African Swine Fever

African swine fever (ASF) is a highly contagious and deadly viral disease. It is not a threat to human health and cannot be transmitted from pigs to humans. It is not a food safety issue. ASF is found in countries around the world, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. More recently, it has spread through China, Mongolia and Vietnam, as well as within parts of the European Union.

Learn more about African Swine Fever from USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Data and Analysis

Attaché Report (GAIN)

China: Livestock and Products Semi-Annual

In 2022, imports of breeding swine are estimated lower at 20,000 head and pork imports are estimated at 3.3 million metric tons (MMT).
Attaché Report (GAIN)

China: African Swine Fever in Xinjiang Notified

On February 28, 2022, China’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) notified the U.S. Embassy in Beijing that on February 23, 2022, China detected a recurrence of African Swine Fever (ASF) in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. China is continuing to monitor the situation. China has notified this detection to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE).
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Thailand: Thai Pork Supplies Disrupted by ASF

ASF outbreak was officially confirmed in Thailand on January 11, 2022. Swine production is expected to decline by 35-40 percent in 2022, causing an upward price pressure on pork meat which is expected to increase around 30 percent compared to 2021.

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