Philippines to import more meat amid projected increased output

14.06.2017

Data from the Food and Agriculture Organization shows the Philippines is projected to increase its meat imports in 2017 by 6.97% or 552,000 tonnes from 516,000 purchased last year.

This is despite FAO’s projection of an expanded Philippine meat production by 3.4% to 3.612 million tonnes this year from 3.493 mt recorded in 2016. This year’s local pork production is seen to reach 1.95 mt, 4.5% higher than that produced in 2016 and is expected to account for more than half, or 53.98% of the country’s total meat output


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