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 June’s pork trade report.
During June 2020, a total of 37,97% or 302 883kg of South Africa’s pork exports were sent to Namibia. Exports to Mozambique totalled 34,38% (274 268kg), followed by Hong Kong at 12,41% (98 981kg), Lesotho at 6,29% (50 176kg) and Congo at 3,42% (27 243kg). Smaller amounts of pork were exported to Angola (24 463kg), Botswana (12 036kg), Malawi (5 362kg) and Zimbabwe (1 251kg).
The volume of pig exports amounted to 797 652kg with an average price of R28,09/kg. Compared to the previous month, pork exports increased by 8,4%. The price (R/kg) for exported pork decreased by 16,3%.
During June, a total of 69,38% of South Africa’s pork imports came from Germany, amounting to 282 617kg. Brazil took up 12,56% (51 166kg), followed by the United Kingdom at 11,93% (48 600kg), and Spain at 6,12% (24 928kg).
The volume of pork imports totalled 407 311kg with an average price of R30,84/kg. Compared to the previous month, pork imports decreased by 36,1%. The price (R/kg) for imported pork decreased with 41,5%.
The number of pigs slaughtered to date totals 1 593 361, a decrease of 1,4% compared to the same month last year.
Compared to May, the number of slaughtered pigs in June saw a slight increase of 0,67%. Gauteng had the highest number of slaughtered pigs (44,23%), followed by the Western Cape (23%). Gauteng, the Western Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and the Northern Cape showed an increase in slaughter figures. The rest of the provinces saw a decrease in the number of pigs slaughtered in June compared to May. – Compiled by Claudi Nortjé, AgriOrbit
Click here to view May’s pork trade report.