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Half year revenue: 63.5 billion, Yili’s only rival

It can be said that Yili is the “hexagon soldier” of China’s dairy industry. It is the enterprise with the most comprehensive layout and balanced development in the whole industry.

(Qi Minqian, editor: Liu Xiaoying)

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In the first half of this year, under the influence of multiple factors, the dairy industry as a whole was under pressure.
According to the data of the National Bureau of statistics, in the first half of the year, the output of dairy products manufacturing enterprises above designated size was 15.1 million tons, an increase of 1% year-on-year. The overall growth rate of the industry also dropped compared with the same period last year.
In this case, the semi annual report issued by Yili on August 30 gave the market a surprise. Financial report data show that Yili’s revenue and net profit in the first half of the year not only hit a new record, but also maintained a double-digit high growth rate.
In the global dairy industry list released by ABN AMRO not long ago, Yili ranked among the “top five dairy enterprises in the world” for three consecutive years. It is not only the only Chinese dairy enterprise among the top five, but also the fastest-growing enterprise among the top 20 dairy enterprises in the world with a growth rate of 31.7%.
This also proves that the “Matthew effect” of China’s dairy industry is becoming more and more obvious, and the distance between Yili, the “one super” and “many strong” is also getting farther and farther. To some extent, Yili’s biggest competitor in China is itself.

The dragon head is still running

In the first half of 2022, Yili ranked first in the industry in terms of performance scale and growth rate.
According to the data of the midterm report, Yili’s revenue was 63.463 billion yuan, and its net profit was 6.139 billion yuan, both of which hit record highs, and were much higher than the second in the industry. In terms of growth, Yili’s revenue and net profit increased by 12.31% and 15.40% respectively year-on-year.
From the perspective of business, the liquid milk revenue during the reporting period was 42.892 billion yuan, accounting for 67.6% of the company’s total revenue, which is still Yili’s “basic plan”. At present, Yili liquid milk ranks first in the industry in terms of scale and market share. Besides the scale, Yili’s product portfolio matrix advantage is also obvious.
Specifically, the company has 20 billion level star single product Jindian, anmushi and Yili pure milk; Among them, Jindian is the first in the organic milk market, and the market share of amuxi in China’s normal temperature yogurt category reaches 65%. The 10 billion level of large single excellent yogurt is also maintaining high-speed growth. There are also Shuhua milk, cereal and QQ stars in Yili.
Milk powder and dairy products business is also the focus of Yili’s layout in recent years. In March 2022, Yili completed the tender offer for all the issued shares of the milk powder brand Aoyou. At present, it holds 52.70% of the shares of Aoyou.
In the first half of the year, Yili’s milk powder and dairy products revenue reached 12.071 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 58.28%. Among them, the growth rate of infant formula milk powder ranks first in the industry, the growth rate of adult milk powder ranks first in the segment market, and the growth rate of cheese business exceeds 40%, achieving leapfrog growth.
The cold drink business has always been Yili’s “advantageous project”, and has been the top cold drink sales in China for 28 consecutive years. In the first half of the year, Yili Leng
In addition to product innovation, Yili also actively arranges new channels on the channel side. As a traditional consumer giant, Yili has always had advantages in the deep distribution of offline channels, and its new business can also use the offline channels of liquid milk to expand rapidly.
For example, in 2018, Yili established a cheese business department, which rapidly sank through the channel network music of liquid milk, and achieved the second largest market share in the industry in only three years. According to statistics, the Yili cheese business has completed 500000 stores in the first half of the year, and it is expected that the number of stores will reach 1 million by the end of the year.
In addition to the traditional offline channels, Yili is also actively exploring new channels, such as mother and child, catering, e-commerce platforms and community group buying. According to Kantar’s consumer research data, Yili liquid dairy products achieved a year-on-year growth of 16.8% in new retail channels in the first half of the year.
Whether it is product innovation or channel expansion, it reflects Yili’s “consumer centered” grasp and satisfaction of consumer needs.
The essence of the consumer industry is to tap and satisfy consumer demand, which is also the core competitiveness of consumer goods enterprises. Now Yili is widening the gap with its competitors. To some extent, the real competitor of the company is itself. In this case, only by working hard from the essence of consumption and constantly meeting consumption demand can we maintain high-speed growth.
Global layout

Since 2011, Yili has been the No. 1 dairy market in China. It has maintained high-speed growth for many years, making Yili one of the “top five dairy companies in the world” in 2020.
Pan Gang, chairman and President of Yili Group, has always adhered to the strategy of “leading with high goals”. In 2020, he released Yili’s medium – and long-term strategies: to advance into the “top three global dairy companies” in 2025 and to become the “top one in global dairy industry” in 2030.
Under the guidance of this goal, Yili not only promotes its strategic layout in China, but also optimizes the layout of the global supply chain network, and makes use of global resources to develop the international market.
As early as 2007, Yili began to test the globalization of water. In recent years, Yili has also been promoting the “global web weaving” plan. On the one hand, it integrates high-quality material resources globally; On the other hand, integrate high-quality intellectual resources such as talents and technology.
In 2014, Yili built a production base in New Zealand, and in 2019, Yili’s subsidiary acquired weiziland, the second largest dairy enterprise in New Zealand.
In addition to its business layout, Yili also cooperates with top universities and scientific research institutions in the world in nutrition and health, product research and development, food safety, agricultural science and technology and other fields. For example, in 2014, Yili teamed up with Wageningen University, a top university in the field of life sciences in Europe, to build Yili’s European R & D center together with more than 15000 R & D personnel from the European “food Valley”.
Southeast Asia is also the key area of Yili’s international layout. In November 2018, Yili acquired chomt, the largest ice cream company in Thailand
In the first half of the year, Yili was not only the first in the industry to release the dual carbon goal and roadmap, and the first to build a “zero carbon factory”, but also launched the industry’s first “zero carbon milk” and “zero carbon cold drinks”.
According to Yili’s plan, the company will achieve carbon neutrality in the whole industrial chain by 2050.
Empowering partners is also a reflection of Yili’s fulfillment of social responsibilities, helping industry development and promoting common prosperity.
For the cooperative enterprises in the supply chain, Yili has helped to improve the per unit area yield of dairy cows through technical guidance, and promoted the implementation of cost reduction and efficiency improvement of pasture. In addition to this “empowerment”, Yili will also provide financing support for upstream and downstream partners in the industrial chain. From 2014 to June 2022, the company provided 104.656 billion yuan of financing.
(Yili modern wisdom health Valley)
Yili has successively built modern dairy industry clusters in Inner Mongolia, Ningxia, Gansu, Hebei and other places, injecting strong momentum into the revitalization of China’s dairy industry. For example, Yili modern intelligent health Valley, known as the “Silicon Valley of the world’s dairy industry”, not only has the world’s largest intelligent manufacturing benchmark base with the highest degree of digital intelligence, but also the only national dairy technology innovation center, national dairy measurement and testing center and other national level technology centers have settled in succession.

From the perspective of the whole society, Yili is also helping “Rural Revitalization” through its own industry advantages. Through direct procurement of fruits from the fruit producing areas and cooperation with Dandong, Xuwen, Xinjiang and other places, amxi has not only achieved performance growth, but also helped the development of local characteristic agriculture.

Now, ESG has become an important indicator for investors and the public to evaluate the company. The so-called ESG refers to environment, society and corporate governance. This indicator not only measures the company’s performance, but also comprehensively considers its impact on the environment and society.
On August 23, 2022, Forbes China released the 2022 China esg50 list, and Yili was successfully selected as the only dairy enterprise in China.
According to the latest news, due to its excellent performance in environmental protection, social welfare and corporate governance, Yili MSCI ESG rating was rated BBB again, and won the highest ESG rating in China’s food industry.
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Half year revenue: 63.5 billion, Yili’s only rival


另据最新消息,由于在环境保护、社会公益、公司治理等方面的优秀表现,伊利MSCI ESG评级再度被评为BBB级,摘得中国食品行业最高ESG评级。






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