China's Meat Processing Industry: Greater Demand as China Consumes More Meat

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Despite its long history, the Meat Processing industry in China is in a growth stage. Spurred on by modern technology, the industry is changing the way the nation eats meat, with people consuming processed and precooked meat more than ever before. The industry is forecast to grow at an average annual rate of 8.3%, reaching $82.38 billion in 2016, according to IBISWorld, America’s largest publisher of industry research.

IBISWorld Market Research

IBISWorld Market Research

Meat consumption in China increased steadily in the past decade, reaching 129.6 pounds per capita in 2010

Despite its long history, the Meat Processing industry in China is in a growth stage. Spurred on by modern technology, the industry is changing the way the nation eats meat, with people consuming processed and precooked meat more than ever before. Strong potential still exists for the industry, as the rapid pace of modern life in cities and the increasing incomes of rural residents lead to stronger demand for industry products. The industry is forecast to grow at an average annual rate of 8.3%, reaching $82.38 billion in 2016, according to IBISWorld, America’s largest publisher of industry research.

The dietary patterns of residents have changed significantly since the Chinese Government implemented economic reforms in the late 1970s. This included a large rise in meat consumption as family income levels increased. Meat consumption in China increased steadily in the past decade, reaching 129.6 pounds per capita in 2010.

Low-temperature meat products are more expensive and have a shorter shelf life. However, in the long term, low-temperature meat products are expected to surpass high-temperature meat products as mainstream products of the industry, due to lower levels of nutrient loss and better taste.

Revenue of the Meat Processing industry is expected to total $55.24 billion in 2011, up 13.1% for the year, with annualized growth of 22.5% since 2006. Imports, totaling $2.22 billon, are expected to reach $2.59 billion and to make up a growing portion of industry revenue.

In the five years to 2016, this industry is expected to gradually slow down its growth, with its revenue increasing at an annualized growth rate of 8.3%, reaching a forecast $82.38 billion in 2016.

For more information, including profit levels, market shares, product segmentation and more, download IBISWorld’s report on the Meat Processing industry in China.

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The Meat Processing industry comprises establishments that produce sausages, cured meats, smoked meats, dried meats and other prepared meats and meat specialties from purchased fresh meats (both livestock and poultry). The industry also includes establishments that process by-products of livestock and poultry, such as lard from pig fats, sausage casing from intestines and rawhides from skins.

Meat Processing in China Report Key Topics
Industry Performance
Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle
Products & Markets
Supply Chain
Products & Services
Major Markets
Globalization & Trade
Business Locations
Competitive Landscape
Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Barriers to Entry
Major Companies
Operating Conditions
Capital Intensity
Key Statistics
Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

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