The wholesale price of pork, a staple food among Chinese households, could remain volatile this year. Photo: Reuters The wholesale price of pork, a staple food among Chinese households, could remain volatile this year. Photo: Reuters
The wholesale price of pork, a staple food among Chinese households, could remain volatile this year. Photo: Reuters

China’s high pork prices are dropping, but African swine fever still poses a threat to supply

  • Wholesale price of pork has fallen for nine straight weeks, approaching the level from August 2019, but remains twice as high as it was in mid-2018 before the virus hit
  • Some analysts expect the price to gradually continue dropping, but others point to volatility and a lack of transparency in official data

Topic |   African swine fever
The wholesale price of pork, a staple food among Chinese households, could remain volatile this year. Photo: Reuters The wholesale price of pork, a staple food among Chinese households, could remain volatile this year. Photo: Reuters
The wholesale price of pork, a staple food among Chinese households, could remain volatile this year. Photo: Reuters
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