July 28, 2022
Pakistan looking to export dairy products to China
Pakistan is looking to export its dairy products to China, as Pakistan's dairy industry is on a contemporary path of development thanks to the cooperation between both countries on the dairy sector and rising demand for high quality dairy products in China, Urdu Point reported.
Wang Zihai, president of the Pakistan-China Joint Chambers of Commerce and Industry (PCJCCI), said they have learnt that Chinese technologies are inexpensive, whereas Pakistan is the most significant exporter and producer of dairy products in South Asia. Pakistan could advance in this industry if we adopt the methods and tools that China uses.
According to the president of PCJCCI, China wants to learn more about Pakistan's dairy industry to determine whether it might be able to join Pakistan in this area. China's dairy imports increased at a compound annual growth rate of 12.3% from 2011 to 2022, and the demand was still growing. The Chinese market has a high demand for milk powder, liquid milk, and high-value dairy products like whey, cheese, butter, and cream.
Ehsan Choudhry, senior vice president of PCJCCI, New Zealand (40.44%), the Netherlands (17.15%), and Australia (7.38%) currently account for the majority of China's dairy imports. The government of Pakistan should support this sector in order to increase exports and domestic production, particularly in order to prevent loose milk from being tainted.
He said that the government should step forward to train and educate the local farmers in the use of contemporary technology because they are currently facing many issues, including a lack of education, modern storage facilities, milk transportation, and cold storage. In this way, the needs of Chinese consumers for premium dairy products will be met.
Sarfaraz Butt, vice president of PCJCCI, said animal husbandry is one of Pakistan's foundational industries. Balochistan, where Gwadar Port is situated as part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), has special advantages for breeding dairy cattle and beef cattle. He further stated that the development of an area in Gwadar Port free from epidemics is proceeding in a systematic manner. Both Pakistan and China's dairy industries are predicted to benefit if the Chinese industrial chain can be extended there.
Salahuddin Hanif, the secretary general fof PCJCCI, said with an annual production of more than 60 million tonnes of milk, Pakistan is one of the top five milk-producing nations in the world.
- Urdu Point