Pork prices rose only 2.1 per cent in the first week of March from a year earlier, but in the first week of April, prices increased by 36 per cent. Photo: Bloomberg
Pork prices rose only 2.1 per cent in the first week of March from a year earlier, but in the first week of April, prices increased by 36 per cent. Photo: Bloomberg

China’s African swine fever crisis ‘very serious’ with stocks falling and pork prices set to hit all-time high

  • China has culled 1.02 million pigs since August, with a total of 129 cases discovered, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs
  • But industry insiders say the real situation could be much worse, with one report suggesting China could lose 200 million pigs during the epidemic

Pork prices rose only 2.1 per cent in the first week of March from a year earlier, but in the first week of April, prices increased by 36 per cent. Photo: Bloomberg
Pork prices rose only 2.1 per cent in the first week of March from a year earlier, but in the first week of April, prices increased by 36 per cent. Photo: Bloomberg
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