With 1.4 billion inhabitants, China’s population is growing a lot, just as its consumption. The demand for food and beverages is huge and does not decelerate. The Chinese care more about what they eat and aspire more and more to lead a healthy lifestyle.
The Chinese meat market in 2020
- About 30% of the world’s meat consumption is by China
- A huge market the size of more than $209 billion in 2020
- Meat is the second largest sector in China’s retail food market (after the fresh vegetable sector)
- Pork and beef are Chinese’s two favorite imported meat
- Expected annual growth over +3%
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Why exporting meat in China is THE chance for you?
The local demand for fresh products such as fruits or vegetables is of course growing, and it goes the same for fish and meat.
Chinese people are used to eating meat: they love eating pork, beef, chicken, sheep, and lamb … Beef and pork are ingredients that are omnipresent in Chinese cuisine and street food. That is why the consumptions of these meats are so high!
By the way, it is well known that Western countries sometimes find some Asian and Chinese food very strange or special. Chinese people are more willing to try new foods and eat a bit of everything while European people for example won’t even try to taste different things.
But let’s get back to our topic: local food consumption is increasing, and it’s the same for imports. China imports a lot of foreign food products to satisfy the local demand and Chinese consumers are big fans!
They love fruits, wines, cheese, cakes, olive oil, but also and more than anything else: MEAT!
Moreover, foreign products are warmly welcomed because they are seen as products with a high quality that the Chinese could not find in their country.
Exporting your meat in China
To meat producers: here is THE opportunity of this decade. Many companies in China are looking for importing meat from abroad in the country, even at high set prices!
Here is a non-exhaustive list of Chinese meat importers you can start doing business with as soon as you will decide to:
- IFF (China) Ltd. (Yunpu Plant)
- Shanghai Great Champ Oils & Grains Co.,Ltd
- Parker International Llc Migliorini
- Wuhu Shuanghui Foods Co., Ltd. Linjiang Industrial Zone, Sanshan
- Thomsen Food Line A / S
- Whole Sun Ltd
- Win Legend International Limited.
- Guangyao Shangmao Ltd
- Hongxings Shengye Food Co.Ltd.
- Chuhai Trading Company
- Smart Trend Trading Ltd
All of these meat importers are currently looking for new exporters of diverse types and parts of meat (pork, beef, chicken, …).
But doing business with a foreign company can be complex if you don’t work with a tiers party, and even more if you don’t speak Mandarin!
Obviously, everything you have to do is to find a Chinese meat importer that needs the type of product you are selling, but how will you understand what he wants?
We advise you to work with a professional team with strong knowledge of the Chinese market and who can speak Chinese, as the SEO Agency China team for example.