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China's Pork Industry
« on: September 26, 2018, 01:16:04 AM »
From: USA Today - Updated 8:03 a.m. ET Sept. 18, 2018
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Scientists and officials in China are trying to isolate a deadly pig virus potentially threatening the nation's pork industry.

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China has introduced several new rules to attempt to curb the spread of the virus. Reuters reports Chinese officials have banned transporting live hogs or pig products from areas bordering a province with an outbreak.
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« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2019, 06:38:54 AM »
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/3016420/canada-investigates-suspected-foul-play-pork-shipment-led-china-ban

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Canada investigates suspected foul play in pork shipment that led to China ban
Published: 2:58am, 28 Jun, 2019

A controversial pork shipment that prompted China to halt Canadian imports may have come from someplace else, according to the government in Ottawa.

China’s suspension threatens to upend meat trade flows at a time when African swine fever is already disrupting markets across the globe. Meanwhile, Canada said it is investigating the pork cargo, which came attached with counterfeit health certificates.

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The Chinese suspension coincides with flaring tension between the nations following Canada’s arrest of Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou at the request of the US last year. The Asian nation has since detained two Canadians and revoked canola import licenses for two exporters from Canada, citing pests being found in shipments.

On Tuesday, the Chinese embassy in Canada said pork imports were halted, threatening to derail exports of the meat that had jumped 50 per cent so far this year over 2018 levels. That has sparked speculation that supply originally intended for the Asian nation could end up looking for a new home in the US and elsewhere.

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« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2019, 06:41:33 AM »
https://www.theepochtimes.com/african-swine-fever-sends-pork-prices-soaring-in-china_2980399.html

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African Swine Fever Sends Pork Prices Soaring in China
June 27, 2019 Updated: June 27, 2019

Pork prices have sky-rocketed in China over the last six weeks as the impact of African Swine Fever (ASF) continues to devastate the country’s pig farms. China’s meat imports, including pork, reached a new high in May. In anticipation of further price hikes, China’s A-share pork concept sector also experienced a significant increase in recent months.

According to the latest data from China’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, in June, the average ex-works price of lean pork in 16 provinces was 20.26 yuan ($2.94) per kilogram, up 43.7 percent year-on-year. The average price for pork on the wholesale market increased 2.6 percent in just four days from June 20 to June 24, reaching 22.63 yuan ($3.29) per kilogram.

Behind the rise in pork prices is the declining live pig supply as a result of ASF that has spread all over China.

China’s Pig Farming Industry Devastated

African swine fever is harmless to humans but fatal and highly contagious to pigs. The first ASF case in China was detected in Liaoning Province on Aug. 3, 2018. By April 19 of this year, just 8 months later, it had spread to all 31 provinces, regions, and municipalities.

Official data from China’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs on June 12 also stated that the number of farmed pigs fell by 4.2 percent between April and May, and by 22.9 percent since a year ago. The number of breeding sows fell by 4.1 percent from April, and by 23.9 percent since a year ago, the report said.

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Meat Imports Reach New High

China imported a record volume of meat in May to control rising pork prices.

Data from China’s customs on June 23 indicates that meat and offal imports in May reached 556,276 tons, an increase of about 45 percent from last year. The total meat and offal imports in the first five months of this year were 2.2 million tons, an increase of 23 percent from the same period last year.

Pork imports surged the most among different types of meats, with an increase of 63 percent year-on-year to 187,459 tons in May. Lamb imports rose 53 percent to 42,036 tons, beef imports increased 41 percent to 123,720 tons, and frozen chicken had an increase of 26 percent to 63,430 tons.