Pork output fell 21 per cent last year to a 16-year low, official data showed, and hogs last week cost six times those in the United States at about 37 yuan (US$5.21) per kilogram. Photo: /Bloomberg

China’s pork imports surged 158 per cent in January, February

  • China is facing a severe shortage of pork after African swine fever devastated its hog herd, reducing its sow inventory by as much as 60 per cent in 2019
  • China imported 560,000 tonnes as the world’s top consumer brought in large supplies ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday in January
Topic |   China economy
Pork output fell 21 per cent last year to a 16-year low, official data showed, and hogs last week cost six times those in the United States at about 37 yuan (US$5.21) per kilogram. Photo: /Bloomberg
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