Pork Imports Up in January-October 2008

by 5m Editor
27 January 2009, at 9:25am

CHINA - China increased pork imports 470 per cent year-on-year by volume in the first 10 months of 2008 to meet demand and stabilize prices, the General Administration of Customs reported today.

From January to October, China imported 348,000 tons of pork. These imports were valued at $490 million, up 570 per cent.

The United States and European Union accounted for 88.8 per cent of the total. Imports from the United States rose 820 per cent and those from the European Union rose 520 per cent.