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China is the largest country in Asia. Located in the South East, it is also the most populous country in the world with around 1.4 billion inhabitants. The food and beverage industry in China represents an expected revenue of USD141,081 million for the year 2020.

Do to a constantly growing population and a drastic change in consumer habits, food imports grew from USD14 billion in 2003 to USD104.6 billion in 2017. In 2017, the categories with the biggest import values were in order: Meat, Edible Oil, Dairy Products, Aquatic Products, Grain Products, Alcoholic Beverage, Candy, Non-Alcoholic Beverage, Dried Nuts, Pastry and Cookie. China’s health foods sector amounts to around USD150billion according to a 2016 study. The Chinese are more and more health conscious, giving a boost to the organic and health food categories, the organic sector tripling in value over the last 10 years.

If you are a brand within these categories, then doing business in China might bring you great opportunities. Always be mindful of local tastes, preferences and regulations, meaning you will need to conduct thorough R&D to adapt to consumers’ needs.

Below are some of the current export opportunities in China, this page is continuously updated so please check back.

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edible tableware export opportunities

Edible Tableware

A buyer in Tianjin is looking to import edible tableware (including plates, cutlery and straws).

China is banning single use plastic in 2021 and so the market for these products is set to explode.

This buyer has established links with both famous international and local coffee shop chains and other HORECA channels.

They would need to know how long the straws last in liquid at various temperatures.

sauce export opportunities


A buyer in Shanghai is looking to import sauce (both table sauces and cooking sauces).

These should either be competitive on price, or have clear health related USPs that justify a more premium price point.

They are a well established importer and distributor and will be looking for large volumes and long-term cooperation.

The products should have at least 12 months shelf life.

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