China’s pork imports surged almost 80 per cent in August to cover gap left by African swine fever

China’s pork imports surged almost 80 per cent in August to cover gap left by African swine fever


Imports of pork rose 76 per cent in August in terms of volume and surged 150 per cent last month in terms of value

China is scrambling to purchase pork from overseas as domestic prices have rocketed by more than 80 per cent, causing widespread public discontent.

China’s pork imports surged 76 per cent in August as Beijing scrambled to boost pork levels to cover a shortfall in domestic supply after African swine fever destroyed anywhere between nearly 40 to 60 per cent of the pig population in the world’s largest pork market.

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