With the arrival of consumption upgrade and the increasing popularity of national health awareness, the per capita consumption of dairy products has gradually increased, the structure of dairy consumption has changed, and the diverse needs of consumers have injected new impetus for the development of dairy products market. The data shows that milk production in 2021 reached 36.830 million tons, an increase of 7.1% year-on-year; Chinese dairy imports in 2021 reached 3.947 million tons, an increase of 18.5% year-on-year. iiMedia Research analyst believes that Chinese dairy market space is vast, the industry track will be more segmented, dairy enterprises need to accelerate the construction of milk source base and upstream industry integration, for the development of enterprises to reduce costs and improve efficiency, strengthen R&D and innovation capabilities to meet the needs of the consumer market.
After entering the third consumption era, the personalized and diversified needs of Chinese consumers began to emerge. In recent years, a large number of cutting-edge brands have emerged in the leisure food industry. According to iimedia research, from 2010 to 2021, the market scale of China's leisure food industry continued to grow from 410 billion yuan to 1156.2 billion yuan. It is expected that the growth rate will reach 7.2% and the market scale will reach 1239.1 billion yuan in 2022. People pay more and more attention to product ingredients. The content of salt, sugar and oil has become an important yardstick for people to judge whether food is healthy or not. Consumers' health and composition of leisure food have gradually become a common demand.
As the per capita income of residents has increased, consumers' living standards and consumption habits have also changed. At present, the number of lazy houses in my country has exceeded 800 million, which has further increased the range of users of quick-frozen food that focuses on the lazy economy. Data shows that since 2011, the scale of my country's quick-frozen food market has continued to expand. By 2020, the size of China's quick-frozen food market has reached 139.3 billion yuan. It is estimated that China's quick-frozen food market will reach 198.6 billion yuan in 2024. In recent years, the series of self-heating pan products have developed rapidly, and the market scale is about to exceed 10 billion yuan. Self-heating rice and self-heating hot pot are more convenient to eat than quick-frozen food. In the future, they will become a powerful competitor to occupy the market share of quick-frozen food.
Since the first half of 2020, China's catering industry has entered a state of shutdown due to the epidemic, but the halogen products market has still shown a growth momentum, and brands have opened an expansion model. The data shows that the scale of China's halogen products industry will reach 329.6 billion yuan in 2021, with a compound growth rate of 12.3% from 2018 to 2021.iiMedia Research analyst believes that with the improvement of national living standards and consumer demand, the consumption scenario and scope of halogen products continue to expand, promoting the further development of the industry, and it is expected that the scale of China's halogen products industry will reach 405.1 billion yuan in 2023.
Driven by the consumption concept and relaxation demand of the new generation groups, the low-alcohol market has developed rapidly in recent years. According to data from iiMedia Research, from 2017 to 2021, the overall sales scale of China's low-alcohol wine will maintain a high-speed growth trend, and it is expected to exceed 500 billion yuan in 2022. According to the analyst opinion of iiMedia Research, on the supply side, traditional brands and new brands are laying out the low-degree wine market, and the market supply is abundant； on the consumption side, the Z era has become a new force in social consumption, and the low-alcohol wine is in line with the Z-era consumption concept in terms of product form and brand marketing. The market development prospects are favorable.
There is a general need for cessation in tobacco consumption and harm reduction which is the core demand of tobacco evolution. Foreign mainstream health organizations have conducted an evaluation of e-cigarettes for several years, and it is generally believed that the harm of e-cigarettes is much less than that of traditional tobacco. Global retail sales of e-cigarettes grew from $26.8 billion in 2018 to $45.3 billion in 2020. From 2017 to 2021, the compound growth rate of the domestic sales market in China's e-cigarette industry will be 37.9%, and the year-on-year growth rate in 2022 is expected to be 76.0%, and the market size will reach 25.52 billion yuan. It is estimated that the potential market size of China's solid e-cigarettes will be about 53.1 billion yuan - 88.5 billion yuan in 2025, and the potential market size of atomized e-cigarettes will be about 39.6 billion yuan - 79.2 billion yuan. In 2021, the direct employment of China's e-cigarette industry was about 1.5 million, driving about 4 million indirect employment, a total of about 5.5 million. Major countries and regions around the world, Europe, the United States, Japan and South Korea have issued clear policy guidelines and regulatory measures for e-cigarettes. The development experience of the global e-cigarette industry has reference significance for the development of China's industrial standards, and China will further integrate the steady development of the e-cigarette industry into the track of legalization and standardization.
Data show that at the beginning of this year, the total retail sales of social consumer goods increased year-on-year due to the impact of last year's low base. Since March, the year-on-year growth rate of China's total retail sales of social consumer goods and the retail value of cosmetics has generally shown a downward trend. iiMedia Research analysts believe that due to the sporadic occurrence of the epidemic in China and the macroeconomic boom, the overall consumption willingness of residents is weakened. If the epidemic has not been solved in the future, it may affect the overall demand for cosmetics consumption to a certain extent. However, from the data, this year, the demand for online re purchase of beauty and skin care products is more than the demand for offline experience, and the requirement for timeliness is not high. Under the environment of declining overall e-commerce economic growth, the growth rate of online sales of beauty and skin care products can still maintain a high growth trend in the future.
According to the data, from January to may 2021, the import amount of cosmetics and toiletries in China was 64.98 billion yuan and the export amount was 10.72 billion yuan; In 2021, the transaction volume of 618 Shopping Festival reached a new high, of which the total online transaction volume of beauty category was 578.48 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 26.5%. With the rapid development of digital technology and other high technologies, artificial intelligence, AR, big data and other technologies began to be gradually applied to the cosmetics industry. The cosmetics industry began to enter the intelligent era. Cosmetics and technology should be better combined and innovated to bring personalized and intelligent services to users from the needs of consumers.