The Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA) has reported that exports from Brazil were up 16.2% in 2019, mainly due to increased orders from China and other countries in Asia affected by African swine fever.
In total, 750,300 tons were shipped last year, up from 646,000 tons in 2018.
China alone imported 248,800 tons – a volume 61% higher than the 2018 total. Vietnam also increased its import numbers by 82.6%.
USDA reports show that beef and pork exports were up 40% and 34%, respectively, when compared with 2017, when ASF hadn’t had spread yet.
The Brazilian Confederation of Agriculture and Livestock (CNA) believes that the chances of ASF entering Brazil are very low.