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Next Pork Markets

Global pork exports have grown by 66 percent over the past decade, with China a major reason for the expansion. A major driver for China’s expanded imports over the past year-plus has been African Swine Fever. Now that ASF is under control and China’s domestic hog herd is expanding rapidly, major pork suppliers like the EU, U.S., Canada, and Brazil are searching for new market opportunities. There are none that are of the scale of China, but there are possibilities. On the supplier side, 90 percent of all pork exports originate in the EU (38 percent), the U.S. (29 percent), Canada (13 percent), and Brazil (10 percent). The EU has gained the most sales by tonnage and Brazil has had the highest percentage increase in sales (108 p...

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