China dairy output surges 50pc over past decade

Published: October 20, 2019 15:08:31

A calf is seen near a booth at the 16th China Dairy Exhibition in Harbin, capital of northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, April 27, 2018.(Xinhua/Wang Jianwei)

China's dairy output surged almost 50 per cent over the past decade, according to the country's market watchdog.

Dairy production stood at 26.87 million tonnes in 2018, and per capita consumption reached 34.3 kg, according to the State Administration for Market Regulation.

The quality of dairy products has improved over the past few years, with the rate of products failing to meet standards falling to 0.3 per cent in 2018, down from 1.6 per cent in 2014.

Chinese authorities have taken a string of measures to ensure milk product quality, including improving regulations and industry standards and tightening supervision, Xinhua news agency reported.

Spot checks are conducted every month, and results are also announced monthly.

China has a total of 762 dairy manufacturers, according to official data.

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