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 January 2021.
During January 2021, a total of 187 775kg of South Africa’s pork exports were sent to Namibia. Exports to Mozambique totalled 121 163kg followed by Hong Kong at 56 669kg, Botswana at 50 154kg, Zimbabwe at 48 118kg, Congo (DRC) at 33 239kg, and Lesotho at 29 740kg. Smaller amounts of pork were exported to Malawi (7 058kg), United Arab Emirates (UAE) (4 335kg) and Ghana (2 694kg).
The volume of pig exports amounted to 542 395kg with an average price of R41,30/kg. Compared to December, pork exports decreased by 62,42%. The price (R/kg) of exported pork increased by 5,12%.
During January, a total of 700 802kg of South Africa’s pork imports came from the United Kingdom (UK). Pork imports from the Netherlands amounted to 430 731kg, followed by Brazil at 324 243kg and Denmark at 318 077kg. Imports also came from Canada, France, Spain, Ireland, the United States (US) and China.
The volume of pork imports totalled 2 307 663kg with an average price of R47,50/kg. Compared to December, pork imports increased by 5,83%. The price (R/kg) decreased by 4,94%.
The number of pigs slaughtered to date totals 243 684, a decrease of 1,72% compared to the same month last year.
Compared to December, the number of slaughtered pigs in January saw a decrease of 18,24%. Gauteng had the highest number of slaughtered pigs (107 089), followed by the Western Cape (50 382), and KwaZulu-Natal (33 724). During January, all provinces saw a decrease in the number of pigs slaughtered compared to December. – Compiled by Renate Louw, AgriOrbit