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

Pork exports

During August 2020, a total of 33,57% or 250 145kg of South Africa’s pork exports were sent to Namibia. Exports to Mozambique totalled 32,47% (241 939kg), followed by Hong Kong at 7,98% (59 471kg), Lesotho at 7,3% (54 403kg) and Zambia at 5,57% (41 500kg). Smaller amounts of pork were exported to Botswana (26 743kg), Congo (26 481kg), Seychelles (25 500kg) and Malawi (11 873kg).

(Source: SAPPO)

The volume of pig exports amounted to 745 054kg with an average price of R29,57/kg. Compared to the previous month, pork exports decreased by 7,5%. The price (R/kg) of exported pork decreased by 3,9%.

(Source: SAPPO)
(Source: SAPPO)

Pork imports

During August, a total of 61,09% of South Africa’s pork imports came from Germany, amounting to 598 658kg. The Netherlands took up 13,78% (135 038kg), followed by France at 10,17% (99 670kg) and Brazil at 7,8% (76 470kg).

(Source: SAPPO)

The volume of pork imports totalled 979 866kg with an average price of R38,18/kg. Compared to the previous month, pork imports increased by 40%. The price (R/kg) of imported pork decreased with 17,1%.

(Source: SAPPO)
(Source: SAPPO)

Slaughter figures

The number of pigs slaughtered to date totals 2 194 314, an increase of 0,5% compared to the same month last year.

(Source: SAPPO)
(Source: SAPPO)

Compared to July, the number of slaughtered pigs in August saw a decrease of 12,99%. Gauteng had the highest number of slaughtered pigs (44,02%), followed by the Western Cape (21,3%). A decrease in pig slaughters occurred in all provinces throughout the country during August compared to July. – Compiled by Claudi Nortjé, AgriOrbit

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