Philippines to import 7000 tonnes of pork


Philippine Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol has approved the importation of 7000 tonnes of pork under the Minimum Access Volume to address the continuing rise in pork prices.

He said that despite the hog raisers’ pledge to control the price of live pigs, prices continue to go up. As of April 24, live pig price in Luzon ranged from USD 2.31-2.71/kg, while data from the Philippine Statistics Authority showed retail prices of pork in Metro Manila, the country’s biggest pork market, range from USD 4.02-5.02/kg during the same period.


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