China to drive pigmeat production towards 2025


Global pigmeat production is expected to grow after 2016, driven by China, where herd size is expected to stabilise after years of substantial reductions, revealed the latest OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2016-2025 report. The country saw a drop of 25 million pigs between 2012 and 2015. Another factor contributing to China’s output expansion in the coming years is further consolidation of the pork sector.

China and Brazil, meanwhile, is tagged as the two largest meat producers, where output is expected to expand considerably over the outlook period. China’s production will benefit mostly from economies of scale as small production units grow into larger, increasingly commercial enterprises.



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