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China’s pork imports surged 76 per cent in August amid African swine fever outbreak

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China’s pork imports rose 76 per cent in August from the same month a year earlier, as the world’s largest consumer of the meat stocked up on supplies after the country's pig herd declined sharply amid outbreak of African swine fever.

China imported 162,935 tonnes of pork last month, according to the General Administration of Customs, surging 76 per cent from August 2018 but lower than 182,227 tonnes in July. In terms of value, China . . .

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