Year of the Pig: A look at China’s declining pork consumption

Year of the Pig: A look at China’s declining pork consumption

Year of the Pig: A look at China’s declining pork consumption

Chinese consumers are eating less pork, and understanding why will be important for the future.

China consumed 55.7 million metric tons (mmt) of pork last year — way ahead of Europe's 21 mmt and the United States' 9.7 mmt – but a notable decrease from its record level of 57.1 mmt in 2014. While 2018 marks the first slight uptick after three years of consumption...