Dairy products consumption increases in China

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Dietary habits are rapidly changing in China, boosting total
consumption by 12 per cent per year and 15 per cent for the dairy
products. According to...

Dietary habits are rapidly changing in China, boosting total consumption by 12 per cent per year and 15 per cent for the dairy products. According to the Financial Times, currently China imports 200,000 tons of dairy products. New Zealand's producers provide one third of these imports. In ten years, dairy producers from New Zealand increased 400 per cent their dairy products exports to China, reaching $127m. New Zealand mostly sells high-value added proteins such as milk powder, fermented milk and drinkable yoghurts, claims it detains 50 per cent of this market. Consumption of mozzarella is developing due to the increase in fast food restaurants serving pizza and sandwiches. Unlike Japan, China does not intend to provide milk to schools, but authorities would like to promote it more, which should also have an impact on the consumption. Source: Les Echos​, the Financial Times

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