Agribusiness

Rising incomes and a growing Chinese middle class have led to demand shifts toward more and better quality food. For instance, Chinese diets have changed to incorporate more meat, with average per capita meat consumption reaching 55 kilograms. Even so, that’s still just half of the average per capita meat consumption in America, implying there is plenty of room for Chinese demand to grow. At the same time, however, China’s arable land has been shrinking, closing in on the minimum 300 million acres that the government believes are needed to feed China’s population.

The growing appetites of Chinese consumers have led to investment opportunities in the agribusiness industry across most market segments, from soft commodities to seeds and food processing technologies. As the government pushes forward rural land reforms and moves toward modern, industrial-scale farming, China will need more technology and know-how, much of it residing in the United States. Moreover, rising concern over food safety in China has led companies to seek more vertical integration from the farm to logistics and sales. A maturing Chinese agribusiness market should present increasing opportunities for global investors across the value chain.

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Tianshui Zhongxing Biotechnology Co., Ltd.

Tianshui Zhongxing Biotechnology Co., Ltd.

Tianshui Zhongxing Biotechnology is primarily engaged in the production and sale of edible mushrooms, including the enoki, portobella, and white beach varieties. The company began expanding into overseas...

Luoniushan Co., Ltd.

Luoniushan Co., Ltd.

Luoniushan is an animal husbandry firm based in Hainan province. Its primary businesses include livestock breeding, processing, disease prevention, and distribution. About 40% of the company’s 2016 revenue,...

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Zhejiang Guolian Aquatic Products Co., Ltd.

Zhejiang Guolian Aquatic is mainly a seafood processor, with its main products consisting of shrimp and tilapia. The company has established supplier relationships, including with Walmart, Jetro Safeway,...

Shandong Minhe Animal Husbandry Co., Ltd.

Shandong Minhe Animal Husbandry Co., Ltd.

Shandong Minhe Animal Husbandry is a chicken breeder and processor, whose products are sold under the brand name “Minhe.” The company’s non-core businesses involve power generation and distribution...

Xiwang Foodstuffs Co., Ltd.

Xiwang Foodstuffs Co., Ltd.

Xiwang Foodstuffs is primarily a producer of edible oils, including corn and olive varieties. Since 2016, however, the company has transitioned to the health supplements business and acquired Kerr, a Canadian...