Chinese pork output hits 16-year low


China’s pork output drop­ped for a sixth straight quarter, as the world’s top producer continued to reel from the impact of African swine fever (ASF) and work stoppages due to COVID-19.

Reuters reported the nation experienced a sharp 29% plunge in first-quarter output, which un­­derlines the extent of the impact from ASF and the huge task the sector faces in trying to rebuild after the disease killed millions of pigs since August 2018.

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