BEIJING, July 16 (Reuters) – China’s pork output fell 19.1%
in the first half of 2020 from a year ago to 19.98 million
tonnes, official data showed on Thursday, reflecting the
lingering effects of last year’s African swine fever outbreak
that decimated its hog herd.
China slaughtered 251.03 million hogs in the first six
months of the year, the National Bureau of Statistics said, down
19.9% from the same period a year earlier.
Its pig herd fell 2.2% year-on-year to 339.96 million head
at end-June, but was up from 321.2 million at end of March.
(Reporting by Dominique Patton and Hallie Gu, Writing by
Shivani Singh; Editing by Himani Sarkar)
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