Low priced German pork undercutting suppliers in Europe following ASF bans

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Low priced pork from Germany is undercutting other suppliers within Europe, following the export bans put in pace as a result of the country’s first African swine fever case. 

A number of countries, including China, Singapore, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, South Korea, Japan and South Africa have now imposed ban on German pork imports, AHDB analyst Bethan Wilkins said. German pork was also already banned from the Philippines because of ASF fears in mid-2019.

Germany was the third biggest source of pork for China, shipping nearly 200,000 tonnes there in the first four months of 2020 and supplying about 14% of China’s pork imports so far this year. German exports to China worth around €1 billion (£910 million) annually. Some of the other countries on the list also import large volumes from Germany.

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