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Beef Quarterly Q1 2019

  • 7 Mar 11:38

Beef Quarterly Q1 2019 Stricter border policing in China as a consequence of African swine fever is restricting the unofficial meat trade, with flow-on effects in other countries, according to the latest RaboResearch Beef Quarterly report. Following the outbreak of ASF in August 2018, the Chinese government strengthened border controls. Rabobank believes the increased enforcement measures have led to the sharp decline in the volume of trade through unofficial channels in Q4 2018. The increased Chinese border enforcement has slowed unofficial bovine trade from Hong Kong and Vietnam. Subsequently the Vietnamese imports of Indian carabeef in Q4 2018 went down 60% YOY at 120,370 t and in turn. Read more...