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Eurasia Consult scans the food news from China on a daily basis.

On this page, we regularly drop a few lines of what we believe to be interesting information picked up during all that scanning. We will select items that do usually not reach the international media. We will make an effort to start with a clean page each Monday.

Update 12/9/2022

  • Leyuan, a daughter of Junlebao Dairy, has entered the list of China’s top 20 strongest dairy companies.
  • Genki Forest has reached an agreed with Malaysia’s Berjaya Group in which the latter will sell Genki’s beverages in Malaysia.

Update 13/9/2022

  • China has produced 88.917 mln mt of flour in 2021; up 5.4%.
  • Insiders expect that the total volume of the Chinese chocolate market in 2022 is 251,100 mt.
  • Infant formula maker Biostime has generated a turnover of RMB 5.96 billion in the first half of 2022; up 9.8%.
  • Probiotic drink maker Junyao has generated a turnover of RMB 541 mln in the first half of 2022; up 13.42%.

Update 21/9/2022

  • Sinoglory has set up production of plant-based food based on soy protein fibre.
  • Junlebao Dairy has acquired Yiqiao (Silver Bridge) Dairy (Shaanxi).

Update 22/9/2022

  • The volume of the Chinese beef jerky market in 2021 was 7 mln mt.
  • The value of the Chinese vitamin market in 2021 was USD 3.75 billion; up 1.4%.
  • China has produced 3 mln mt of sorghum in 2021.
  • China has produced 2.7 mln mt of millet in 2021.

Update 26/9/2022

  • China has produced 53.94 mln mt of farmed fish in 2021; up 3.3%.
  • LePur has launched a new type of fresh drinkable kwarg.
  • The value of the 2021 Chinese market for sugar-free beverages was RMB 14.3 billion up from RMB 3.2 billion in 2016.

Update 28/9/2022

  • With a production capacity of 8000 mt, China’s Howtian is now the largest stevia manufacturer in the world.
  • China’s Jiangnan University has succeeded in producing pork belly (wuhuarou) using growing pig cells.

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