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China Remains Largest Feedstuff Producer

03 December 2013

CHINA - In 2011, China became the world's largest feedstuff producer with an output of 179 million tons.

The feedstuff output increased by 6.4 per cent year on year to 191 million tons in 2012, including 161.70 million tons of compound feed (representing a year-on-year increase of 8.4 per cent), 23.50 million tons of concentrated feed (down 7.6 per cent year on year) and 6.2 million tons of premixed feed (up 2.5 per cent year on year).

By the competition pattern, China feedstuff industry is perfectly competitive, with a low profit margin. In 2012, the overall gross margin of Chinese feedstuff processing enterprises was 11 per cent and the overall net profit margin reached 5.2 per cent, representing absolute and relative lower levels compared with other sub-sectors of agriculture, forestry, animal husbandry and fishery.

After the long-term market competition, the fittest survive, and China feedstuff industry has formed the market competition pattern where the national market is dominated by a minority of national conglomerates, regional markets are led by some medium-sized enterprises and a large number of small companies play supporting roles. In 2012, the total sales volume of livestock, aquaculture and ruminant feedstuff of top 10 Chinese feed companies hit more than 54.90 million tons, accounting for 28.7 per cent of China's total in 2012.

New Hope Liuhe is engaged in feedstuff, breeding, meat products and financial investment. The company operates its business throughout the country and has set up or been building more than 20 branches and subsidiaries in Vietnam, the Philippines, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Egypt and other countries.

Tangrenshen acts as one of leading national agricultural industrialization enterprises. Adhering to "breeder pigs, feed and meat products" as three main businesses, the company is committed to the integration of the pig industrial chain. It has over 40 subsidiary companies across China, of which 36 are feedstuff companies, with total feedstuff capacity of nearly 6 million tons.

Tongwei Co., Ltd. focuses on the feedstuff business, and is also involved in aquaculture, meat processing, animal health care as well as new energy, with more than 80 branches and subsidiaries engaged in feedstuff production and marketing throughout China and Southeast Asia. With an annual feedstuff capacity of 7 million tons, it has become the world's largest aquatic feedstuff producer and a major livestock and poultry feed enterprise in China.

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