Total imports, including offal, are expected to increase 20 percent to over 1 MMT, up from 902,000 MT valued at $991.4 million in the previous year. Offal will continue to dominate China’s pork imports. Excluding offal, China’s pork imports in 2011 are expected to rise 15 percent to 480,000 MT (CWE), up from 414,000 MT (CWE) in 2010.
The United States is the largest supplier to China’s import market. In January 2011, U.S. pork exports to China via direct shipments was over 11,000 MT valued at $10.9 million.
Live swine imports in 2011 are expected to rise 29 percent to 9,000 head, with the EU and Canada accounting for all these sales.