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AgriOrbit’s pork trade report details South Africa’s monthly pork exports, imports and slaughter figures courtesy of the South African Pork Producers’ Organisation (SAPPO). Below is the pork trade report for July 2021.

Pork exports

During July 2021, a total of 347 980kg of South Africa’s pork exports went to Namibia. A further 208 244kg went to Mozambique, 130 011kg to Zimbabwe, 72 506kg to Lesotho, 52 000kg to Zambia and 44 246kg to Congo (DRC). Other countries that imported smaller amounts of South African pork were Eswatini, Malawi, and Nigeria.

(Source: SAPPO)

The volume of pork exports amounted to 916 521kg with an average price of R40,80/kg. Compared to June this year, pork exports increased by 1,05%. The price of exported pork increased by 3,05% compared to June.

(Source: SAPPO)
(Source: SAPPO)

Pork imports

During Jule, pork imports from Brazil amounted to 726 770kg. A further 464 406kg was imported from the Netherlands, 460 488kg from the United Kingdom, 265 532kg from Spain and 106 375kg from Denmark. Pork was also imported from France, Belgium, and Canada.

(Source: SAPPO)

The volume of pork imports totalled 2 141 172kg with an average price of R41,58/kg. Compared to July, pork imports increased by 9%. The price (R/kg) decreased by 0,17%.

(Source: SAPPO)
(Source: SAPPO)

Slaughter figures

The number of pigs slaughtered to date totals 2 001 763. This represents an increase of 2,01% compared to the same month last year.

(Source: SAPPO)
(Source: SAPPO)

Compared to June, the number of slaughtered pigs saw an increase of 16,68%. As usual, Gauteng had the highest number of slaughtered pigs (120 433), followed by the Western Cape (57 436) and KwaZulu-Natal (27 980). During July, the Eastern Cape, Free State and Limpopo saw an increase in pigs slaughtered compared to June.– Compiled by Renate Louw, AgriOrbit

Read previous pork imports and exports reports here.