There was a 63% increase in China’s pork imports in May compared with the same month last year. This emphasises the devastating effect which African swine fever continues to have on the world’s largest pork producing country.
China is stocking up on supplies in advance of an anticipated shortage. May imports came in at 187,459 metric tons, the largest volume since 192,348 metric tons in August 2016, Reuters reported.
China’s imports in the first five months to May came to 658,236 metric tons, up 19.8% as compared to 2018.