Philippines to import more meat amid projected increased output


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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