‘Not enough pork in the world’ to deal with China’s demand for meat

With hundreds of millions of pigs dead from swine fever, exporters are scrambling to fill the gap. But prices are soaring. The cost of living in China has outstripped the 3% government target for the first time in a decade, and a big part of the problem is the soaring price of […]

China, always China

The pig price in China has grown by 27.5% in 4 weeks from an already record price. September ends with a symbolic drop in price in the Spanish reference market. It is the first decrease in 2019. The price has been unusually firm in September, supported by the strong Chinese […]

China manages the pig price in Europe

China has been buying great volumes of pork cuts in all Europe for a few weeks. The pig price in China has shown a spectacular rise. In our previous article we said that the ball was in the air, and we were waiting to see on which side of the […]

Swine fever outbreak may bury China’s small pig farmers

For farmers Zhang Shiping and Bai Fuqin in northeast China, there is little to celebrate this Lunar New Year. Since African swine fever struck a farm in nearby Shenyang city last August, the couple has racked up about 300,000 yuan ($44,712.72) in debt, 10 times what they make in a […]

China pork prices sizzle as frozen reserves fail to cool market

Pork prices in China are climbing at a blistering pace despite government moves to cool markets in the world’s top consumer of the meat by selling chunks of its frozen reserves. Government data released on Wednesday showed Chinese pork prices hit record levels this week, driven up as farmers hold […]