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Monday 9th May 2016.
Lucy Towers - ThePigSite Editor

Lucy Towers
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Chinese Pork Price Spike Can Be Controlled

Although pork prices are expected to remain high in China for the rest of the year, an official from the Ministry of Commerce has said that the rise in price is controllable.

The average wholesale pork price hit 25.8 yuan (US$3.96) per kg a couple of weeks ago, up 14.1 per cent from the price registered at the beginning of the year.

Xinhua News Agency reported that after almost three years of price falls, pork prices have been rising for about a year, but this rise has slowed since March 2016.

To replenish the supply of pork on the market, the ministry and 12 local governments including Beijing, Zhejiang and Shaanxi have increased the supply of frozen pork from reserves since December 2015.

Altogether, about 150,000 tonnes of pork reserves have been released onto the market. Pig supplies should also increase as farmers choose to raise more pigs due to rising prices in the past year, said the MOC.

In other news, Puerto Rico has opened its market to pork from Brazil.

Francisco Turra, Brazil's chief executive of ABPA, welcomed the announcement and commented: "This is an achievement that will further strengthen the Brazilian industry."



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Global Pig Industry News

   Canada

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   United States

Hog Outlook: Pork Exports Totaled 453.1 million pounds in March
Global Food Price Index Up in April
US Hits Lowest Salmonella Levels Since 2002
USDA Gives $6 Million for Antimicrobial Resistance Research
CME: 2015 a Difficult Year for Pork Exports

   Brazil

Puerto Rico Opens Market for Brazilian Pork

   United Kingdom

UK Pork Retail Sales Return to Growth
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British Pig & Poultry Fair Unveils Brexit Debate

   Finland

Finland’s Atria Sells Linnamae Farm to Estonian Company

   China

China's Pork Price Spike is Controllable, says Ministry

   European Union

EU Sow Prices Remain Stable
EU Pig Prices: Prices Increasing in Many Countries
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   Japan

Japanese Pork Imports On the Up

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