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China’s wonder: A rapid recovery of the pig sector

China’s pork industry is like a phoenix rising from the ashes. To boost pork production in China after the devastating African Swine Fever epidemic, the Chinese government has announced extra stimulus measures.

In an echo of earlier projections, also the bank ABN Amro reported recently that a little miracle is currently taking place in Chinese pig farming. The pig sector in China is recovering faster from the African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreaks than anyone could have previously expected.

Late November, the Chinese Minstry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) stepped up the process even further. Local governments were instructed to provide financial incentives for pig farms to get production up to standard, ABN Amro stated. Because of shortages, pork prices have risen sharply, leading to inflation and impacting the lives of many Chinese families. The authorities aim to avoid that.

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