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AgriOrbit’s pork industry 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 2021.
During November 2021, a total of 295 418kg of South Africa’s pork exports went to Mozambique. A further 284 343kg went to Namibia, 129 206kg to Lesotho, 37 112kg to Congo (DRC), 27 000kg to Zambia and 25 089kg to Seychelles. Other countries that imported smaller amounts of South African pork were Malawi, and Botswana and Eswatini.
The volume of pork exports amounted to 849 424kg with an average price of R38,51/kg. Compared to October this year, pork exports decreased by 5,6%. The price of exported pork decreased by 5,6% compared to October.
During November, pork imports from Brazil amounted to 691 806kg. A further 612 303kg was imported from the Netherlands, 296 604kg from Spain, 218 216kg from the United Kingdom (UK) and 127 000kg from France. Pork was also imported from Ireland, Denmark, and Thailand.
The volume of pork imports totalled 2 046 679kg with an average price of R46,41/kg. Compared to October, pork imports increased by 14,5%. The price (R/kg) decreased by 4,2%.
The number of pigs slaughtered to date totals 3 223 978. This represents an increase of 10% compared to the same month last year. As usual, Gauteng had the highest number of slaughtered pigs (126 659), followed by the Western Cape (56 481) and KwaZulu-Natal (37 257). During November, Free State and Mpumalanga saw a decrease in pigs slaughtered compared to October. All other provinces saw an increase.– Compiled by Renate Louw, AgriOrbit