Instant noodles are an iconic consumer product associated with China’s rapid industrialisation. Photo: Bloomberg

China’s rising instant noodle sales revive debate over if Chinese consumers are spending less

  • Sharp recovery in sales renews talk of whether people are tightening their belts because of economic worries
  • Instant noodle sales slipped to 38.5 billion in 2016, but rose back to more than 40 billion servings last year – or more than 38.8 per cent of total global sales
Topic |   China economy

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Instant noodles are an iconic consumer product associated with China’s rapid industrialisation. Photo: Bloomberg
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Sidney Leng

Sidney Leng

Sidney Leng joined the Post in 2015 after spending a year and a half working for US media, including National Public Radio and Foreign Policy Magazine. He has been covering China's macroeconomic policies and financial regulations since 2016.