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    Infographic on Animal Protein: An underrated growth sector

    Rising population, increasing urbanisation and growing affluence, have brought about a greater demand for animal protein. This infographic illustrates how financial institutions (FIs) look at the industry and the ways in which they can support.

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  • Convenience, health and wellness are some of the top priorities of consumers today. It is crucial for companies to understand the potential impact of consumer behaviour and needs on the entire value chain.

Industry Perspectives

 

China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has been presenting great opportunities in promoting economic cooperation and connectivity with major markets across the world. Find out more about China's recent conclusion of its 14th Five-Year Plan, developments of BRI-related projects and trades, and an update on recent events surrounding the escalation of the China-US tensions.

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With disruptions facing the world today, enterprises need to move away from traditional business models to survive. Digital transformation (DX) is now happening at a much faster rate than before, as enterprises adapt to new restrictive conditions set out by their governments.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an unprecedented shift in the economy, business operations and our daily lives. Despite animal protein being a consumer staple, producers in the region are faced with near-term demand weakness and supply chain challenges.

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We conducted a survey with 300 key decision makers across Southeast Asia (64%), Mainland China and Hong Kong (36%) to navigate the macro risk landscape given the current uncertainties.

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Home and personal care (HPC) is the fastest growing segment in fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) due to the rising affluence and growing young consumer population in the region.

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Over the last three decades, animal protein consumption in low- and middle-income countries has more than tripled. As a result, there is a need to accelerate production through improvements in efficiency, deployment of technology and effective supply chain management.

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Rising urbanisation in ASEAN cities is creating a wealth effect that is translating into retail sales growth. The rising middle class will redefine the ASEAN consumption story in the future. In some cities, department store sales will continue to grow with rising tourist arrivals and the corresponding inbound tourist receipt.

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Modern trade has changed the way consumers shop for groceries. The modernised format of the channel offers lower prices, longer opening hours, a clean and comfortable shopping environment as well as the convenience of online delivery. This article examines the outlook for modern trade in China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand.

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Looking at global events, shifts in mindsets and more, this report will share UOB’s take on megatrends and the impact of these trends across industries.

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Videos and Podcasts

 

Podcast: UOB's view on how technology is driving demand for animal protein
UOB was interviewed by AsianAgribiz in April 2021 to share the bank’s insights on the key themes in the animal protein industry and how technology can help businesses in the sector ease their financial processes.

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Video: Animal Protein – Industrialisation of Livestock Production (Part 1)
Southeast Asia's demand for animal protein is growing. How can animal protein producers meet the expected increase in demand?

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Video: Animal Protein - Modernisation of Livestock Production (Part 2)
Are animal protein producers able to employ modern techniques such as selective breeding, biosecurity measures, agriculture technology to meet increased demand?

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Events

 

UOB shared views on financing the future of food, including sustainable financing and digitalisation at the Global Food Security and Sustainability Virtual Summit 2021.

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Jointly organised by UOB and SGeBiz, the 'Enhance Supply Chain Connectivity with Digitalisation' webinar covered the importance of digitalisation and trends in the fast moving consumer goods and food and beverage industries.

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UOB's thought leadership and industry insights on COVID-19’s impact on the protein sector were shared during FeedInfo's Global Protein Outlook Webinar 2020.

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UOB chaired and presented at the Feed Additives Asia Conference 2019 in Bangkok. The bank showcased its knowledge and outlook on the animal protein sector to ingredient producers, feed mills, integrators, regulators and more.

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