Bakery China 2018: Meet the growing industry

Shanghai / CN. (iec) With over 200’000 square metres of exhibition space, Bakery China 2018 (09 to 12 May) will attract over 2’100 exhibitors from all over the world this year.

Bakery China, launched 21 years ago, is an important indicator of the growth of the bakery industry in China and has since developed into the world’s largest trade fair in this sector. As organisers of the renowned and influential Bakery China 2018, the China Association of Bakery + Confectionery Industry (CABCI) and Bakery China Exhibitions Company Limited welcome more than 140’000 trade visitors from over 110 countries and regions to the Shanghai New International Expo Center. Every visitor will have the privilege of experiencing the dynamic prosperity and innovative power of the bakery industry in China at first hand.

China’s bakery industry has been growing rapidly since the end of the last century with an average growth rate of 20 percent between 2003 and 2016 and has achieved a leading position in this industry worldwide. According to forecasts, the country should finally become the world’s largest producer and consumer of bakery products in the coming months. According to National Bureau of Statistics of China statistics on EADS (Enterprises above state-designated Scale) bakeries and confectionery production (including pastries/bread, biscuits, chocolate, ice drinks, instant noodles and sweets) reached a total volume of RMB 35’899 million tonnes by 2017 with operating revenues of RMB 743.178 billion. This corresponds to growth of 8.29 percent compared to the previous year.

Highlights of Bakery China 2018

  • This global leader in baking exhibitions covers an area of more than 200’000 square metres, over 12’000 booths;
  • Recognised and supported by the country’s Ministry of Commerce for over 10 consecutive years, with the approved title of «China International»;
  • Over 2’000 square metres government-sponsored pavilions from Germany, the USA, Italy and the Netherlands will be presented for the first time;
  • Over 2’100 exhibitors and 140’000 visitors from all over the world are expected;
  • The Coffee, Beverages and Fine Food Zone continues expanding to over 20’000 square metres;
  • The space for home baking, educationand training grows beyond 5’000 square metres;
  • This exhibition covers the whole product chain of bakery industry. Record high of new products and new tech releasing and presenting.

According to the CABCI, per capita consumption of bread in China in 2017 was only 4.4 kilograms based on a total population of 1.37 billion. Compared to an average of 10 kilos in South Korea, over 20 kg in Japan and 70 to 80 kg in the USA and Western European countries, this shows that China offers great potential for growth and expansion. Rapid urbanization and diversification of eating habits are important forces driving the growth of China’s bakery industry.

Back to top