EXPORT OPPORTUNITIES IN

CHINA

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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Biscuits

A buyer based in Shanghai is looking to import biscuits. Their main concern is price, so this would suit brands with a mass market product.

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Plant Based Meat Alternative

A buyer in Tianjin is looking for long-term cooperation with a new to market plant-based meat alternative brand. This buyer has a well developed national network for both food service and retail. Shelf life should be 12 months, so most suited to frozen products.

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Gluten Free Snacks

A buyer in Qingdao is looking to directly import gluten free packaged snacks brands

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Milk Alternative

A buyer in Tianjin is looking for long-term cooperation with a new to market milk alternative brand. This buyer has a well developed national network for both food service and retail

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Cheese/Butter

A buyer in Shanghai is looking to import a cheese/butter brand. They can consider premium products, but artisan/craft brands would not be appropriate.

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Ice Cream

A buyer in China is looking to source premium ice cream for food service. They have good distribution around the Shanghai area.

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