We hold leading positions in rice, coffee and juice exports
Our 9 main offices are in Bangalore, Beijing, Brisbane, Delhi, Ho Chi Minh City, Jakarta, Melbourne, Shanghai and Singapore
Our apple juice plant in China has a 20KMT annual capacity
We operate a 58,000 hectare palm oil plantation in Indonesia through a joint venture partnership
In India we own 2 soybean oil and palm refining plants
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 increases the need for many products that Louis Dreyfus Commodities originates and merchandises.
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
- 2 coffee processing facilities in Vietnam
- 1 apple juice plant in China
- 2 ports in Indonesia
- 2 cotton warehouses in Australia
- 3 grains storages facilities in Australia
- 1 coffee warehouse 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.