The outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) in China and other Asian countries has paved the way for Thai pork producers to access more market share in Hong Kong.
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The rising profit derived mainly from pig business in Vietnam, Thailand and Cambodia has been improved since the price significantly dropped due to oversupply problem during the first quarter of last year.
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While there is still much we do not know about how ASF will spread in the coming months, what is clear is that the scale of potential upside in demand and potential risk of contamination has perhaps never been greater.
China is the world’s largest pork market and Chinese are consuming more and more imported pork. HKScan and its Chinese partner, Qinglian Food, participate currently in the Asia´s biggest food exhibition SIAL in Shanghai, China and introduce the joint venture Nordic Lotus Food Co to customers.
Despite being the world’s 6th largest producer of pork and growing global demand, Vietnam exports less than 1% of its total production.