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South Africa Imported Mostly Ribs in January

by 5m Editor
11 February 2011, at 8:38am

SOUTH AFRICA - In January, the country imported 2,558 tonnes of pig meat.

According to statistics from the South African Pig Producers' Organisation (SAPPO), almost half of this volume (1,227 tonnes) came from Germany, with Canada supplying 655 tonnes and smaller amounts from France, Belgium, Spain, Ireland, US and Denmark.

Almost 60 per cent of the imports were ribs, with almost 39 per cent described as 'other cuts' and just two per cent as hams and shoulders.

Pig meat imports for years 2001 to 2010 are shown in the table below.