China’s Demand for Pork, Sorghum, Corn Surges
World’s largest pork consumer is attempting to rebuild its pig supply after African swine fever devastated herds
China boosted imports of farm goods ranging from corn to pork to sorghum last month, signaling a demand recovery for protein in the world’s most-populous nation.
According to a report at Aljazeera, imports of corn, used in animal feed by the world’s second-largest consumer, climbed to a three-year high in July as the country sought more supplies to plug a widening shortage and cool surging prices.
Dry weather in the northeast growing regions of China is threatening production at a time when demand is expanding from the hog and poultry industry.
The country has been increasing its purchases of animal protein products at a time when world’s largest pork consumer is attempting to rebuild its supply of pigs after outbreaks of African swine fever devastated herds.