Pork from Brazil promoted in China

21 May 2014

Brazil is promoting a boost to sales of pork in China by holding the “Pork Summit Brazil/China” in Shanghai and taking part in an international fair held in Qingdao, in Shandong province.

The Pork Summit Brazil/China, held in Shanghai and organised by the Brazilian Association of Pork Breeders (ABCS) in partnership with the Brazilian Ministry for Agriculture and the Ministry for Foreign Relations, has attracted over 30 Chinese participants from the main pork producing provinces of China such as Sichuan, Henan, Hunan, Shandong, Yunan, Hubei, Guangxi, Guangdong, Hebei and Jiangsu.

The president of ABCS, Marcelo Lopes, opened the meeting by presenting the “Panorama of the value chain of Brazilian pork breeding,” noting the main production factors that make Brazil the fourth largest pork exporter in the world.

China produces around 50 percent of the world’s pork and relies on small and medium-sized producers for around 70 to 80 percent of production.

In 2012 China imported 1 million tons of pork from countries such as Brazil, the United States, Canada, Chile, France, Denmark and Mexico.

The Pork Summit Brazil/China is part of an international mission organised by ABCS, which will remain in China until 24 May, and will also attend the China Animal Husbandry Expo (CAHE), held in the city of Qingdao, northern China. (macauhub/BR/CN)