African swine fever causes global meat price hike

African swine fever causes global meat price hike

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African swine fever is among the key factors bringing about one of the largest monthly rises in global meat prices.

Compared with the 2002-04 average of 100 points, the FAO Meat Price Index reached 190.5 points in November. Although still below the peak in August of 2014, the November 2019 figure is 17% higher than 12 months previously.