Pakistan’s milk powder, whey, cheese and butter are in high demand in China

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Pakistan’s dairy products like milk powder, liquid milk, high value-added dairy products such as whey, cheese, butter and cream are in high demand in China.

The President of the Pakistan-China Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCJCCI) Wang Zihai expressed his opinions at a think-tank session conducted at the PCJCCI Secretariat on Tuesday. 

“We have learned Pakistan is the most important exporter and producer of dairy products in South Asia. Pakistan’s dairy industry could progress, if we adopt the techniques and technology used by China,” Zihai maintained. 

The PCJCCI president highlighted that China was keenly willing to discover more opportunities in Pakistan’s dairy industry. From 2011 to 2022, China’s dairy imports increased at a compound annual growth rate of 12.3%, and the demand was still growing. 

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Liquid milk, milk powder, and high value-added dairy products including whey, butter, cheese, and cream are in huge demand in the China. 

Talking at the events, PCJCCI Senior Vice President Ehsan Choudhry stated that at present China’s dairy imports were mostly imported from New Zealand (40.44%), the Netherlands (17.15%), and Australia (7.38%). 

“Pakistani government supports this industry to boost export and domestic production, especially to control the adulteration of loose milk,” he added. 

He highlighted that the local farmers were fighting with numerous problems, such as the lack of education and shortage of facilities for storage, transportation, and cold storage. 

The government should take initiative to train and educate them with modern technology. In this way, Chinese user demand for high-quality dairy products would be met, he stressed. 

Moreover, Pakistan’s economic growth, industrial progress, and industrial chain extension can be expected in the process. 

During the occasion, PCJCCI Vice President Sarfaraz Butt stated that animal husbandry was one of the main industries in Pakistan, especially in Balochistan, where Gwadar Port under CPEC was located. “There are unique advantages of breeding beef cattle and dairy cows.” 

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