EU to remain China’s main supplier of pork


While the EU will continue to be the dominant supplier of pork to China due to the country’s 100% ractopamine-free pork requirement and the high number of accredited EU plants, volumes will be lower than the expected 1.9 million tonnes this year, Rabobank said in its Pork Quarterly report 2016.

EU’s pork production is seen to decline by 1.5% from Q4 2016 until mid-2017, and this would put pressure on prices. This will present opportunities for lower priced pork from other exporting countries, such as Canada, the US and Brazil.


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