China 2016 meat output down 1.1%

China’s animal protein sector was 'generally stable' last year, with total meat output down 1.1% at 83.64 million tonnes, said the National Bureau of Statistics. Pork output fell 3.4% to 52.99 million tonnes, while beef and mutton rose 2.4% and 4.2%, respectively, to 7.17 million and 4.59 million tonnes.
The output of poultry meat was also up 3.4% at 18.88 million tonnes. In addition, the bureau said the nation’s poultry egg production grew 3.2% to 30.95 million tonnes, while milk output shrank by 4.1% to 36.02 million tonnes.

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