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Affected by African swine fever cases in various regions, China’s export volume of pork drops sharply in 2018.

China Agriculture Report By CnAgri2018-10-24 16:06:14China Agriculture Report Print According to statistics from China Customs, from January to August 2018, China exported 28,000 tons chilled, fresh, and frozen pork, down by 21.7% year-on-year, and realized an export value of 131 million US dollars, decreasing 29.1% from the year before. China mainly exported pork to Hong Kong and Macro regions, Inner Mongolia, Malaysia, Singapore, and other countries.
African swine fever has been breaking out in China, and ten provinces including Liaoning, Henan, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Anhui, Heilongjiang, Inner Mongolia, Jilin, Tianjin, and Shanxi were infected, basically covering the whole north China. African swine fever is a fulminating infectious disease, there is no effective vaccine for the prevention of this disease worldwide, and main control and prevention methods are culling and disinfection.
Under the impact of this disease, Laos, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, Singapore, and other countries have suspended importing pork and pork products from China. It’s predicted that China’s pork export volume will sharply decrease in the fourth quarter of 2018.
In recent two years, China annual export volume of pork maintains around 50,000 tons, and the estimated exports of pork in China are about 40,000 tons, a year-on-year decrease of 22%. The export situations or will be more severally in 2019, and the impact depends on the control of African swine fever in the mainland. 

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