There have been media reports for a while about shortages of infant formula … because the Chinese are buying so much! It seems that there’s a “grey market”; it’s bought locally and then sold on-line or taken to China.
However, over the weekend, the issue seemed to burst into prominence with a number of articles in the newspapers. I noticed that there was a limit of 2 tins per customer in a local supermarket.
I guess this is a nice problem for the local industry to have, but ultimately the answer must surely be to boost supply directly into China rather than have a situation where intermediaries are distorting the market.