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Our Platforms

  • Coffee
  • Cotton
  • Global Markets
  • Freight
  • Grains
  • Juice
  • Oilseeds
  • Rice
  • Sugar

What we do in China

As a market leader in several commodities, we are able to combine our solid knowledge of the local markets with a highly powerful international marketing network.

  • Coffee: We originate green beans (Arabica) from farmers and mills with 100 % cupping, and providing our customers with different grades of coffee. Our team in China also comprises expertise in cupping, storing and trading. We provide timely shipment with efficient execution and logistics service, coupled with a full range of trading and risk management tools.
  • Cotton: We specialize in pricing, buying, classing, warehousing and delivery of domestic cotton. Our team also provides a full range of expertise in risk management and futures markets. We seek to provide customized marketing solutions to match both the buyers’ and sellers’ needs. 
  • Global Markets: We act for a variety of financial institutions and corporate clients in arranging trade financing products, with a strong focus on emerging markets.
  • Freight: We have one of the most active dry bulk chartering entities in the country. Our expanding fleet of more than 170 vessels services global destinations for our own business as well as for third-party customers. We are one of a few companies with has both global reach and financial strength to ensure it can deliver on our commitments. As a member of the Baltic Exchange, we subscribe to the highest of standards in the maritime trades ‘Our Word Our Bond’.
  • Grains: Grains is one of Louis Dreyfus Company's' oldest business lines in China. We have an extensive marketing network for the different grains (corn, wheat, barley, sorghum and DDGS (Dried Distiller Grains with solubles)), from the global origins to the domestic market. We sustain marketability of local grains, and   maintain strategic ties with local commodities companies, feed mills, flour mills, storage warehouses, logistic partners and ports in major producing and consuming regions.
  • Juice: We grow, process, transport, store and distribute juices in China. We are one of the world’s three largest citrus processors. Our Beijing office allows us to provide better services to our expanding customer base within China.
  • Oilseeds: We are a major supplier of soybeans and vegetable oils to the Chinese market. Our strategically positioned assets cover the main domestic oilseed markets. We have research expertise and operate with a risk management approach. We have a strong reputation within the market as a preferred supplier.
  • Rice: We merchandize different varieties of rice from major producing countries to all parts of the world. We meet the local domestic demand, working closely with the majority of the state owned and private owned business entities within China.  
  • Sugar: We are one of the top five sugar merchandizers worldwide by volume. We originate, refine, warehouse and market both raw and bagged white sugar. Our refinery in Zhangzhou focuses on high-end refined grade sugar production. We have strategic partnerships with local reputable logistic service providers.

  A growing business

  • We have grown our business with China’s economic reform policy and the unprecedented expansion of China’s role in global commodity flows.
  • In 1973 we only traded one commodity, cotton, on the international market. Now we merchandize 7 commodities in nearly every province of China.

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We employ close to 1000 people in our plants and offices throughout China

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We employ close to 1000 people in our plants and offices throughout China

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