China, which produces about half the world’s pork, has boosted imports by 134 per cent in the first eight months of 2020 to partly offset its shortfall. Photo: Reuters China, which produces about half the world’s pork, has boosted imports by 134 per cent in the first eight months of 2020 to partly offset its shortfall. Photo: Reuters
China, which produces about half the world’s pork, has boosted imports by 134 per cent in the first eight months of 2020 to partly offset its shortfall. Photo: Reuters

China’s ‘pork ribs and rice’ chains under pressure from rising costs after Germany ban

  • Pork ribs are one of China’s bestselling menu items, but many restaurants rely on imports, which can be up to 10 times cheaper than local supplies
  • Germany was among the biggest suppliers of ribs to China until it confirmed its first case of African swine fever earlier this month

Topic |   China pork crisis
China, which produces about half the world’s pork, has boosted imports by 134 per cent in the first eight months of 2020 to partly offset its shortfall. Photo: Reuters China, which produces about half the world’s pork, has boosted imports by 134 per cent in the first eight months of 2020 to partly offset its shortfall. Photo: Reuters
China, which produces about half the world’s pork, has boosted imports by 134 per cent in the first eight months of 2020 to partly offset its shortfall. Photo: Reuters
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