In the first half of the year, Vietnam imported more than 19,500 tons of pork at a cost of over US$22.2 million. Poland was the biggest exporter with more than 7,000 tons valued at US$8 million, averaging at VND26,200 per kilo.
The country also imported 4,600 tons of pork from Spain worth over US$4.8 million at an average price of more than VND23,600 per kilo. Pork imports from other markets hit nearly 8,000 tons worth more than US$9.4 million at VND26,000 per kilo on average.
Imported frozen pork is primarily sold at supermarkets, supplied to fast food restaurants and food processing enterprises at fairly cheap prices.
Meanwhile, domestic pork prices hit a record high of between VND47,000 and VND55,000 per kilo.