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China’s pork prices could surge 70 per cent in the second half of year – government official

China's agriculture ministry official said pork prices are expected rise significantly in the second half of the year as pork output will drop sharply as the country struggles to contain the spread of the deadly African swine fever.

"Pork price could surge 70 per cent in the second half of 2019 compared to a year earlier to hit a new record high due to the outbreak of African swine fever since last August," Tang Ke, director of the market and economic information units of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, said at a news briefing on Wednesday.

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