China’s Fosun to bid for UK’s Thomas Cook– likely corporate deal

China's Fosun and UK's Thomas Cook likely bid dealMay. 9 – Chinese conglomerate Fosun International is considering a bid for all or part of United Kingdom-based travel company Thomas Cook, according to reports. Fosun is understood to be one of a number of potential bidders that have held preliminary talks with Thomas Cook, which is the UK’s oldest travel company.

Discussions are in the early stages and any potential takeover would be months down the line, according to Sky News, which first reported the developments.  Sky News named New York City-headquartered investment company KKR and Swedish private equity firm EQT as two other interested parties.

Thomas Cook is the world’s longest-running tour operator, established in 1841. Initially founded as a railway service, the company now has 22,000 staff serving 19 million customers a year in 16 countries. The company runs its own airline and operates nearly 600 high-street travel stores around the UK. Last year, the company suffered heavy losses, brought on by an increasingly competitive travel market and a summer heatwave that saw fewer Brits go abroad on holiday.

In November, Thomas Cook announced pre-tax losses of 163 million pounds ($211 million) for 2018, compared with profits of 9 million pounds the previous year. Thomas Cook put its airline up for sale earlier this year when it also announced the closure of 21 UK stores and the loss of 300 jobs. The company’s chief executive, Peter Fankhauser, said 2018 had been a “disappointing year”. “The UK was particularly hard hit with very high levels of promotional activity coming on top of an already competitive market for holidays to Spain,” Fankhauser said when he issued the profit warning in November.

Thomas Cook and Fosun have already partnered in China, where they established a joint venture in January. That deal involves building two hotels, including a Chinese branch of the British travel company’s Casa Cook chain. The hotels will be constructed by Fosun and managed by Thomas Cook.

Fosun has made notable investments in the UK in recent years. It purchased Premier League soccer club Wolverhampton Wanderers for 45 million pounds in 2016. And, last year, Fosun affiliate Resolution Property bought four floors of the Royal Exchange building in the City of London for 45 million pounds. Fosun is also focusing on building out its tourism portfolio. Its travel arm, Fosun Tourism, took control of major French holiday group Club Med in 2015. And last week, Fosun’s venture capital branch, Fosun RZ Capital, led a $6.75 million Series A investment round in Splitty, an online hotel booking startup based in Israel. The largest-ever acquisition of a British travel company by a Chinese buyer happened in 2016, when Ctrip took control of Edinburgh-based flight booking company Skyscanner in a $1.7 billion deal. For the List of Chinese Companies Invested in the UK is available, to find out more, please email to: info@dccchina.org

Chinese companies invested in France – Sino-French commercial deals

Chinese companies invested in FranceApr. 25 – Chinese companies invested in France are getting boosted in 2019 by adding one more key player – Microport, specializes in “pace makers” and defibrillators health and medical equipment. With an additional 350 million euros investment to its R&D center in Clamart in the Hauts-de-Seine area. Statistics indicates that France ranks No. 5 position in China invests in Europe.

Under the France’s Initial «Choose France ! »

It’s still too early to conclude the overall result of the France’s initial «Choose France! », however, there were some positive signs of new foreign investments for 2019 in France announced. According to a related report, among others, the leading the list of investors is: Microport. Procter & Gamble, Mars and Transpod all publicized additional investment in France. With several million euros investment in its R&D in Clamart in the Hauts-de-Seine area France, the Chinese company Microport lead the list of investors. Other key foreign investments in France announced for 2019 were:

  • The American agri-food group Mars announced investments of 120 million euros in eight of the sites it has in France. Of this amount, €70 million will be allocated to the Haguenau plant in Lorraine.
  • The consumer goods group Procter & Gamble will invest €50 million in a new production line for laundry and cleaning products in Amiens.
  • Another step forward for the Regions, but already announced this fall, Canada’s Transpod will invest €20 million to build a 3 km test line in Haute-Vienne for the Hyperloop high-speed train, the project of Elon Musk, founded Tesla.
  • American network equipment manufacturer Cisco plans to invest €60 million in research and innovation, mainly in the Paris region
  • Microsoft and IBM will also increase their presence in France.

Sino-French Investments

French investments in China: A related study estimates that France has more than 1,200 companies with a presence in China; the overall stock of French investment in China is around €16.7 billion. China is a significant investment and trading partner for France. Furthermore, there is added growth potential given the strong ties uniting the two countries: China is the number three destination for French exports (outside of Europe) and France’s second-largest supplier. France has signed €40 billion of business deals with China in 2019. Among those new transaction, one of major deals: in the form of 300 airplanes, worth €30 billion, to be sold by European firm Airbus to China Aviation Supplies Holding Company, the other deals €10 billion covered energy, transport, and food. “French investors are welcome to share development opportunities in China”.

Chinese investments in France: France is one of key destinations for China foreign direct investment in Europe. Cumulative amounts of Chinese companies invested in France, from a variety of industries with technology, food and beverage, and hotels, according to an associated study estimates that around 150 Chinese subsidiaries are established in France, Chinese investment in France reached $2.4 billion in 2016, and $1 billion in 2017, plus 2018 until now, the overall stock of Chinese investment in France is around €4.2 billion. With recent transactions of Chinese investments in France, there were major deals made between the two countries. According to a related statistics indicates that France ranks No. 5 position in China invests on the continent of Europe. Below is the list of major business cooperation between China and France in recent years:

  • Fosun & Lanvin [ Fosun Becomes Majority Shareholder of French Luxury Brand ]
  • China Eastern & Air France-KLM [ China Eastern to spend $439m for stake in Air France-KLM ]
  • Sanyuan & Fosun [ Fosun, Sanyuan to acquire French margarine maker St Hubert for $733m ]
  • Jilin & Lyon Aeroformation deal [ Chinese Jilin university acquires French aviation school in Lyon ]
  • Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora & Fosun [ Chinese – French Polynesia Bora Bora resort hospitality deal ]
  • Fosun & Clud Med deal [ Fosun Gets Approval to Spin Off Tourism Unit Including Club Med ]
  • CFEC & Ymagis deal [ China Film to take a 15% stake in French digital cinema company Ymagis ]
  • Neovia & Sanpo [ France’s Neovia acquire Chinese pet food maker Sanpo ]
  • Chateau Fauchey & Profitsun Holdings [ Bordeaux wine estate Chateau Fauchey sold to Chinese investor ]

Several Significant Sino-French Deals Announced in 2019

China is an important economic partner with France. The record peak weighty deal between China and France is due to the reported of a mega contract set up in 2018, China confirmed its order of 300 Airbus planes worth $33 billion (€30 billion) the partnership between China Aviation’s Supplies Holding Company and Airbus, an international pioneer in the aerospace sector, Airbus designs, manufactures and delivers industry-leading commercial aircraft, helicopters on a global scale. Other related commercial agreements reached between China and France announced in 2019 include:

  • An agreement worth €1 billion (US$1.12 billion) to set up a wind farm project in China was signed between EDF and China Energy Investment Corporation (CEIC).
  • A memorandum on the creation of a Franco-Chinese cooperation fund estimated to be worth €1 billion was signed by BNP Paribas, Eurazeo, and the China Investment Bank.
  • A memorandum worth up to €6 billion (US$6.74 billion) was signed by BNP Paribas in the framework of co-financing, but this time with Bank of China.
  • A strategic partnership agreement aimed at industrial upgrading worth €6 billion between Schneider Electric and the Power Construction Corporation (PCC).
  • A global framework agreement to build 10 new ships, worth €1.2 billion (US$1.25 billion), signed by CMA-CGM and the China State Ship Building Corporation.

Future Perspective Sino-French Investment

China is an important economic partner for France, and the prospects for growing French exports remain significant. More important, Chinese businesses continue to seek access to global markets, natural resources and foreign knowhow; and, of course, opportunities to drive returns on financial investments. However, China market also presents huge new opportunities for French companies; many French products are highly regarded in the Chinese market, such as cosmetics, luxury consumer goods, wine, and food products. After all, Sino-French relations going forward, As the French businesses interact with China, agile and imaginative firms that apply the right strategies to emerging opportunities will see the greatest success. The industry composition of Chinese investment has also shifted remarkably in recent years, as automotive, healthcare, and consumer goods and services sector became top receivers for Chinese foreign direct investment (FDI). There is a fresh truth: the shifts in the investment landscape for outbound Chinese investment and the forces driving change. For international business service providers, particularly financial institutions or business related service firms, the List of Chinese companies invested in France is available. For further information please contact DCCC – the organization assists foreign companies to connect with reliable Chinese investors, email info@dccchina.org

Opportunities in China’s elder care sector for overseas firms

Opportunities in China’s elder care sector for overseas firmsApr. 17 – A new guideline on promoting nursing homes for the elderly in China offers overseas investors national treatment when they join the sector. Overseas capital will get treatment equal to that of domestic investors. according to a guideline disclosed by the State Council General Office on 16th, April, 2019.

Guideline will allow equal treatment to increase supply, quality of services, “nursing homes for the elderly, founded by overseas investors on the Chinese mainland, will get treatment equal to domestic companies as long as they admit disadvantaged seniors whose care would be covered by the government,” Gao Xiaobing, vice-minister of civil affairs, said at a policy briefing on 16th April, 2019 hosted by the State Council Information Office. The requirement is the same for domestic companies.

Equal treatment was one of the guideline’s 28 clauses that aim to generate a greater supply of nursing services and improve quality as China faces the increasing pressure of an aging population. Gao said the market access threshold will be further lowered with cancellation of administrative approvals to enter the nursing home market. More capital, including government funds, will go to the sector to help upgrade rural nursing homes, improve firefighting facilities in privately run nursing institutions and renovate community facilities, she said.

By 2022, at least 55 percent of social welfare lottery funds will be used to support nursing care for the elderly, Gao said. Large eligible companies in the sector will be encouraged to go public, she said. Favorable policies in land and taxes will be offered, the vice-minister added. As of the end of 2018, the country had about 30,000 nursing institutions for the elderly with 3.92 million beds, along with another 3.53 million beds in community institutions. China had 249 million people aged 60 or older, accounting for about 17% of the total population in 2017.

But the supply of such services cannot meet the increasingly diverse demand, and it’s very hard to find high-quality beds at acceptable prices, Ou Xiaoli, director of the department of social affairs of the National Development and Reform Commission, recognized the gap between demand and supply, saying the government is focusing on key groups, including the impoverished and those with disabilities. Ou said. As a result, the central government has been working on a plan to offer affordable nursing care, he said. The central government provides some financial support to nursing homes and social welfare institutions in urban areas and nursing homes in rural areas, Ou said. With support of the central government, city governments and enterprises will join in to provide care for the elderly to expand the supply of such services, he said.

China opens up unique chances for overseas firms to provide elder care in China, there are nearly 250 million elderly Chinese are expecting to be cared for in the near future, the care givers are not enough in China, the gap between demand and supply is huge, therefore an exhibition will be included for nursing home care at the China International Import Expo in 2019 to attract more foreign investment. For foreign nursing homes upkeep services suppliers, and foreign nursing institutions attempt to seek the market opportunities in China, DCCC provides you with the information you needed for right away. For the China’s Elderly Care Services Industry Report 2019-2023 is available, For further information, Please email to: info@dccchina.org

China’s pork import market 2019-Premium meat for Chinese consumers

China’s pork import market 2019Apr. 3 – China’s meat market is the second largest sector in the country’s entire retail food market in terms of value. As the largest pork consumer in the world, China’s per capita pork consumption reached 39.9 kg in 2018. In January 2019, meat product imports to China had amounted to approximately 1.2 billion U.S. dollars, according to statistics.

China’s Pork Import Market

China’s pork import market 2019 tends to show a positive signal as China pork market expert indicates that many domestic players and overseas suppliers in the pork industry are generally optimistic about the future market, even with the fluctuations in the market in 2018 which was a slight decrease in pork and a slump in offal, however, China’s pork import market still move ahead in 2019. According to China Business Intelligence Division at IQC Insights, throughout 2018, China imported a total of 1,192,828 tonnes of pigments and 946,730 tonnes of offal, declining by 2.0 percent and 23.4 percent respectively on a y-o-y basis. Among all pork meat suppliers’ countries to China in 2018, Germany ranked top with a market share of 19.1 percent and a y-o-y growth rate of 7.8 percent. In addition, Brazil pork meat export volume to China rose by 208.1 percent on a y-o-y basis and reached 150,091 tonnes, consequently, its market share also increased from 4.0 percent in 2017 to 12.6 percent in 2018, ranking fourth in 2018 and surpassing competitors, such as the USA, Denmark, Netherlands and France.

China’s Pork Import Volume and Price in 2019

China’s pork import volume hinge on essentially on the gap between domestic and imported foreign pork CIF prices. Besides the local domestic and in a foreign country price gap, there could be other influencing factors to consider when predicting China’s pork import in 2019.The tendency of China market prefer imported frozen pork will likely continue in 2019, such as, local slaughterhouses have needed to store surplus pork in cold stores due to the influence of ASF in China and ban live pig transportation in China. In addition, local packing houses, banquets catering companies, especially airliners catering suppliers, and numerous home-grown Chinese restaurants, could be more likely to choose imported pork to avoid risks in the future market. The price of imported frozen pork meat is on the rising at this moment, consumption is estimated to be larger than that of supply, likely there will be a short supply of live pigs for sale in later 2019, at the same time, the local price of pork meat is expected to stay an rising tendency, mainly after the summer season 2019 forwards.

China’s Major Pig Importing Companies

According to a related report, during the course of 2018, in China market the total number of pigs sold by the major 7 domestic companies was 44.9 million heads, representing 6.5 percent of the China domestic market, this tiny number is further away to meet the market demand, there is a pork deficit in China in the near future. Recently, Uruguay’s premium meat sector courts Chinese market, according China media report, eyeing growing appetite among Chinese consumers for premium meat, Uruguayan meatpacker Rondatel SA is looking to expand export of its distinctive black-pack meat products to the Chinese market. The slick packaging is eye-catching, and it also has an innovative label that tracks the contents from pasture to plate. Last year, the company shipped $80 million worth of meat to China, or 40 percent of its total exports. Chinese consumers are getting to know the Uruguayan brand, and the company has been receiving more orders from China. Now the challenge for the Uruguayan brand is that the Uruguayan company only be able to managed shipment 20 containers, some 500 tons per month, but the local Chinese importers asked for a shipment of 40 containers a month. At this moment, The Uruguayan Company plans to boost production by 35 to 40 percent by adding workdays and expanding warehousing and processing capacity. The company is going to invest in infrastructure to focus on the Chinese market and produce more pork products specifically for Chinese consumers.  Consequently, not only China’s pork industry has enough space for future stretch and develop, but also China pork market opens enamors opportunities for pork met import. For pork meat production companies, pork farms, pork imports/export businesses, the List of Chinese Importers for Frozen Pork Meat Products is available upon request, email: info@dccchina.org

China demandd for tea | ‘Western’ style tea in favor | imports tea to China

China's demand for tea-Chinese importers for teaMar. 19 – China is world’s largest tea consumption country; in 2018, China tea production hit a high of 2.8 million tons, according to state media.The total tea consumption volume in China has steady scaled up due to health benefit, with 2.8 million tons tea steaming above, so far, demand is bigger than the country could supply. Imports of tea to China have risen, mainly by companies selling -‘Western’ style tea.

Tea Consumption Volume in China

The most demanding drinks are coffee and tea next to water, there are more tea drinkers than coffee around the global, in sequence, water is the first demanding drinks, and tea is the second, which secured key position of tea within the most demanding drinks among all categories of beverages. The tea culture was established in China for several centuries before it came to the West. Globally speaking, tea drinking was introduced in Japan during the late eighth century and became an important part of the Japanese culture. In the United Kingdom, tea is recognized as one of the country’s cultural beverages. Tea is also a popular beverage in Middle Eastern cultures, according to China’s tea output is estimated to reach 2.8 million tonnes in 2018, with the value of the whole industry chain topping 600 billion yuan (about 86.4 billion U.S. dollars), up from 2.6 million in 2017, according to China media reporting, and that number is only going up in 2019 and beyond. The total volume of tea consumed in China steadily growing in the past 5 years, China Tea Marketing Association (CTMA) indicates that the sales volume of tea within China will reach 2 million tonnes this year. Furthermore, China Daily reported that China’s tea consumption would increase between 5% and 8% annually through 2020.

‘Western’ Style Tea in China with a Good Turn Growing

What is “western-style teas” in Chinese sense? Originally, “Chinese style teas” are all loosely packaged in various sized containers which can be serviced for 2-3 months or even longer time. By comparison, the so-called ‘Western’ style tea in China, they are all in good-looking small packages, with added various artificial flavors, one for making each cup, why they are called “Western-style teas” in China? That’s because the Chinese have been sipping tea for thousands years with five basic categories: white, green, oolong, black (the Chinese call these red teas), pu-erh. Nowadays, the evolution of tea drinking influenced by the efforts to diversify production to include specialty items such as herbal teas, fruit fusions and flavored gourmet teas. Common herbal beverages are chamomile, peppermint, fennel, rose hip, and lemon verbena. Some specialists would add another category, blends. And then there are countless herbal infusions, according to Tea Types. As for blends, tea producers make blends by combining different types of teas, often in order to achieve flavor consistency from one season to the next. Common blends include English Breakfast, Earl Grey, Irish Breakfast, and Caravan, they are all in attractive small wrapping, one for making each cup, and they are called “Western-style teas” in China. Young Chinese are increasingly choosing pricier, imported teas over local ones. British classics like English Breakfast and Earl Grey. But there are also blends with flavorful additions like mango, vanilla, caramel or kiwi. Tea is the most widely consumed drink in China, as the Chinese consumers increasingly value tea products, a growing interest in the rarer and superior quality teas, as well as trend-setting tea blends. Particularly, Premium tea wholesaler Tea, that ‘Western’ style teas consumption has grown particularly rapidly in China, driven by a combination of appreciation imported tea products, the taste and health benefits, and efforts to diversify production to include specialty items such as unique blends, herbal infusions, etc., Increasingly, the city’s coffee shops are also offering a range of teas, and Western style tea shops selling imported brews are emerging alongside the countless traditional Chinese tea shops, that’s led to ‘Western style tea in China is in demand, largely, by Chinese importers, companies importing selling Western-style teas, the China tea luxury market expanding, imports tea to China have also risen.

Chances for Foreign Tea Business Enter China Market

China is major tea exports countries globally, however, as the China Tea Marketing Association (CTMA) indicated that tea imports to China is also rising due to the consumption of tea in China has been increasing gradually in recent years. China news media reporting recently, among others, Western-Style Teas import to China has gained steadily growth in recent years. Tea is the second most consumed drink in China after water, Western-style teas, brands like the U.K.’s Twinings and Lipton are making headway with their British-style blends have become popular among various tea beverages in China, with rising health awareness and appreciation of Western-style teas with various flavours and aromas, imports teas to China also steadily growing. In 2017, China imported approximately 29,831 metric tons of tea, broken down by tea type; approximately around 25,000 metric tons are black tea, almost 40% more than the previous year. The outlook of the China hot drinks market segment indicated that China revenue in the tea segment amounts to US$40400m in 2019, the market is expected to grow annually by 6.9% (CAGR 2019-2023); In global comparison, most revenue is generated in China (US$40,400m in 2019); In relation to total population figures, per person revenues of US$28.45 are generated in 2019; The average per capita consumption stands at 1.4 kg in 2019; The average price per unit in the market for Tea amounts to US$20.08 in 2019; In the market for Tea, volume is expected to amount to 2,315.2 mkg by 2023.

Tea Imports to China – Chinese Importers for Tea Products

Although, Chinese tea production hit a new high, but the tea consumption is also reaching fresh record that means China market opens up opportunities for tea products import to China. As China tea marketing experts noticed that the younger generation Chinese are interested in tasting the Western teas more than the tea preparation rituals, more keen on tea served in a more modern and chic way. For instance, popular fast-casual chain Element Fresh launched its own tea shop, Vital Tea in Shanghai which serves imported teas in a Western-style cafe sophisticated and stylish environment, enjoyed a surge in popularity. Nevertheless, according to a report that China’s tea consumption would increase between 5% and 8% annually through 2020 which indicated the China market opportunities for teas with Chinese importers. DCCC– the organization assists foreign companies to connect with reliable Chinese importers, distributors for Consumers Goods, Food-Beverages. For international tea producers, tea imports/exports companies try to discover the market opportunities in China; The List of Chinese Importers for Tea Products is available. For further information, please email info@dccchina.org.

Nederlands pensioengeld in Chinese huurhuizen | Nieuwsbericht | DCCC

Nederlands pensioengeld in Chinese huurhuizen Mar. 15 – Nederlandse huizen zoekers hebben er niks aan, gepensioneerden mogelijk wel. NL grootste pensioenbelegger APG steekt met andere partijen bijna €400 miljoen in huurhuizen in China. APG zit samen in het project met onder anderen Bouwinvest, dat vooral belegt voor pensioenfondsen, zoals het pensioenfonds van de bouw. Voor APG, dat al belegde in woningen in Europa & VS, is het een nieuwe stap.

APG zit samen in het project met onder anderen Bouwinvest, dat vooral belegt voor pensioenfondsen, zoals het pensioenfonds van de bouw. Voor APG, dat al belegde in woningen in Europa en de VS, is het een nieuwe stap. De zakenpartners, onder wie het Amerikaanse Greystar, richten zich in eerste instantie op Shanghai. Greystar ziet China als een ’buitengewone’ groeimarkt voor investeringen in huurhuizen, mede vanwege het tekort aan huurhuizen in het hogere segment. Naar zulke huizen is een toenemende vraag vanwege de snel groeiende welvaart en populatie in de Chinese steden.

Bouwinvest opende onlangs een kantoor in het Australische Sydney, vanwege expansieplannen in de het Aziatisch-Pacifische gebied. „Deze investering in China past goed bij onze recente investering in huurhuizen in centraal Tokio”, zei de lokale Bouwinvest-directeur Tjarko Edzes in gezamenlijke persverklaring.

APG belegt in totaal €471 miljard voor pensioenfondsen. Bouwinvest heeft een belegd vermogen van omstreeks €10 miljard. Het bedrijf wil de hoeveelheid aan geïnvesteerd kapitaal in de Aziatische regio en het Pacifisch gebied laten groeien naar €1,5 miljard in 2021.

Na 17 Jaar Eerste Nederlands Kalfsvlees in Chinese Schappen

Na 17 Jaar Eerste Nederlands Kalfsvlees in Chinese SchappenHet kostte 17 jaar onderhandelen, protocollen opstellen en procedures doorlopen, maar nu is het dan zover: voor het eerst ligt er Nederlands kalfsvlees van de VanDrie Group in Chinese supermarkten. Maar om werkelijk voet aan de grond te krijgen in de potentieel gigantische afzetmarkt wordt nog een hele klus, vertelt Marijke Everts, sinds deze maand directeur corporate affairs van de VanDrie Group.

Chinees woord voor kalfsvlees – “In het Chinees bestond nog niet eens een woord voor kalfsvlees. We moeten het product daar letterlijk introduceren. 2019 staat vooral in het teken van bekendheid geven aan het product kalfsvlees. Wij moeten laten zien dat kalfsvlees uitstekend past in traditioneel Chinese gerechten. Dat is nog een hele uitdaging”, zegt de opvolgster van Henny Swinkels.

Chinezen eten vooral varkensvlees. Maar zeker in de vele metropolen is de Westerse keuken steeds populairder. Daardoor kunnen kalfs- en rundvlees potentieel belangrijke exportproducten worden voor Nederlandse ondernemingen. Maar de Chinese autoriteiten werpen hoge drempels op waar het gaat om eisen op het gebied van diergezondheid, hygiëne en traceerbaarheid. Daardoor heeft de markttoegang voor het kalfsvlees ook zo lang geduurd.

Profileren – Everts: “Nu dat is gelukt, kunnen we ons profileren als Nederlands kwaliteitsproduct dat door alle controles is gegaan en gegarandeerd veilig is. Daar hechten niet alleen de autoriteiten maar ook de Chinese consumenten veel waarde aan.” Na de babymelkaffaire in China in 2008 is bijvoorbeeld de populariteit van Nederlands babymelkpoeder enorm gegroeid, omdat die gegarandeerd veilig is. Van die goede naam kan nu ook het kalfsvlees profiteren, hoopt Everts.

De eerste partij kalfsvlees betreft de luxere delen van het kalf en wordt afgezet in supermarkten en foodserviceketens in miljoenensteden als Beijing en Hangzhou. Uiteindelijk wil VanDrie ook karkassen en bijproducten zoals orgaanvlees gaan leveren aan China. De kalfsvleesintegratie waagt zich niet aan grote groeicijfers, maar zet bescheiden in voor de eerstkomende jaren. “We durven wel uit te spreken dat we verwachten in de komende drie jaar 15 miljoen euro aan kalfsvlees af te zetten in China. Daarvoor moeten we al flink aan de bak. Als we Chinese consumenten aan het kalfsvlees krijgen, dan kan het hard gaan. Lukt dat niet, dan zal de afzet bescheiden blijven”, spreekt Everts nu uit.

Chinees Gadgetmerk Xiaomi Officieel naar Nederland

Chinees Gadgetmerk Xiaomi Officieel naar NederlandHet Chinese telefoonmerk Xiaomi treedt officieel toe tot de Nederlandse markt. Het bedrijf maakt voordelig geprijsde smartphones, elektrische steppen en allerlei slimme apparaten. De Chinese multinational Xiaomi heeft aangekondigd dat het vanaf eind maart officieel aanwezig is in Nederland, België en Luxemburg. De introductie vindt op 28 maart plaats met een persevenement in Amsterdam.

Daar zijn onder andere de laserbeamer, de elektrische step, de Laptop Air van het bedrijf te zien. Ook wordt de nieuwe smartphone Xiaomi Mi 9 gepresenteerd. Xiaomi is momenteel de nummer 5 op de wereldwijde smartphonemarkt. Het merk verkoopt veel smartphones in China en India. Het bedrijf bestaat sinds 2010 en heeft ondertussen ruim 15.000 werknemers. In eigen land kampt Xiaomi met een afnemend marktaandeel. De Chinese merken Huawei, OnePlus, Lenovo en Oppo brengen al langer smartphones in Nederland uit. Xiaomi is ook de producent van de populaire Pocophone F1.

Sinds afgelopen jaar is Xiaomi al voorzichtig aanwezig in Nederland, door direct te verkopen aan grote webshops als Belsimpel, Bol.com en Coolblue. Voor elektrische steppen en slimme huisapparaten moet vooralsnog worden uitgeweken naar importwebsites. Het is niet duidelijk welke producten Xiaomi op termijn gaat verkopen in Nederland, maar naar verwachting gaat het om meer dan alleen smartphones. Xiaomi heeft een enorm portfolio, van luchtreinigers tot robotstofzuigers en tv’s. Zo kondigde het bij het afgelopen evenement op de techbeurs MWC een Philips Hue-achtige ledlamp aan.

China beer market insights 2019 | Chinese importers for craft beer

Chinese importers for craft beer Mar. 11 – China beer market growth rapidly, imported craft beer in China has been expanding, parallel to this growth is China beer consumption per capita stands at 29.9 L in 2019, per person revenues of US$42.53 are generated. Today, China’s beer sector to make for a US$60,392m in 2019. In relation to total population figures, the market is projected to grow annually by 1.3% (CAGR 2019-2023), according to statistics.

China Beer Market Share 2019

Beer includes fermented beverages made from malt with an alcohol content of more than 0.5% as well as beer mix drinks. There are many brands of beers available on tap or in bottle/can in the market; the rise of consumers’ spending power increase the demand for premium products of craft beer which stimulates the beer market growth. The market for Beer is structured into off-trade sales (in stores) and on-trade sales (in bars, restaurants etc.). Globally, there are fresh flavors, premium products and attractive packaging launched by newer players in order to acquire more market share from well-known players. China has the largest beer consumer in the world with nearly 1.4 billion the world’s largest population, beer remains the top alcoholic beverage consumed in China. Sales of leading beer brands in the country have been hit. Volume in the Chinese beer market has now been contracting for two consecutive years. The study shows that five key beer groups (Carlsberg China; China Resources Snow Breweries; Anheuser-Bush InBev; Tsingtao Brewery, and Beijing Yangjin Beer) which together form 80% of China’s beer market. China is currently one of the most exciting markets in terms of growth in the drinks and spirits sectors, Chinese consumers are showing an increased interest in imported beverages. The statistics indicates that China’s beer market amounts to US$60,392m in 2019, beer sales in China the average price per unit in the market for beer amounts to US$1.42 in 2019, and volume is expected to amount to 43,971.1 ML by 2023.

Craft Beer Platform China 2019 Focus

China has nearly 1.4 billion populations that make it the largest beer market in the world, China beer market size as bigger as twice the size of the US beer market in volume. Reliable statistics shows that China revenue in the Beer segment amounts to US$60392m in 2019. The average price per unit in the market for beer amounts to US$1.42 in 2019, and volume is expected to amount to 43,971.1 ML by 2023. Globally, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Heineken and Carlsberg constitute the most important companies in this sector, they all target China market, and aim China as craft beer export destination, and contribute China beer market growth. Nowadays, what are the trends of craft beer in China or globally at large? Craft beer China 2019 indicates that craft beer brewers focus on different highly demanded subjects like industrial policies and trends, research and development of craft beer recipes, management experience and business insights of leading craft beer breweries, raw materials and processing methods, brewing equipment and technologies, marketing and channel development, investment, etc. To get involved in the trends of craft beer innovation, to build up a craft brewery that fit into the market demand that’s the goal of all.

Craft Beer and Foreign Brands on Tap in China

Craft and foreign beer on tap in China, plus supermarkets, local retail stores, hotels; restaurants; bars and clubs with wide selection of beer in bottles/can are all available. Chinese market is growing exponentially, craft beer and foreign brands are in bottles/can or on tap, prices are relatively high – €13.8 Euro average per litre in local residential bars, craft beer typically served in 400-500 ml glass, regularly consumed by urban, young, high-income consumers, especially in the major cities, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, craft beer is one of popular beverages among young Chinese urbane. Today, China imports craft beer around the world, most imported to China from Europe, statistically, more than 70% of craft beer total import comes from Europe. In recent years, major imported beer in China are coming from Germany, Mexico, Belgium, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Korea, Rep., France, United Kingdom, Russia, United States and Others, according to China Customs 2018. Beer distribution in China concentrated in the Southern-East regions in China, along the coastline cities and ports. In those regions, there are well-established beer distribution networks with focused key matured Chinese craft beer importers. Besides mainland China, Hong Kong as a trade hub plays an important role in alcoholic beverages imports to mainland.

Major Imported Craft Beer Brands in China

There are various imported beer brands in China, among others, there are 34 influential imported brands beer in China, they are the bigger makers and shakers in China imported beer market and impact global beer market as well, they are worth to mention here: Germany [Franziskaner, Erdinger, Wurenbacher, and Oettinger]; Mexico [Corona] ; Belgium [Hoegaarden, Leffe, Chimay, La Chouffe, Liefmans, Vedett, and Duvel]; Netherlands [Oranjeboom, La Trappe, Heineken, and Tiger]; Portugal [Tagus and Superbock ]; Spain [Estrella damm]; Korea, Rep. [Cass]; France [Kronenbourg]; United Kingdom [Brewdog and Lost coast]; Russia [Baltika]; United States [KBC, Brooklyn and Rogu]; Others [Carlsberg, Paulaner, Budweiser, Goose Island, Stella Artois, Asahi]. There are two types of availability imported brands beer in China: One is available on tap, the other is only available in bottle or can. Most of them are available on both, in tap and in bottle/can. Major retail channels are Supermarkets and Hypermarkets; Local convenience stores; E-commerce;

Import Craft Beer to China with Chinese Importers

China has the most customers for beverage consumption, beer, craft beer is no exception. Chinese beer market is targeted by worldwide beer brewers/craft beer brewer companies, many see China is the most important profitable market for export, business potentials in a long run with nearly 1.4 billion population. To find reliable Chinese importers or business partners for craft beer in China can be challenging, although China market offer tremendous business opportunities concerning food and beverages. DCCC– the organization assists foreign companies to connect with reliable Chinese importers, distributors for Consumers Goods, Food-Beverages. For international craft beer or related beverage trading companies try to discover the market opportunities in China, the List of Chinese Importers for Craft Beer is available. For further information, please email info@dccchina.org

Chinese importers for bottled water | China market opportunities

Chinese Importers for Bottled Mineral Water Mar. 5 – Bottled water consumption in China is growing in greater numbers. Today, in relation to total population figures [China has nearly 1.4 billion], per person revenues of US$34.93 are generated in 2019; Revenue in the Bottled Water segment amounts to US$48,656m in 2019. The market is expected to grow annually by 12.5% (CAGR 2019-2021), according to Statista.

Why Bottled Water Became Best Beverage in China

Health concern is the number one reason for bottled water became popular drink among all drinks in China. If food is gold, water is silver, only healthy food is not enough, must with healthy drink. Chinese government promotes healthy lifestyle for some years now, it achieved a glories result. Today, Chinese consumers are more sensitive to what put into their mouths, they do take extra care about their health when linked to pay hospital bills, and rather go for healthy food and drinks than going to hospitals. Consequently, bottled mineral water is popular common daily drinks for old and young in China, with growing numbers of Chinese consumers are embracing a more active and healthy lifestyle, their beverages consumption habits are moving beyond soft drink, energy drink, and are getting on with a more healthy bottled water consumer products. Nowadays, most Chinese consumers consider bottled water is the best healthy beverages, among other alternatives, especially on the road. The average per capita consumption stands at 84.2 L in 2019; in global comparison, most revenue in the bottled water segment is generated in China (amounts to US$48,656m in 2019), according to Statista. Imported bottled mineral water is one of favorite imported beverages in China market; new lifestyle trends boost China bottled water imports and investment.

Best Bottled Water Brands in China

As for so called “Bottled Water” consists of both carbonated and non-carbonated water which is sold in bottles or in water dispensers. Globally important producers in this segment are often rooted regionally near the source of the water e.g. Nestlé (San Pellegrino, Vittel, and Arrowhead et al), Danone (Volvic, Evian et al) and Coca-Cola Corporation (Bonaqua and Apollinaris). There are no fixed best bottled water brands in China; they are changing from year to year along consumers’ preferences. According to brand bottled water in China, mineral water, which represents 91% of the bottled water market, sparkling water, with a 7% share and flavored waters 2%. On the market, sparkling water is the best growing sector in 2018, revenue in the Bottled Water industry amounts to US$42,774M in 2018. In recent year, the best popular brands bottled mineral water in China, according to bestwater, they are: Tibet 5100, Waiakea, Fiji Water, Perrier, Voss, Evian, Smartwater, Volvic, Hildon and Icelandic Glacial. Besides, there are several other brands of bottled water are also attractive in China market, such as: Ferrarelle, Spring, Italy; Indigo H2O, Artesian-Mineral, USA; Acqua Panna, Spring, Italy; Veen, Mineral, Finland; Mountain Valley Spring, USA; Dasani, Purified/ Filtered, Multiple Locations; Sno Water, Glacial, Iceland; Lauquen Artes, Artesian Mineral, Patagonia; and Gerolsteiner, Mineral, Germany. How to make your quality bottled water standout among others brands in China ? in today’s digital age, the social media play an important role for branding in China, the impact that social networks have the advantage of promoting interaction and proximity to the Chinese consumer, consequently, marketing and communication play a prominent role in the success of a brand bottled water in China market.

Bottled Water Prices & Sales Channels in China

The market for Non-Alcoholic Drinks is structured into off-trade sales (in stores) and on-trade sales (in bars, restaurants etc.). Statista values off-trade sales at retail prices and on-trade sales at purchasing prices to the on-trade establishments. Over bottled water prices in China, price per unit in US$ in 2019, the average price per unit in the market for bottled water amounts to US$0.4 in China. Statistics shows that it will reach US$0.43 in 2020 and US$0.44 by 2012. Over Bottled water sales channels in China. In the Non-Alcoholic Drinks market, 2.4% of total revenue will be generated through online sales by 2021. However, offline sales still occupy the key sales, statistics indicates that offline sales was 98.5% in 2017, 98.3% in 2018, it is 98.0% in 2019, it predicts that 97.8% in 2020, and 97.6% by 2021. The main reason for gradually dipping offline sales is the growing online e-commerce year by year.

China Wants Healthier – Bottled Water Imports Surge

With increasing awareness of health and wellness among Chinese consumers, the mineral water market has shown the fastest growth in the non-alcoholic drinks segment in the last few years. Revenue in the Bottled Water segment amounts to US$42,774m in 2018. However, the availability of clean drinking water in China limits the sufficient supply to its market. By global comparison, the bottled water statistic shows that in 2019, with most revenue is generated in China (US$48,656m), then the United States (US$24,928m), Mexico (US$16,694m), Indonesia (US$12,775m), and Brazil (US$9,004m). China market has shown a great stretching and growing capacity for bottled water both in volume and value in the coming years, It’s time for bottled water producers and trading firms to keep engaging on China market, find the right channels to import to China. The List of Chinese Importers for Bottled Mineral Water is available upon request, Please contact DCCC– the organization assists foreign companies to connect with reliable Chinese importers, distributors for Consumers Goods, Food-Beverages. Email info@dccchina.org

Wine and drinks exports to China – Chinese market for beverages

Wine and drinks exports to China - Chinese market for beveragesFeb. 27 – China market with nearly 1.4 billion population, there is a fast growing imports food and drinks to China around the global. Chinese consumer has a huge appetite for imported sparkling wines. The statistic shows China had imported about 640 million litters of wine in 2017, China alcohol beverage, which is projected to become the world’s second most valuable wine market by 2020, according to China report.

Brazil’s Beverages Focus on the Tastes of China Market

Brazilian wine producers have set their sights on gaining a larger share of China’s consumer market.
To that end, the wine sector and government of the South American country have joined forces to develop a strategy that will help expand the distribution of their products, especially sparkling wines and grape juice. Brazil’s wine industry, known for its sparkling wines, began with the arrival of Italian immigrants “The Miolo brand is a premium wine that is already in seven stores in China,” said Diego Bertolini, manager of promotion at the Brazilian Wine Institute (Ibravin) based in Bento Goncalves, Brazil’s leading wine-making region, in the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul, adding that “In Asia, our market is more directed at China. China imports high-quality wines from many countries, but Brazil has distinct products for the Chinese palate, such as a sparkling Moscatel, aromatic, with 8 percent alcohol content and greater residual grape sugar. Organic grape juice producers in the country are also optimistic about exploring the Chinese market.

Imported Wines in China by Country

China’s total purchase of foreign goods would amount to US$30 trillion over the next 15 years according to China International Imports expo 2018. Imported wine is a key category among imported alcohol beverages in China. By 2020, the country is expected to consume 94 million cases, representing 72% of worldwide wine growth, according to a joint report by Vinexpo and IWSR. The share of domestic wines in the mainland market has gradually dwindled in the face of growing interest in imported wines, whose current market share is around 30%. In the first half of the year, the country imported 254 million litres of bottled wines worth about US$1.146 billion, representing a 13.9% increase in volume and a 3.34% increase in value over the same period last year. French wines still lead the pack but New World high performers, including Australia and Chile, with their unique advantage of a Free Trade Agreement with China, are quickly and steadily climbing up the ranking.

Foreign Beverages Enter into China

One of the most popular imported food and drinks is wine alcohol beverage products in China. The statistic shows China had imported about 640 million litters of wine, with statistics of China imported wine growth in2018, France and Australia are still on the top imported wines by country for imported bottled wines in China, and both saw growth of 10% and 14.9% in the first quarter of 2017, there is an estimate growth the wine import volume in China in 2018. For international sparkling wines and grape juice beverages producers, imports/exports firms attempt to seeking the market opportunities in China, the List of Chinese Importers/Importing Firms for Alcohol Non-Alcohol Beverages is available upon request, 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

Germany electrical industry target China market – Chinese importers

Chinese importers for consumer electronicsFeb. 21 – The statistic shows the foreign trade of the German electronics industry with China in 2013 compared with 2018. Germany exported electronics and electrical products to the value of around 13 billion euros to China in 2013, according to statista. The value of products export increased by 10.3 percent to 21 billion euros in 2018, announced by the ZVEI recently.

China Remains the Largest Market for German Electrical Products in 2018

China remained once again the single largest market for products of the German electrical industry in 2018, the German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association (ZVEI) announced on Wednesday. The value of products export increased by 10.3 percent to 21 billion euros. The second largest market was the United States, which imported German electrical exports worth 17.8 billion euros in 2018, according to the announcement. “The already successful cooperation” between Germany and China on many future subjects such as artificial intelligence could be further strengthened, according to Chairman of the management board of ZVEI Klaus Mittelbach. European countries such as France, the Netherlands and Britain are also among the most important markets of the German electrical industry.

China Consumer Electronics Market

Consumer electronics market by product mainly include (audio & video equipment [personal, professional], major household appliance, small household appliance, digital photo equipment [personal, professional]). Specifically, consumer electronics include all electronic devices that are intended for daily use and includes devices like smartphones, tablets, PCs, gaming consoles, TVs and cameras, etc. Today, most consumer electronics have become based on digital technologies, and have largely merged with the computer industry in what is increasingly referred to as the consumerization of information technology. For example, gaming consoles to bolster market growth in China, resulting in its healthy CAGR of around 10% by 2019. Since China has the world’s third largest video games market, companies like Sony and Microsoft are adopting aggressive marketing strategies to capture this market during the next few years. The growth of the media and entertainment industry in China is also contributing in the growth of the consumer electronics market as there is a higher demand for professional audio and visual equipment from consumers and media and entertainment players.

With increasing purchasing power of nearly 1.4 billion Chinese consumers across mainland China in addition to the growing penetration of energy-efficient appliances. Technological innovations in wireless technologies devices including Wi-Fi, smartphones, earphones & headphones, speakers and household appliance are expected to energize the China consumer electronics market expansion. China environmental challenges are not immediate solvable, Chinese consumer demand for more clean air turn to technology. The demand for air fitter, air conditioners in the major household appliances segment is anticipated to rise. Increasing income levels and rising demand for clean air of the middle-class in China further contribute to the segment growth. In addition, the family kitchen appliances, such as household ovens, and cookers, are expected to see a great demand due to the expanding of technologically-advanced products, plus shifting healthy lifestyles in Chinese urban regions backing to the overall consumer electronics market size.

Connect with Chinese Importers for Consumer Electronics

With increasing purchasing power of nearly 1.4 billion Chinese consumers across mainland China, there has a huge number of household appliances and smartphone users, China provides plenty growth opportunities to the consumer electronics market. To revolve around customer convenience and the improvement of the user experience are inspiring the vendors to bring together latest features and technologies in the devices. The growth is mainly driven by the presence of high population and growing disposable income in economies in China. For international consumer electronics producers, major consumer electronics market players, imports/exports companies attempt to seek the market opportunities in China, the List of Chinese Importers for Consumer Electronics is available, for further information, please contact DCCC– the organization assists foreign companies to connect with reliable Chinese importers, distributors for Consumers Goods, Email info@dccchina.org .