Pork imports surge 72% in 9 months


Catherine Talavera, The Philippine Star

October 7, 2021


MANILA, Philippines — Pork imports reached 439.3 million kilos from January to September, already 72 percent higher than imports made for the whole of 2020, according to the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI).


The nine-month figure is also 261 percent higher than the 168 million kilos imported from January to September 2020.


On a monthly basis, pork imports totaled nearly 50 million kilos in September, lower than the 56.3 million kilos imported in August.


Spain was the country’s largest source of pork imports...


... For next year, the USDA is projecting pork imports to decline by 25 percent....