According to the Thai KAITAI Research Center on Sept. 25 news, China has been in the past food consumption was sustained GDP growth. 2012, Chinas food consumption totaled 4 trillion yuan, equivalent to 20 trillion baht, up 12% year on year. Projected to 2017, Chinas food consumption value will reach 7.4 trillion yuan, equivalent to about 37 trillion baht, an average annual increase of 12.9%. Support Chinese GDP growth of food consumption factors include retail growth and accelerating urbanization policies, and per capita income increased.
Chinese food consumption growth trend is Thai food to enter the Chinese market opportunities, and the support factor is Thai TV shows, movies and travel, Thai food can boost the marketing and popularity. KAITAI Research Center believes that Thai food exports to China mainly include food and sugar in two parts. Controlled by the Chinese policy of limiting sugar imports by 2013 seven months in Thailand sugar exports to China decline 85 percent year on year. However, except for Thai food outside of sugar exports to China have higher growth opportunities, research center is expected Kai Tai, 2013 Thai food exports will mainly food products instead of sugar exports, forecast profit for Thai food outside of sugar Chinese exports will reach 16.6-17.4 billion, an increase range of 17-23%, median 19%.
growth in the Chinese market with growth of space activities, including Thai food and fruit, flavoring agents and Thai restaurants, and special products such as organic and halal food and other agricultural products are also potential new market. In addition, although Chinese consumers are more price sensitive, but recently was increasingly concerned about food safety and quality trends, resulting began to appear more willing to pay high prices for consumer behavior.
costs rise, Thai farmers hope to increase milk price
According to Thailand "World News" September 25 news, Thai dairy farmers union and people with disabilities Union yesterday (the 24th) morning rally outside the State Department, respectively, requiring Government to solve the difficulties they face.
Thai dairy farmers cows Union and the Association of Thailand yesterday morning, more than 600 members of the State Council on the 4th door assembly, stressed due to cattle feed prices, hope the Government can hike from the acquisition price of milk farmers. Rally breeding farm that dairy and processed in accordance with Council resolutions reached by 1.31 baht per kilogram of milk prices, and from October 1, 2013 started. However, the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives has not discussed the resolution submitted to the Cabinet. Prior to this, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives, the Yukon has undertaken to the resolution submitted to the Cabinet for consideration.
Meanwhile, dairy farmers also require dairy farming area would be designated the exclusive additional 19 House rule, and as soon as possible in 2011 due to natural disasters, dairy farmers pour milk and helpless compensation payment industry, asking the Thai dairy farming promotion agencies to extend the school milk procurement project three years, and to participate in monitoring the school milk procurement plan implementation. Stressed that if the Cabinet does not give a clear answer, will expand the scale gatherings.
In addition, representatives of more than 100 people with disabilities build the State Council called on the government to solve the allocation of government lottery to people with disabilities consignment problem, because now the government lottery sale price of 90 baht each, but in fact the price marked on the government lottery only 80 baht, resulting in retail government lottery had to raise prices to protect their own interests. After disabilities Alliance march to the Capitol at noon yesterday, as Prime Minister Yingluck ruling in the Capitol to participate in the Review Conference year performance report. In addition, the Union is also ready to meet the Prime Minister before the apartment until the prime minister promised to resolve the issue so far.