Chinese demand for milk, driven by higher incomes and interest in richer protein sources, has led U.S. dairy manufacturers to increase production in an effort to expand in an export market that reached $706 million last year, according to the U.S. Dairy Export Council. American producers are boosting their capacity to better serve the Chinese market, as domestic demand for dairy remains stagnant. "For exporters to China, the window for trade opportunity is likely to remain wide open for some time," Rabobank said in a recent research report.
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