The data revealed most interestingly, that: “Veganism has also become more popular among the Chinese food industry; according to statistics from South China Morning Post (data from 2017) the vegan market is expected to rise by more than 17% from 2015 to 2020.” This implies a vegan population of over 200 million by 2020.
Just this week, KFC has released
a meatless burger in China, although the product is at this point vegetarian rather than fully vegan. Oatly ice cream also launched
in mainland China this May, as did plant-based egg alternative JUST egg
. Vegconomist will continue to report on the vegan market in China.