Asia is the fastest growing and changing market for commodities in the world
All of the Group's platforms operate in the Region
We have 16 main offices across 7 countries
As our originating and processing functions in the region grow, we are investing in more strategically located logistic asset
Urban populations are growing rapidly in Asia, creating a change in consumption habits. There is increased demand for meat, foodstuffs, textiles and consumer goods. This impacts the need for many products that Louis Dreyfus Commodities originates and merchandizes.
Strong global demand for edible oils, soaps and biofuels is driving our palm oil business in the region. Rising protein consumption is fueling demand for output from our feed mills, notably in China, Vietnam and Indonesia.
Our strengths in this Region
We are active in the domestic trade of corn, sugar, wheat and cotton in China, grains in Australia and cotton, grains and sugar in India. Our distribution and import activities in the region include grains, sugar, oilseeds and cotton. We export grains from Australia to destinations including Asia, the Middle East and Europe.
We’re responding to rapidly developing flows between Asian countries, as well as exports to other global locations, especially in palm oil.
We’ve been developing our origination, processing and logistics capabilities in the Region with a number of significant investments in recent years. This includes pioneering mergers and acquisitions in the Oilseeds, Palm, Grains, Sugar, Juice, Coffee and Metals Platforms.
Assets in Asia include:
- 3 oilseeds crushing plants in China
- 3 coffee processing facilities in Vietnam
- 1 apple juice plant in China
- 2 ports in Indonesia
- 6 cotton warehouses in Australia
- 3 grains storage facilities in Australia
- 2 coffee warehouses in Indonesia
Growth in the Region has been driven through these investments as well as our deep understanding of the complexities and uniqueness inherent in each country.