By 2030, milk consumption in Chinas cities will increase to 46.2 kg per capita
Today, the Celestial Empire remains the largest importer of dairy products in the world. So, in 2014, its share in the import of dairy products in the world was 19.2%, and in 2015 - 15.1%. The largest share of imports falls on dry milk - 41% of total imports and serum - 32.5%. For 8 months in 2016, China purchased 480 thousand tons of dry milk (+ 14.2% compared to the same period in 2015).
The share of imported drinking milk in the market of China’s drinking milk is 1.8%. According to the volume of supply, Germany leads - it accounts for 35% of the total imports of milk drinking segment, reports The DairyNews.
"China remains the largest market, capacious in terms of milk consumption. The country consumes milk per capita in the cities: 2012 - 17.9 kg, in 2020 - 42.9 kg, in 2030 - 46.2 kg. If milk consumption figures reach this bar, the question arises of providing the industry with raw milk. There are big doubts that China will be able to meet the growing demand only at the expense of its own production, "said Chal Chin.