China's May meat imports at 789,000 tonnes, down 3.3% on-year

China imported 789,000 tonnes of meat in May, down 3.3% from the same month a year earlier, customs data showed on Monday, after a plunge in domestic pork prices dented appetite for imports.

 

Dominique Patton, Reuters

via Nasdaq - Jun 6, 2021

 

BEIJING, June 7 (Reuters) - China imported 789,000 tonnes of meat in May, down 3.3% from the same month a year earlier, customs data showed on Monday, after a plunge in domestic pork prices dented appetite for imports.

 

The imports were down sharply from the prior month's 922,000 tonnes, data from China's General Administration of Customs showed. May's arrivals were also the smallest since November 2020 when China brought in 775,000 tonnes.

 

China's output of pork has plunged following outbreaks of the deadly African swine fever since 2018, spurring strong demand for imports of pork and other meat.

 

But domestic production has significantly increased this year following intensive efforts to restock and expand farms during 2020...

 

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