A butcher at the Sha Tin Market. Hong Kong has been hit with record pork prices driven by an African swine fever outbreak on the mainland. Photo: May Tse

Hong Kong’s inflation rate hits fastest growth rate since 2016, thanks to surging pork prices driven by African swine fever outbreak in mainland China

  • Inflation rate increases to 3.3 per cent in June, the highest since August 2016
  • Economist brushes off fears, saying ‘It’s just that we’re used to a low inflation rate’
Topic |   China pork crisis

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A butcher at the Sha Tin Market. Hong Kong has been hit with record pork prices driven by an African swine fever outbreak on the mainland. Photo: May Tse
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Kanis Leung

Kanis Leung

Kanis is a reporter for the City desk. She joined the Post in 2018.