A butcher cuts pork meat at a market in Beijing. China’s per capita pork consumption of 30kg last year was on par with South Korea. Photo: AFP

The world’s biggest pork eaters are developing a palate for beef and other substitutes

  • China’s pork consumption peaked in 2014 at 42.5 million tonnes
  • Chinese customers’ spending on healthy meals rose 158 per cent last year, according to data from online delivery provider Meituan Dianping
Topic |   Consumers

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A butcher cuts pork meat at a market in Beijing. China’s per capita pork consumption of 30kg last year was on par with South Korea. Photo: AFP
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Eric Ng

Eric Ng

Eric joined the SCMP in 1998 after brief stints in a trading company and translation and editing roles at Dow Jones and Edinburgh Financial Publishing. He has close to 20 years of experience covering China's energy, mining and industrial materials sectors, and has recently added biotechnology to his coverage. Eric has a Masters of Business Administration degree.