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China's food processing machinery seeing rapid growth

by 5m Editor
5 September 2006, at 1:34pm

CHINA - China's food processing and packaging machinery sector has made significant strides and is closing the gap on the products made in other parts of the world, according to a new report.

Sales of Chinese food packaging machinery have almost doubled between 2001 and 2005, reaching CNY67.37 billion (€6.6bn), and the annual average growth of 17.52 per cent is well above the rate of the national machine industry during the same period, according to the report by Beijing-based market research firm, Research in China.

The growth is being driven by a double-digit increase in food industry sales each year – some estimate it to be around 25 per cent annually – as well as strong improvements in the technology.

Source: AP-FoodTechnology