Brazil hopes to set another pork export record

Due to the acute shortage of pork in the Chinese market, it is likely that Brazil will exceed this volume of pork exports in 2020.

During the past 4 months, China has reported at least 10 outbreaks of African swine fever, and an increase in pork imports may be due to its impact on domestic production. The forecast was made by Roy Luis, director of marketing for the Brazilian Livestock Association (ABPA). “By the end of this year, Brazil is likely to break the export record again, which was set in 2020, when the volume of exports was 1.021 million tons,” Roy said. The US Department of Agriculture predicts that pork production in China will grow by 13% this year, but this amount will not cover the domestic pork shortage.

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