With a reduced pork supply at home, China has had to buy more from overseas. In the first two months of the year, the country’s pork imports increased 10 per cent to 207,000 tonnes, the agriculture ministry said. Photo: Reuters

China’s pork industry under threat as African swine fever spreads to all provinces

  • Island province of Hainan reports first cases of the highly contagious disease
  • Prices surge as the virus, which is deadly to pigs, causes supply disruption
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With a reduced pork supply at home, China has had to buy more from overseas. In the first two months of the year, the country’s pork imports increased 10 per cent to 207,000 tonnes, the agriculture ministry said. Photo: Reuters
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