IBISWorld’s Tofu & Bean Curd Production market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.


Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Revenue from the Tofu and Bean Curd Production industry in China has been growing at an annual rate of 15.7% in the five years through 2016. In 2016, revenue is expected to grow 7.6% to $13.3 billion, mainly driven by increasing domestic demand. Exports are estimated to account for only 4.0% of industry revenue in 2016.

The Tofu and Bean Curd Production industry in China has been developing strongly with increased output, new products, and improving product quality. Tofu and bean product production bases have sprung up in Shandong, Sichuan and Hunan.

Revenue from the top four companies in the Tofu and Bean Curd Production industry in China is estimated to account for 9.0% of industry revenue in 2015, indicating a low industry concentration level...

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Production technology

Most industry products like tofu can be produced with low technology by small workshops. However, advanced production methods are vital for new entrants to stand out and gain more market share.

Product innovation

The main product segments in this industry are tofu, bean curd products and fermented bean curd already have market leaders, which makes it difficult for new entrants to penetrate these markets. As such, new companies must develop new products to gain market share and achieve brand recognition.


The government has published various national and industrial standards to normalize the industry's development. Wit..

Additional Insights for the Tofu & Bean Curd Production Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Tofu & Bean Curd Production Industry are

  • Economies of scale
  • Superior financial management and debt management
  • Establishment of brand names
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Domestic Goods Prices - Agricultural - Crops - Grains and Household Discretionary Income in the Tofu & Bean Curd Production industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Tofu & Bean Curd Production Industry?

    The Tofu and Bean Curd Production industry in China uses soybeans, red beans, mung beans, peas and broad beans as raw materials in the production of various food items, such as tofu, fermented bean curd, soy milk, and other bean curd products.

    Industry Products
    Bean curd products
    Fermented bean curd
    Industry Activities
    Tofu production
    Bean curd production
    Fermented bean curd production
    Soy milk production

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Domestic Goods Prices - Agricultural - Crops - Grains
  • Household Discretionary Income
  • Industry Competition - Food mfg
  • Key Attitudinal Changes - Health and Safety Awareness
  • Standard of Living
  • Legislative Compliance Requirements

  • Current Performance
  • Products and markets
  • International trade
  • Enterprises, wages and employment
  • Raw materials
  • Competitive landscape
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • International trade
  • Enterprises and wages
  • Table: Tofu & Bean Curd Production Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Tofu & Bean Curd Production Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Canned Food Production
  • Department Stores & Shopping Malls
  • Supermarkets
  • Full-Service Restaurants
  • Fast-Food Restaurants
  • Households

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Legume Growing
  • Soy Sauce Production
  • Sugar Production

  • Products & Services
  • Tofu
  • Bean curd products
  • Fermented bean curd
  • Chart: Tofu & Bean Curd Production Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Economic growth
  • Health consciousness
  • Per capita consumption
  • Population growth
  • Prices

  • Major Markets
  • Wholesalers
  • Retailers
  • Supermarkets
  • Specialty stores
  • Agents and distributors
  • Exports
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Tofu & Bean Curd Production Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Depreciation
  • Wages
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Tofu & Bean Curd Production

  • Basis of Competition
  • Price
  • Quality
  • Raw material access
  • Distribution channels
  • Brand competition
  • Product differentiation

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Tofu & Bean Curd Production Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Hangzhou Huayuan Bean Food Co. Ltd.Hebei Gaobeidian DouDou Food (Group) Co. Ltd.Jiaxing Jiajiale Foods Co. Ltd.Shanghai Xuyang Green Food Co. Ltd.Jiangxi Matterhorn Soy Co. Ltd.
  • Table: Hangzhou Huayuan Bean Food Co. Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: Hebei Gaobeidian DouDou Food (Group) Co. Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: Jiaxing Jiajiale Foods Co. Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: Shanghai Xuyang Green Food Co. Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: Jiangxi Matterhorn Soy Co. Ltd. - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Tofu & Bean Curd Production Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Tofu & Bean Curd Production Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Exports (2007-2021)
  • Imports (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Total Assets (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Genetically Modified Organism (Gmo)
  • Where specific changes are introduced into a plant or animal's DNA by genetic engineering techniques. The most commonly modified foods include soybean, corn and canola.
  • Hazard Analysis And Critical Control Points
  • A safety system for food and pharmaceuticals that addresses physical, chemical and biological hazards as a means of prevention; also known as HACCP.
  • Tofu
  • A food product made by coagulating soy milk and then pressing the resulting curds into soft white blocks.
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