China Strong rise in meat imports

by Editor fleischwirtschaft.com
Friday, April 03, 2020
In recent weeks, the coronavirus has affected container transport to China. Nevertheless, the People's Republic imported large quantities of meat.
Photo: Imago Images / Winfried Rothermel
In recent weeks, the coronavirus has affected container transport to China. Nevertheless, the People's Republic imported large quantities of meat.

The Corina crisis does not appear to have slowed down Chinese imports. Imports in January and February were significantly higher than in the previous year.

Despite the corona crisis, China's meat imports in January and February 2020 rose sharply compared to the same months of the previous year. This is reported by the media in the People's Republic and is based on data from the General Customs Administration.

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According to these figures, meat imports increased by a total of 70% to 1.25 mill. t in the two months compared with the same period last year. The purchase of pork doubled to 720,000 t. In addition, 4,325 breeding pigs, including those from France and Denmark, are said to have been imported into the People's Republic.

The sharp increase in imports is the result of efforts to have a sufficient supply of meat for the population in times of African swine fever (ASP) and coronavirus, the customs administration announced. According to them, almost 1,000 new meat suppliers worldwide have been approved to supply China, including 450 for pork.

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