China 2016 pork production seen down by 5-6%


China’s pork production in 2016 is seen to fall 5-6%, as sow inventory remains low, said Rabobank in its Pork Quarterly 4Q report 2016, and will likely remain low in H1 2017. Recovery is expected to start in H2 2017 as newly established farms come online and due to lower feed prices that would encourage expansion.

Nevertheless, given the stricter environmental policies implemented by the government on pig farming, Rabobank projects that production will grow by only 2-3% next year, still below the 2015 levels.


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