Pork imports by China in July reach a record of 430 thousand tons

China's pork imports more than doubled year-on-year in July to 430,000 tonnes, reaching a record monthly volume, customs data showed, even as tighter new controls on cargo have slowed port clearances.

Chinese importers have been buying large volumes of the meat this year due to a shortage of domestic supply after an epidemic of African swine fever killed millions of pigs.

Still, the data released on Sunday night was surprising, after many processing plants abroad had been forced to stop or slow production in previous months due to coronavirus infections among workers.

Imports in July exceeded the 400 thousand tons in June, which had been the highest in the year until then.

{module 442}

“Considering that the US and Europe had suspensions or slower production in May, this is really incredible,” said Rabobank analyst Pan Chenjun.

China has asked overseas units since June to stop shipments if they have coronavirus cases among workers, even as experts say there is no evidence the virus can be transmitted through food.

The Chinese government also began testing frozen food containers for coronavirus, which slowed the release of goods at ports.

Between January and July, pork imports reached 2.56 million tons, compared to just over 1 million in the previous year.

Beef imports in July totaled 210 thousand tons, according to customs data, with shipments in the first seven months reaching 1.2 million tons.

Source: agrolink

READ TOO:

{module 441}

Facebook
twitter
LinkedIn

Aboissa supports

Stay up to date with news
and the best opportunities in
agribusiness – sign up now!

Asia

Saudi Arabia

Bangladesh

China

singapore

South Korea

United Arab Emirates

Philippines

India

Indonesia

Iraq

Jordan

Lebanon

Malaysia

Oman

qatar

Türkiye

Vietnam

Hong Kong

America

Argentina

Bolivia

Brazil

Canada

Chile

Colombia

Ecuador

U.S

Guatemala

british virgin islands

Mexico

Nicaragua

Panama

Paraguay

Peru

Uruguay

Suriname

Venezuela

Dominican Republic

Costa Rica

Cuba

Africa

South Africa

Algeria

Cameroon

Costa do Marfim

Egypt

Liberia

Morocco

Sierra Leone

Sudan

Kenya

Tunisia

Mauricio Islands

Europe

Albania

Germany

Belgium

Bulgaria

Spain

Finland

France

England

Italy

Lithuania

Poland

Portugal

Russia

Türkiye

Serbia

Sweden

Switzerland

Ukraine

Cyprus

Estonia

Ireland

Romania

Oceania

Australia

New Zealand

Request a quote!

Fill out the form and get support for your business needs.
Our experts are ready to offer customized solutions.

*We are currently not working with intermediaries.

By providing my data, I agree with the Privacy Policy.