China reports lowest pork output since 2003

China reports lowest pork output since 2003

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Country, devastated by African swine fever, saw 21.3% lower pork production in 2019

The National Bureau of Statistics reported that China produced 42.55 million tons of pork in 2019, down 21.3% from 2018. The country is experiencing a shortage of more than 10 million metric tons of pork. Rabobank said in October that, with much of Asia’s pig herd decimated, Asia will not have enough pork for 2020.