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
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

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
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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