China’s pork output has seen a 4.8% year-on-year rise in the third quarter of 2023 to 12.69 million metric tons. This marks the highest levels in a decade, Reuters reports.
Data showed China’s pork output in the first nine months of the year rose 3.6% from a year earlier to 43.01 million tons.
The country, which consumes half of the world’s pork, slaughtered over 500 million hogs in the first two thirds of the year, up 3.3% on 2022.
Pig numbers rose to 442.29 million in the third quarter from 435.17 million in the previous quarter.