At 472,700 tonnes, Hong Kong pig meat imports fell by 19% in January to September, compared with the same period in 2018.
This was also a third lower than 2017 levels. The value of total pig meat imports to Hong Kong amounted to HK$8.6 billion, 27% lower than a year earlier.
The EU accounted for 35% of Hong Kong’s total imports. By country, Brazil was the top supplier though, and these shipments were only 9% lower year-on-year. Brazil’s market share therefore increased by three percentage points compared to last year. Declines from other key suppliers were more significant. Shipments from the US and the EU fell by 25% and 23% respectively, with German volumes particularly falling. Unsurprisingly, given the tight supply situation and biosecurity risks, volumes from China fell by 20% compared to last year.
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