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China’s import: EU is the main SMP supplier [China's dairy import update]

The European Union is increasing its exports of skimmed milk powder (SMP) to China: in October it is the leading exporter of SMP to China, surpassing New Zealand, which has been the main supplier in the period January – October

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China’s thirst for milk

What is the milk self-sufficiency rate in China? Do Chinese people have a sufficiently structured supply chain to meet the needs of domestic consumption of more than 1.4 billion people? These are two questions that arise in light of the

Posted in Cheese, China, Dairy export, EU

China increases dairy imports, the U.S. are penalised

China’s GDP is expected to slow down in 2019, compared to 2018 (+6.3% against 6.6%), but demand for dairy products remains high in the first four months of the year. Between January and April of this year Chinese imports grew

Posted in China, EU, United States

U.S. dairy exports are slowing, except for Fresh Cheese

The United States shipped, in March 2019, 195,163 tons of dairy products, -10.9% compared to March 2018, influenced by the negative trend in sales of Whey Powder and Skimmed Milk Powder (SMP). The decline in sales of SMP (-9.3%) reflects

Posted in Cheese, China, Dairy export, United States

China dairy import: USD 3 billion in the first quarter

The latest March 2019 updates of Chinese dairy imports show an increase of +9.8% in volume and +17.8% in value, with a strong increase in percentage of Whole Milk Powder (WMP ) and Skimmed Milk Powder (SMP), Infant Milk, Packaged

Posted in China, Import, New Zealand

EU Soybean import continues to be high

Global Soybean production for 2018-19 is estimated at a record level of 360.6 Mio Tons. The slight increase compared to previous estimates, reflects favorable weather in Brazil, the world’s Soybean biggest exporter, in particular in the Rio Grande do Sul,

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Chinese dairy import peaks in January

Chinese dairy import in January, after a month of December marked by growing imports, continued the positive trend. The monthly balance shows an increase of 17.3% in the quantities imported and a +20% in value compared to January 2018. On

Posted in China, Dairy export

China’s dairy imports grow: the EU gains market share (even in cheese)

Chinese dairy imports continue to grow: 2018 ended with an increase of +7.8% in volume and +14.5% in value. Regarding the political situation between Beijing and Washington, the tensions on tariffs slow down dairy exports from North America to China, with

Posted in China

EU-28 is the main supplier of Beijing

EU-28 remains the main supplier of China (view graph), followed by New Zealand, which has declining export quantities in the first 10 months of 2018, compared to the same period of last year. The US export remains stable despite the

Posted in China, Import

China revised Corn data: tripled stocks [Corn and Soybean - n°11/2018]

China’s National Bureau of Statistics (N.B.S.) in October revised its supply estimates for Corn in China from 2007-08 through 2017-18. For the 2018-19 season, beginning stocks are forecast at 223 Mio Tons (+180% from October estimates), and ending stocks are

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