primarily focused on the agricultural sector. According to the Financieel Dagblad, Norinchukin is the largest provider of loans to agri-businesses in Japan. In 2015, Norinchukin closed a strategic alliance with Rabobank of the Netherlands.

In London, Norinchukin has operated primarily in asset management. The Amsterdam office is expected to have a broader scope of services, the Financieel Dagblad reports. The opening date of the Amsterdam office will be announced at a later date.

Alcoholic beverages – China market shown tremendous growth import

Alcoholic beverages - China market shown tremendous growth importJan. 15 – Craft beer has become a trendy term in China, imported craft beer have shown substantial growth in recent years. Today, beer sales in China also rose greatly, with a 34% growth year-on-year, at $84 million. China alcoholic drink market showing an increased interest in imported alcohol beverages which is projected revenue in the beer segment amounts to US$57,212m in 2019, according to statista.

China Drinks/Beverages Market Substantial Growth

China is one of the most dynamic sensational markets in the world in terms of growth imports of food and drinks. Chinese market, drinks and cocktails beverages have shown tremendous growth in 2018. The analysis shows that beer sales in China also rose greatly, with a 34% growth year-on-year, at $84 million. The price of beer also increased by 8%. Among others, Budweiser beer was a large part of the growth, showing an increased interest in imported beverages. Parallel to this growth is China’s rapidly expanding craft beer market, which is projected to hit US$57,212m in 2019, according to statista. Canned cocktail sales are also on continuing rising, it is reported that canned cocktail has already rose by a huge 56.6% in 2018. According to a related report by the Financial Times estimated that sales of whisky were also rising in China, The China Landscapes 2018 report by the Wine Intelligence shows that imported wine figures continue to grow in China and now amount to over 40% of the wine consumed domestically. With the world’s largest population, China beverages consumption and enlarged drinks categories are getting longer and larger. China dink market brings exciting opportunities for beverages importers and manufactures and imports/exports companies.

The Perspective of Alcoholic Drinks – China in 2019 and Beyond

Alcoholic drinks, besides beer market growth in China, there are other parallel alcoholic drinks also indicates that China alcohol consumption is rapidly expanding, such as: spirits, wine, cider, Perry & rice wine, etc., according to statista. As for the perspective of Alcoholic Drinks China market 2019-2021, China Revenue in the Alcoholic Drinks market amounts to US$293,508m in 2019. The market is expected to grow annually by 2.5% (CAGR 2019-2021). The market’s largest segment is the segment Spirits with a market volume of US$196,547m in 2019. In global comparison, most revenue is generated in China (US$293,508m in 2019). Be specific, China revenue in the Spirits segment amounts to US$196,547m in 2019. The market is expected to grow annually by 2.9% (CAGR 2019-2021). In global comparison, most revenue is generated in China (US$196,547m in 2019). Furthermore, China Revenue in the Wine segment amounts to US$25,263m in 2019. The market is expected to grow annually by 5.0% (CAGR 2019-2021). In addition, China Revenue in the Cider, Perry & Rice Wine segment amounts to US$14,487m in 2019. The market is expected to grow annually by 2.2% (CAGR 2019-2021). In global comparison, most revenue is generated in China (US$14,487m in 2019).

Imported Classic Craft Beer is more Competitive Alcoholic Drinks in China

Classic craft beer is more competitive alcoholic drinks in China, and attracts more sales, import and foreign investment. “Craft beer” is a trendy phases for beer consumers in China, particularly in searching online “craft beer” goes far front, that’s something to do with more Chinese consumers taste foreign craft beer and accepted flavors differences, imported classic craft beer became trendy drink and popular among Chinese younger beer lovers. Today, imported beer shown substantial growth in China which showed more competitive than the local ones, new lifestyle trends boost imports craft beer to China, as China craft beer insider predicting to see a 30% growth in the beer market until 2020. It’s worth to mention, Panda Brew whose sale of distinctly flavored brews has tripled for some years with his products in more than 60 cities in local China. This is along with Dutch Heineken beer in China which focuses on sale of premium craft beer in China market, Heineken has increased its strength with its more expensive offerings, and increased investment in China beer sector, in 2018, Dutch Heineken signed billions deal with the largest beer brewer in China. The deal with China Resources Beer (CR Beer) costs Heineken in total over 1.9 billion euros. Heineken focus on the sale of premium beer in China through an agreement with China Resources Beer (CR Beer). As for whisky and wine consumption in China, the strategies of foreign alcohol drinks enter China market are different, but the goal is the same, to sale more alcohol drinks to Chinese consumers in China, a report by the Financial Times projected that sales of whisky were also rising in China; The related China Landscapes 2018 report shows that imported wine figures continue to grow in China and now amount to over 40% of the wine consumed domestically.

Chinese Importers and Distributors Alcohol Beverages

In China. The Alcoholic Drinks market includes all alcoholic beverages that are produced by fermentation or distillation. The market here is divided into four main segments: Beer, Spirits, Wine and ‘Cider, Perry and Beer Mix Drinks’. Among others, the biggest players in this field are Anheuser-Busch InBev, Heineken and Diageo. As related report Food & Drink indicated that the strong spirit, which is categorized in terms of aroma is widely consumed in China, always a staple at business dinners, weddings, and events. With craft beer, according to a consulting firm, in 2018, there were three best sellers for craft beer in China with top volume, namely: Corona imported from Mexico; “Hoegaarden” is a Belgian Witbier style beer brewed by Brouwerij van Hoegaarden in Hoegaarden, Belgium; and “Trappistes Rochefort” imported from Belgium. There is a bright sight and better chances over alcohol beverages, craft beer in particular import to China in the near future. The China market overall demand for beer from in 2020 is expected to reach 49 million kilolitres, plus, the Chinese customs have simplified import procedures to further facilitated import alcohol beverages through Free Trade Zones in China, according to the consulting firm. To discover the China market opportunities in Beverages, spirits and beer (HS:22) with Chinese Importers, and making enter China market easier, DCCC– the organization assists foreign companies to connect with reliable Chinese importers, distributors for Consumers Goods, Food-Beverages. DCCC provides you with the information you search for right away, The List of Chinese Importers for Alcohol Beverages is available. For further information, please email info@dccchina.org.

Dairy products noticeable growth in China | Chinese importers

Chinese Importers for Dairy ProductsJan. 9 – Dairy products, including milk, yogurt cheese/butter have been more appreciated in China recent years. As the source of a great variety of nutrients, dairy products are benefit the health of the younger, and older. According to a related research, the China market for ultra-high temperature processing (UHT) yogurt has been expanding rapidly which ranked as one of most welcome dairy product in China now.

Consumers Are More in Tune with Options of Nutrition Dairy Products in China

China is not only the most important market in the world, but also offers great support in policies for the development of dairy products in China, such as: new UTH milk (cow milk, goat milk etc.), UHT yogurt/probiotic drinks, refrigerated yogurt/probiotic drinks, refrigerated milk (cow milk, goat milk etc.), adult milk power and cheese/butter. China’s dairy food and beverage innovation and entrepreneurship environment is full of vitality, Lately Chinese authorities has proved a number of dairy producers for supplying dairy products to China market, which provides good opportunities for foreign dairy products companies investment and imports. China has made international import and trade part of its national development strategy, and the environment for importing to China has already taken up the lead, citing China’s efforts in policy, as well as enhanced support and investment and import in the area of purchasing of foreign goods. As 2018 China International Import Expo indicated that over the next 15 years, China’s total purchase of foreign goods would amount to US$30 trillion, while its purchase of services would reach US$10 trillion in the same period. With dairy food and beverage products, China market contains enormous potentials as health and wellness claiming to the front line in Chinese daily life, consumers are more in tune with the options of the nutrition and well-being, among others; dairy products become one of food items for China imports in recent years. There are some dairy producers, international dairy imports/exports businesses, tuned the market to hear the message.

The Most Popular Dairy products in China Market – UHT Milk in Demand

China market demand for imported quality milk is not new phenomenon. For years, a variety series of dairy products, with varying of nutritional functions, has been imported to the China market due to great demand among different age groups of Chinese consumers. According to a related report, the consumption rate of dairy products has been on the rise, among diverse sorts of dairy products, UHT milk is the most popular one. UHT yogurt / probiotic drinks is not only available in a varied choice of fresh tastes and innovative packing, but also provides more nutrients for children. Among others, advertising and promotion dairy products attracted more purchasers of children dairy products in China, you know the reason here: it is in the nature calling, parents always are willing to spend more on their children, especially under Chinese modern family structure, one child per family, the only child is in the center of cared for adequate, balanced nutrition. Therefore, dairy products have attracted younger parents’ consumers in China. As Chinese consumers have become more familiar with lifestyles changing, demand for imported quality food (including nutritional food, like breakfast and other convenient meals) is claiming up the sales, with Baking industry consumer trends and food, prepared cake, backing industry further growth in China, food ingredients for baking, cheese and butter also has in turn boosted the demand.

How to Connect With Related Chinese Importers?

With economic further development, China is the most important market in the world, from year to year, there are more foreign imports/exports companies and producers try to find China chance, preparing to enter China market. As food and beverages, particularly dairy products businesses is one of main imports products in China, connect with the right Chinese imports has become an issue. DCCC– the organization assists foreign companies to connect with reliable Chinese importers, distributors for Consumers Goods, Food-Beverages. DCCC provides you with the information you search for right away. For international pet food producers, pet food imports/exports companies try to discover the market opportunities in China; the List of Chinese Importers/distributes for Dairy Products is available. For further information, please email info@dccchina.org.

Rising meat imports | China starts importing meat from Kazakhstan

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

Meat in China

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

China Starts Importing Meat Products from Kazakhstan

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

China’s Meat Imports Could Rise Even Further

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

Substantial Volume of Pig Meat Imports to China

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