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 February 2021.

Pork exports

During February 2021, a total of 388 753kg of South Africa’s pork exports were sent to Namibia. Exports to Mozambique totalled 144 395kg followed by Hong Kong at 93 732kg, Zimabwe at 91 325kg and Lesotho at 71 079kg. Smaller amounts were sent to Congo (DRC) at 9 775kg, and Eswatini at 9 194kg and Nigeria at 1 531kg.

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(Source: SAPPO)

The volume of pig exports amounted to 897 162kg with an average price of R40,04/kg. Compared to January, pork exports decreased by 65,4%. The price (R/kg) of exported pork decreased by 3,05%.

(Source: SAPPO)
(Source: SAPPO)

Pork imports

During February, a total of 462 945kg of South Africa’s pork imports came from Brazil. Pork imports from Denmark amounted to 401 977kg, followed by the Netherlands at 350 650kg and the United Kingdom (UK) at 168 910kg. Imports also came from Canada, France, Spain and Ireland.

(Source: SAPPO)

The volume of pork imports totalled 1 701 044kg with an average price of R50,32/kg. Compared to January, pork imports decreased by 26,29%. The price (R/kg) increased by 5,94%.

(Source: SAPPO)
(Source: SAPPO)

Slaughter figures

The number of pigs slaughtered to date totals 500 422, a decrease of 1,25% compared to the same month last year.

Compared to January, the number of slaughtered pigs in February saw an increase of 4,19%. Gauteng had the highest number of slaughtered pigs (108 374), followed by the Western Cape (51 577), and KwaZulu-Natal (36 540). During February, all provinces except Mpumalanga and North West saw an increase in the number of pigs slaughtered compared to January. – Compiled by Renate Louw, AgriOrbit

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