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China’s pork prices surge to record high, prompting more government moves

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China's pork prices hit a new record high amid outbreaks of African swine fever, which has prompted the government to introduce new measures to support pork production and stabilise the prices.

Retail pork prices in China rose to 32.4 yuan per kg in the week to August 14, according to data from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, up 46 per cent from a year earlier.

The average pork prices during August 11 - 20 surged 16.2 . . .

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