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 the pork trade report for September.

Pork exports

During September 2020, a total of 372 384kg of South Africa’s pork exports were sent to Mozambique. Exports to Namibia totalled 155 079kg, followed by Hong Kong at 119 617kg, Lesotho at 115 632kg and Botswana at 71 008kg. Smaller amounts of pork were exported to Seychelles (25 605kg), Zambia (22 000kg), Congo (12 000kg) and Eswatini (6 955kg).

(Source: SAPPO)

The volume of pig exports amounted to 902 363kg with an average price of R36,54/kg. Compared to August, pork exports increased by 21,4%. The price (R/kg) of exported pork increased by 23,7%.

(Source: SAPPO)
(Source: SAPPO)

Pork imports

During September, a total of 990 115kg of South Africa’s pork imports came from Germany. Pork imports from the Netherlands amounted to 164 130kg, followed by the United Kingdom at 137 910kg and Brazil at 107 600kg.

(Source: SAPPO)

The volume of pork imports totalled 1 453 640kg with an average price of R43,14/kg. Compared to August, pork imports increased by 48,4%. The price (R/kg) of imported pork increased by 13%.

(Source: SAPPO)
(Source: SAPPO)

Slaughter figures

The number of pigs slaughtered to date this year totals 2 473 654, an increase of 1,4% compared to the same month last year.

(Source: SAPPO)
(Source: SAPPO)

Compared to August, the number of slaughtered pigs in September saw a decrease of 1,85%. Gauteng had the highest number of slaughtered pigs (106 668), followed by the Western Cape (58 580). An increase in pig slaughters occurred the Free State, North West, Northern Cape and the Western Cape during September compared to August. – Compiled by Claudi Nortjé, AgriOrbit

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