New Market Report: China Agribusiness Report Q1 2015

From: Fast Market Research, Inc.
Published: Mon Dec 08 2014

China's weight in the global agricultural sector is growing, as the country has an increasing impact on international production balances a nd prices. I n particular , w e highlight the growth potential for sugar, dairy and meat products as China maintains its strong appetite for key commodities. High demand growth, strong government support and potential for investment and consolidation in these industries will help them outperform in the coming years. However, the agribusiness sector is going through challenging times as GDP slow s , consu mer trust in food safety dwindles , food ingr edient prices rise , labour costs soar and bank loan requirements for small-sized enterprises tighten. This is best seen in the probe led by the government into foreign dairy companies' price-fixing schemes, which led to a record fine for top producers.

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Key Forecasts

* Corn production growth to 2017/18: 18.0% to 242.5mn tonnes. Output expansion will be driven by steady improvements in corn yields, the probable adoption of GM corn in the coming years and sustained public support.
* Pork production growth to 2017/18: 16.0% to 63.9mn tonnes. Increased production continues to be encouraged on the back of elevated local livestock prices. The increased availability of vaccinations and the ongoing commercialisation of the industry are also likely to boost output.
* Sugar production growth to 2017/18: 9.1% to 15.2mn tonnes. Production will be supported by improving yields and soaring domestic demand.
* BMI Universe Agribusiness Market Value: USD1,306bn in 2015 (up 4.9% compared with 2014, growth forecast to average 5.1% annually between 2014 and 2018).
* 2015 real GDP growth: 6.7% (down from 7.3% expected in 2014, forecast to average 6.0% between 2014 and 2018).
* 2015 consumer price inflation: 2.8% y-o-y ave (up from 2.6% in 2014, forecast to average 2.7% between 2014 and 2018).
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The China Agribusiness Report features Business Monitor International (BMI)'s market assessment and independent forecasts for production, consumption and trade across core agricultural commodities.

BMI's China Agribusiness Report includes independent commodity price forecasting and analysis for key agricultural outputs, an overview of the agribusiness competitive landscape and a discussion of the downstream context of agricultural production in relation to country food consumption forecasts and composite food and beverage trade forecasts.

Key Benefits

* Use BMI's independent industry forecasts to test other views - a key input for successful planning in dynamic agribusiness markets.
* Apply BMI's medium-term commodity price analysis to assist with budgetary planning and the identification of investment opportunities and potential risks.
* Assess the activities and market position of your competitors, partners and clients.


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