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China’s pork, beef imports surged in September, as pig herd shrank at faster pace

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China’s pork and beef imports surged in September as it stocked up on proteins as pig herd shrank at a faster pace amid the African swine fever outbreak.

Pork imports for the first eight months of the year were 1.33 million tonnes, up 43.6 per cent from the same period a year earlier, according to the data released by the General Administration of Customs on Monday.

Pork arrivals in September rose to . . .

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