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.
During November 2020, a total of 340 097kg of South Africa’s pork exports were sent to Mozambique. Exports to Namibia totalled 160 695kg, followed by Lesotho at 108 290kg, Hong Kong at 40 380kg, Congo (DRC) 27 331kg, Germany at 24 980kg and Eswatini at 23 193kg. Smaller amounts of pork were exported to Botswana (17 725), Malawi (9 249) and Zimbabwe (2 500kg).
The volume of pig exports amounted to 756 661kg with an average price of R42,77. Compared to October, pork exports increased by 0,04%. The price (R/kg) of exported pork increased by 12,94%.
During November, a total of 631 309kg of South Africa’s pork imports came from Brazil. Pork imports from the Netherlands amounted to 352 520kg, followed by France at 206 345kg and Ireland at 123 850kg.
The volume of pork imports totalled 1 621 000kg with an average price of R50,92/kg. Compared to November, pork imports increased by 8,1%. The price (R/kg) increased by 1,78%.
The number of pigs slaughtered to date totals 3 025 829, an increase of 9,49% compared to the same month last year.
Compared to October, the number of slaughtered pigs in November saw a decrease of 2,71%. Gauteng had the highest number of slaughtered pigs (109 413), followed by the Western Cape (55 226), and KwaZulu-Natal (36 472). During November, the Free State, and Gauteng saw increases in the number of pigs slaughtered compared to October while all other provinces saw a decrease. – Compiled by Renate Louw, AgriOrbit