Chinese cans are deeply loved by the European, American and African markets. The export of Chinese cans is growing rapidly. It is expected to reach 320 billion yuan in 2023.
Development of canned food in China
China canned food first appeared in the world in 1953. At that time, canned food changed from meeting military needs to export goods, which were exported to the former Soviet Union. In 1959, the output reached 160000 tons, more than half of which were used for export. By 1970, the export volume had exceeded US $100 million. Subsequently, due to the food safety problems in the United States, some state-owned canning enterprises faced bankruptcy, but also ushered in the development wave of private canning enterprises.
China's canned food export is developing rapidly
In only ten years, China's canning enterprises occupied 45% of the total export volume in the past 50 years, and created legendary brilliance again in the 1990s. Although the export of canned food began to decline after 2016, Chinese canned food has always been the world champion, not only ranking first in the world, but also accounting for a quarter of the world. In the first half of 2021, China's canning output was 3.912 million tons, an increase of 11.8% year-on-year; The operating revenue of canning Enterprises above Designated Size nationwide was 57.64 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 9.8%; The total profit was 2.84 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 4.8%.
In 2020, China's exports of canned oranges reached 310 million US dollars, accounting for 54% of the total exports of canned fruits; The export of canned peaches was 167 million US dollars, accounting for 29.1% of the total export of canned fruits; The total export volume of canned fruits was USD 575 million, a year-on-year increase of 5%. According to the distribution of exporting countries, among the top ten, the United States is the country with the largest export volume of canned fruits in China, with an export volume of 219000 tons, accounting for 43%; Followed by Japan, accounting for 19%; The rest are Thailand, Germany, Canada, etc.
Although canned food has become the first choice for Europeans and Americans to hoard goods, Chinese canned food has been sitting on the "cold bench" at home for a long time. According to statistics, the per capita annual consumption of canned food in the United States is 90 kg, 50 kg in Europe and 23 kg in Japan. There is also a restaurant called Mr. kanso in Japan. There are 300 kinds of cans to choose from, but it has opened 50 branches and sells nothing except cans.
Chinese cans are also very popular in Africa