China’s lead in pork production


China’s lead in pork production

China continues to dominate global pig production and will for many years to come – close to 50% of all pigs are grown and consumed in China. As demand for higher quality pork rises in China, the need to upgrade the domestic supply chain will go hand in hand with increased imports, rising to US$2.5 billion in 2013 from $1 billion in 2010. I expect these imports to continue to grow.


By |January 29, 2014|Categories: Gordon's View|1 Comment

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  1. John Ashford April 24, 2015 at 12:06:22 - Reply

    Pigs have been at the centre of Chinese culture , cuisine and family life for thousands of years. Pork is the country’s essential meat. So although its proliferating pigs are a resonant symbol of China’s prosperity, they are also a menace. A few in China—a very few—are beginning to question the benefits of eating more and more pork. Meat consumption is beginning to plateau among the very rich; health scares have boosted sales of organic food, though it still accounts for a tiny share of agricultural production.

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