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China’s pork imports rose 24 per cent in April, customs data shows

China imported 136,517 tonnes of pork in April, an increase of 24 per cent from the same month a year earlier, customs data showed on Thursday, as the world’s top consumer of the meat stocked up on supplies amid concerns of a looming shortage.The total was the largest since September 2016, when pork imports topped 140,000 tonnes.The figures from the General Administration of Customs covered only “muscle cuts”, or pork meat, and not feet, heads and other offal that China also imports in large… Source link

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China scrapped import shipment of American pork in the biggest cancellation in more than a year as US-China trade war escalated

The same week US President Donald Trump announced sweeping increases on tariffs against Chinese goods, Chinese buyers dropped orders for 3,247 metric tonnes of US pork – the biggest cancellation in more than a year, according to US Department of Agriculture data released on Thursday.The cancellation came during the week ended May 9, a blow to the US$6.5 billion export market for American pork, vital to the burgeoning US meat industry.Prior to the trade war, China and Hong Kong combined were the… Source link

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China inflation jumps to six-month high as African swine fever drives up pork prices

China’s consumer inflation climbed to its highest level in six months in April because of soaring pork prices, with the nation increasingly feeling the effects of the African swine fever epidemic.Consumer price inflation accelerated to 2.5 per cent in April from a year earlier, its highest level since October, up from 2.3 per cent in March, according to data released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Thursday.Food prices jumped 6.1 per cent in April due to higher pork and fruit… Source link

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China blocks imports from two Canadian pork producers in spat since December 2018 arrest of Huawei’s CFO Sabrina Meng

China has suspended pork imports from two Canadian companies, according to an interview with Canada’s agricultural minister and a Chinese customs document, marking the latest irritant in a widening diplomatic dispute.Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau said in an interview with Reuters on Wednesday that she has not yet received an official notice from China of the permit suspensions, and would not identify the companies involved.“We have to look into this,” she said by phone from Ottawa. … Source link

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Canadian soybeans, peas and pork face new delays at China’s ports

A growing list of Canadian farm exports is facing obstacles at Chinese ports, raising concerns that a bitter diplomatic dispute between the two countries may be to blame.Sellers of Canadian soybeans and peas say they are experiencing unusual obstacles and Ottawa also warned last week that China was holding up pork shipments over paperwork issues.China has already blocked Canadian canola from Richardson International and Viterra, two of Canada’s biggest farm exporters, saying that shipments had… Source link

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China chicken prices jump on supply shortage as consumers swap poultry for pricey pork

Chicken prices are surging as consumers try to substitute poultry for pork and Chinese farmers cull pig herds to combat a nationwide outbreak of African Swine Fever.But Chinese shoppers who hope to use poultry meat as an affordable alternative to pork may be disappointed given that chickens remain in short supply, industry insiders and analysts said.China has faced a chicken shortage since 2016 and the scarcity could get worse this year, driving up the price of chicken meat in the months ahead,… Source link

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China’s African swine fever crisis ‘very serious’ with stocks falling and pork prices set to hit all-time high

African swine fever has had a “very serious” impact on China’s pig industry, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, with stocks shrinking and pork prices expected to rise to an all-time high later this year.China has already culled 1.02 million pigs since August, with a total of 129 cases discovered, said Wang Junxun, a deputy chief of the veterinary bureau of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, on Tuesday.The number of sows, or mother pigs, has plunged 21 per… Source link

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African swine fever has now spread to all parts of China, posing threat to pork industry

African swine fever, which is deadly to pigs but not harmful to humans, has now spread to all Chinese mainland provinces since the first case was confirmed in August, posing a serious threat to the hog industry and raising concerns about consumer inflation.The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs on Sunday said 146 pigs had died from the highly contagious virus at six farms on the southernmost province of Hainan. The first confirmed cases on the tropical island were reported on Friday,… Source link

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African swine fever: ‘not enough pork in the whole world’ to fill China’s supply gap

There is not enough pork in “the whole world combined” to fill the potential supply shortfall that will hit China later this year, market analysts have warned.Pork exporting countries around the world are scrambling to fill the supply gap in China as an African swine fever epidemic sweeps across the country.Financial services firm Rabobank estimates that China could lose up to 200 million pigs to disease or slaughter during the epidemic, almost three times the pig population in the United… Source link

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China pork prices could rise 70 per cent this year, with millions of animals facing cull

Pork prices in mainland China may rise by more than 70 per cent year on year to record levels in the second half of 2019 following a drop in hog supplies, Tang Ke, a department director at China’s ministry of agriculture and rural affairs, said on Wednesday.Chinese farmers have had to cull their pig populations to combat an outbreak of African Swine Fever that began in August last year.Meanwhile, the share prices of large meat processors in the country have risen thanks to optimism that higher… Source link

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