China: Dairy and Products Annual

Post forecasts that China's fluid milk consumption will increase in 2018, due to income growth and increased consumer preference for healthy foods. Domestic fluid milk production, forecast at 36.5 million tons, will also increase in 2018 due to productivity gains resulting from improved cattle genetics. This domestic production increase will constrain imports, ending a multi-year trend of import growth. Post forecasts 2018 fluid milk imports at 520,000 tons. WMP and SMP will also see production growth and constrained imports. Despite a recently signed MOU between China’s Certification and Accreditation Administration and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regarding dairy registration, dairy imports from the United States are still encountering registration issues.
 

China: Dairy and Products Annual