Vietnam’s pork imports up over 200 percent

Vietnam had imported nearly 25,300 tonnes pork by March 15, a rise of 205 percent over the same period last year, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has reported.

 

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March 17, 2020

 

Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam had imported nearly 25,300 tonnes pork by March 15, a rise of 205 percent over the same period last year, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has reported.

 

Pork imports aimed to make up for the shortage in supply and cool off skyrocketing pork prices in the country which were caused by the African swine fever. 

 

Pork was mainly imported from Canada (up 29 percent), Germany (19 percent), Poland (12 percent), Brazil (12 percent) and the US (5.5 percent).

 

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has recently asked the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and relevant agencies to implement measures to lower pork prices.

 

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong asked big husbandry companies to reduce live hog price to 70,000 VND per kg (3 USD).

 

Vietnam is stepping up pig reproduction with the focus on ensuring biosafety standards. As a result, pork supply was expected to start to increase from this month...

 

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