Agriculture Food & Beverage Industry Analysis

Analysis of China’s Pork Industry Chain

China is the world’s largest pork producer and consumer, and the huge pork consumer market has also cultivated a complete pork industry chain. According to statistics from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, China contributed 48% of the production and 50% of the consumption of 110 million tons of pork in the world in 2017. China’s per capita annual pork consumption is also significantly higher than the world average. The pork industry chain can be divided into three major business segments, namely upstream pig breeding, midstream slaughter and downstream meat product…

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Food & Beverage

Prospect and Future of China Hog Raising Industry

China’s hog raising industry is mostly backyard raising at small scale. Since 2005, the opportunity cost of emigrating to urban areas for work has increased and environmental regulations have intensified. As a result, the number of backyard raising households declined substantially and hog raising is now of larger scale. As of 2015, more than 50% of hogs were slaughtered at farms with more than 500 hogs going to market per year. Large-scale production has huge room to improve. In the U.S., the process of scaling up hog raising has almost…

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