A pig farm in China’s southern Jiangsu province. We can expect a sharp fall in domestic pork production for the coming two years at least, David Dodwell writes. Photo: AP A pig farm in China’s southern Jiangsu province. We can expect a sharp fall in domestic pork production for the coming two years at least, David Dodwell writes. Photo: AP
A pig farm in China’s southern Jiangsu province. We can expect a sharp fall in domestic pork production for the coming two years at least, David Dodwell writes. Photo: AP
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Inside Out by David Dodwell

Swine fever ails more than just China’s favourite meat, with millions of small farmers, exports likely to suffer

  • Rabobank forecasts China’s pork output is likely to fall by 20 per cent to 30 per cent this year
  • Pork is the world’s most widely consumed land-based protein source

A pig farm in China’s southern Jiangsu province. We can expect a sharp fall in domestic pork production for the coming two years at least, David Dodwell writes. Photo: AP A pig farm in China’s southern Jiangsu province. We can expect a sharp fall in domestic pork production for the coming two years at least, David Dodwell writes. Photo: AP
A pig farm in China’s southern Jiangsu province. We can expect a sharp fall in domestic pork production for the coming two years at least, David Dodwell writes. Photo: AP
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David Dodwell

David Dodwell

David Dodwell is the executive director of the Hong Kong-APEC Trade Policy Study Group, a trade policy think tank.