Vietnam imported about 67,640 tonnes of pork from the start of the year to May 30, a year-on-year surge of 298%, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).
Vietnam imported more than 46,402 tonnes of pork and related products as of April 13, rocketing over 300% from the same period last year, according to the Department of Animal Health under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).
Vietnam imported over 13,800 tonnes of pork in the first two months of 2020, a year-on-year rise of 150%.
Pork imports rocketed over the last two months as market demand surges ahead the Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday, which is only a few weeks away, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT)’s Agency of Foreign Trade.
The government has asked the agriculture ministry to look into increasing pork imports as supply plunges and prices reach 3-year high.
VOV.VN - Vietnam will temporarily stop importing pork and pork-based products from Hungary and Poland as from September 20 for growing concern about the African swine fever (ASF) outbreak detected in the two countries.
VOV.VN -According to the statistics from the General Department of Customs, Vietnam imported nearly 27,000 tonnes of meat and meat products worth US$38.68 million in June, a decline of 9.5% in volume and 9.2% in value compared to May.
Vietnam plans to cut pork imports and expand export markets for the meat as part of an unprecedented nationwide campaign to rescue pig farmers, the government said.