Chinese pork imports fall by half

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Published Apr 23, 2024

Tridge summary

In the first quarter of 2024, China's pork imports saw a significant shift, with a total of 540 thousand tons imported, comprising 250 thousand tons of meat and 290 thousand tons of offal. This marks a 52.8% decrease in meat imports from the previous year, while offal imports remained steady, mirroring the levels of the first quarter of 2023. Overall, there was a 34% decrease in total pork imports compared to the same period last year. The trend of offal imports surpassing meat, which started in November of the previous year, has continued into the early months of 2024, indicating a notable change in China's pork import patterns.
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Original content

In the first 3 months of this year, China imported a total of 540 thousand tons of pork products, of which 250 thousand tons correspond to meat, less than half (-52.8%) of the quantity imported in the same period of the previous year and 290 thousand t of offal, which equals the value of the first quarter of 2023. Compared to the same period last year, this means a decrease in total imports of 34%. As the following graph shows, meat imports have been decreasing year after year, although the share of offal has been maintained, so that last November the import of offal surpassed that of meat, a trend that was repeated in the three ...
Source: 3tres3
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