China to strengthen production of additives in 13th 5-year plan


China will see its import of feed additives drop between 2016-2020. The country, in its 13th five-year plan for the feed industry, will focus on strengthening local production of additives and concentrates. According to CCM, a market intelligence firm that focuses on China’s feed market, the next few years could see the country slashing its import of additives such as vitamins, amino acids and methionine.

The ministry also wants to reduce the country’s dependence on protein additives, which are mainly imported. For now, it is promoting the use of synthetic amino acids. However, all is not lost. CCM added that the focus on domestic production can also offer good opportunities for investments in the Chinese feed additive industry.


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