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 March 2021.
During March 2021, a total of 234 552kg of South Africa’s pork exports were sent to Namibia. Exports to Hong Kong totalled 126 960kg followed by Zimbabwe at 95 947kg, Mozambique at 92 363kg, Lesotho at 81 322kg and Botswana at 68 372kg. Smaller amounts were sent to Congo (DRC) at 35 042kg, Zambia at 26 147kg, Angola at 23 863kg and Seychelles at 21 978kg.
The volume of pig exports amounted to 835 176kg with an average price of R42,60/kg. Compared to February, pork exports decreased by 6,91%. The price (R/kg) of exported pork increased by 6,39%.
During March, a total of 589 383kg of South Africa’s pork imports came from the Denmark. Pork imports from Brazil amounted to 563 526kg, followed by the United Kingdom (UK) at 501 810kg, Canada at 279 378kg and the Netherlands at 208 783kg. Imports also came from Spain, France and Ireland.
The volume of pork imports totalled 2 495 681kg with an average price of R43,73/kg. Compared to February, pork imports increased by 46,71%. The price (R/kg) decreased by 13,1%.
The number of pigs slaughtered to date totals 815 889, an increase of 0,89% compared to the same month last year.
Compared to February, the number of slaughtered pigs in March saw an increase of 61,5%. Gauteng had the highest number of slaughtered pigs (138 373), followed by the Western Cape (57 529), and KwaZulu-Natal (41 024). During March, all provinces saw an increase in the number of pigs slaughtered compared to February. – Compiled by Renate Louw, AgriOrbit
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