China: Livestock and Products Annual

Multiple outbreaks of African Swine Fever have occurred in China for the first time. The virulence and ease of transmission of this porcine disease, coupled with the wide geographic distribution could significantly impact China's swine population and the availability of domestically produced pork. Assuming China controls the current outbreak, Post forecasts pork production will increase to 55.2 million tons with imports decreasing to 1.2 million metric tons (MMT), a drop of 22 percent. For cattle and beef, consumption demand will continue to outpace domestic production, leading to an 10 percent increase in beef imports at 8.6 MMT.

China: Livestock and Products Annual