A decline or slower growth in Chinese soy imports has been forecast for the next couple of years. Photo: Reuters

How China’s swine fever outbreak is upending global soybean markets

  • Demand for soybeans used in feed is expected to be curbed as eliminating the disease takes three to five years
  • A Chinese decline in soybean imports is forecast for the first time in 15 years
Topic |   Food and agriculture

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A decline or slower growth in Chinese soy imports has been forecast for the next couple of years. Photo: Reuters
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Pork companies have seen their share prices plummet, with WH Group – the world’s largest pork producer, seeing its net profit for 2018 fall by 4 per cent. Photo: Felix Wong

China’s African swine fever epidemic drives up inflation in March

  • Consumer price inflation rose 2.3 per cent year-on-year, a large increase on February’s figure, when consumer prices rose by 1.5 per cent
  • Producer price inflation rose 0.4 per cent, an increase on February’s figures, which had skirted dangerously close to deflationary territory, coming in at 0.1 per cent
Topic |   China economy

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Pork companies have seen their share prices plummet, with WH Group – the world’s largest pork producer, seeing its net profit for 2018 fall by 4 per cent. Photo: Felix Wong
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