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 November.

Pork exports

During December 2020, a total of 526 389kg of South Africa’s pork exports were sent to Mozambique. Exports to Namibia totalled 314 921kg followed by Lesotho at 201 434kg, Zambia at 98 000kg, Botswana at 88 577kg, Hong Kong at 81 753kg, Zimbabwe at 48 671kg and Eswatini at 42 729kg. Smaller amounts of pork were exported to Seychelles (26 261kg) and Congo (DRC) (9 568kg).

pork trade report
(Source: SAPPO)

The volume of pig exports amounted to 1 443 594kg with an average price of R39,29. Compared to November, pork exports increased by 90,78%. The price (R/kg) of exported pork decreased by 8,14%.

pork trade report
(Source: SAPPO)
pork trade report
(Source: SAPPO)

Pork imports

During December, a total of 835 447kg of South Africa’s pork imports came from Brazil. Pork imports from Denmark amounted to 418 200kg, followed by the Netherlands at 374 127kg and the United Kingdom at 168 459kg.

(Source: SAPPO)

The volume of pork imports totalled 2 180 481kg with an average price of R49,97/kg. Compared to November, pork imports increased by 34,51%. The price (R/kg) decreased by 1,86%.

(Source: SAPPO)
(Source: SAPPO)

Slaughter figures

The number of pigs slaughtered to date totals 3 334 218, an increase of 10,19% compared to the same month last year.

(Source: SAPPO)
(Source: SAPPO)

Compared to November, the number of slaughtered pigs in December saw an increase of 14,23%. Gauteng had the highest number of slaughtered pigs (126 600), followed by the Western Cape (65 962), and KwaZulu-Natal (30 342). During December, KwaZulu-Natal saw a decrease in the number of pigs slaughtered compared to November while all other provinces saw an increase. – Compiled by Renate Louw, AgriOrbit

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