Date

3-2012

Degree Name

BS in Dairy Science

Department

Dairy Science Department

Advisor(s)

Leanne Berning

Abstract

The objective of this research project was to determine the potential for the increase of U.S. whey exports to the Chinese market. The research was gathered from various locations including the United States Dairy Export Council as well as Euromonitor International. From this research the amount of whey that the US produces was compared with the amount of whey that China imports, then analyzed to determine the increased amount that can be exported by the US to China. An analysis of the current and historical situation for dairy products in China was also included to help determine the market potential in China. Based on China’s tainted history of food safety and the increasing demand for their whey market, largely due to the demand for infant milk formula, the whey market in China is expanding and the United States has the supply to satisfy that expansion. Follow up work that can be done is to further research the role of competitors in this market and the increase in whey production both in the US and China.