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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 23/11/2020

  • Novozymes has signed a cooperation agreement with Angel Yeast to jointly develop new Chinese-style food improvers.
  • Insiders estimate the value of the Chinese market for quick frozen food in 2015 at RMB 330 billion.
  • China’s top soy sauce maker Haitian has launched a simple clean type of soy sauce with only five ingredients: water, soybeans, wheat, salt and sugar.
  • Meat processor Shuanghui has launched a protein bar with soybeans, chia and cashew nuts as main ingredients.
  • Yili Dairy has launched a black (sesame) version of its Ambrosial yoghurt.

Update 24/11/2020

  • China and the EU have signed an agreement on cooperation on, and protection of, geographical indications.
  • A recent survey estimates the value of the Chinese freshly brewed coffee market at RMB 217.1 billion.
  • Maoniu Heihei has launched a yoghurt from yak milk with a high collagen content.

Update 25/11/2020

  • Experts believe that the value of the Chinese breakfast market in 2021 can grow to RMB 1.948 trillion.
  • Marketing year 2020/21 potato production in China is forecast at 99 mln mt; up 3%.
  • China’s 2020/21 frozen french fries production is forecast at 330,000 mt; up 10%.
  • Marketing year 20/21 soybean production in China is forecast at 17.9 mln mt; up about one mln mt.

Update 26/11/2020

  • The total value of the bread retail in China in 2019 was RMB 55.91 billion; up 6.76%.
  • China has produced 627,000 mt of tea oil in 2019.
  • Fish-based snack maker Anjoy Food is investing RMB 600 mln in a new plant in Xiamen.
  • Hainan province has produced 1,218,000 mt of bananas in 2019; more or less similar to 2018.
  • Fujian province has produced 126,800 mt of lychees in 2019; down 36.26%.
  • The value of the Chinese luncheon meat market in China was RMB 17.372 billion up 10.8%.

Update 27/11/2020

  • The export of Russian poultry to China for 2020 is estimated at 150,000 mt, up from 18,800 mt in 2019.