China H1 pork output down 3.9%


China’s pork output stood at 24.73 million tonnes in the first half of 2016, down 3.9% from a year earlier, said the National Bureau of Statistics. The nation produced 319.59 million finishing pigs during the period, down 4.4% year-on-year, while its stock of live pigs was down 3.7% at 402.03 million heads.

Meanwhile, the Bureau said China’s harvest of summer crops, most of which is wheat, totalled 139.26 million tonnes, down 1.2%. “The summer harvest was less than last year's record, but still the second highest amount in history,” it added.



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