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Accession Number PB2012-114847
Title China's Volatile Pork Industry.
Publication Date Feb 2012
Media Count 30p
Personal Author D. Hu D. Marti F. Gale
Abstract With China's emergence as a new source of potential demand for U.S. pork exports, it is important for U.S. farmers, business leaders, and policymakers to understand the volatile nature of China's pork industry. Prices, hog inventories, and pork output in China fluctuate from year to year in response to various factors that influence the market, and China's imports of pork tend to rise when Chinese hog prices are high. Extensive policy intervention by the Chinese government has contributed to consolidation in the country's pork industry but has not stabilized the market. Imported pork is becoming more competitive in China as Chinese pork production costs rise and animal disease outbreaks, environmental threats, and food safety concerns constrain growth of China's hog industry.
Keywords Agricultural economics
Meat industry
Pork industry
Supply and demand

Source Agency Economic Research Service
NTIS Subject Category 98B - Agricultural Economics
96C - International Commerce, Marketing, & Economics
Corporate Author Economic Research Service, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1226
Contract Number N/A

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