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 October.
During October 2020, a total of 44% or 332 841kg of South Africa’s pork exports were sent to Mozambique. Exports to Lesotho totalled 136 660kg, followed by Namibia at 114 618kg, Hong Kong at 72 888kg, Congo (DRC) 49 813kg, Zambia at 23 000kg and Botswana at 19 753kg. Smaller amounts of pork were exported to Eswatini (2 753kg), Malawi (2 294kg) and Nigeria (918kg).
The volume of pig exports amounted to 756 327kg with an average price of R37,87. Compared to September, pork exports decreased by 16,18%. The price (R/kg) of exported pork increased by 3,64%.
During October, a total of 650 320kg of South Africa’s pork imports came from the Netherlands. Pork imports from Ireland amounted to 250 470kg, followed by Brazil at 182 536kg and Germany at 160 964kg.
The volume of pork imports totalled 1 499 560kg with an average price of R50,03/kg. Compared to September, pork imports increased by 3,16%. The price (R/kg) increased by 15,97%.
The number of pigs slaughtered to date totals 2 763 524, an increase of 11,72% compared to the same month last year.
Compared to September, the number of slaughtered pigs in October saw an increase of 5,38%. Gauteng had the highest number of slaughtered pigs (107 718), followed by the Western Cape (59 515), and KwaZulu-Natal (39 225). During October, the Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, North West saw decreases in the number of pigs slaughtered compared to September. – Compiled by Renate Louw, AgriOrbit