Mainland China exports less pork
Mainland China has seen a decline in pork exports
during the first eight months of the year. Major causes for this are high
pig-raising costs, numerous raisers quitting and lingering impact from the May
12 earthquake in Sichuan province, a major pork producing
Between January and August, China sold abroad 50,000
tonnes of pork for $170 million, a decrease of 52.4 percent and 15.6 percent,
respectively, from the same period of last year, sources with the General
Administration of Customs said on Saturday.
But the average price of
pork soared 77.4 percent to $3,400 per tonne.
Of the total exports, 78
percent, or 39,000 tonnes, went to Hong Kong, down 33 percent, 4,868 tonnes to
Kirghizia, down 20 percent, and 2,220 tonnes to Macao, down 31.3
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