Bloomberg news agency reports that China, the world's largest producer and consumer of pork in the world, has set a long-term goal to ensure that domestic supply is sufficient to meet 95% of demand.
Likewise with beef exports, the goal is to achieve 85% self-sufficiency, and for dairy produce the goal is for domestic production to cover more than 70% of consumption.
China is currently rebuilding its pork industry. The African swine fever decimated the country’s swineherd in 2018 and the country had to considerably increase imports to meet domestic demand.
As a result of the disease, millions of farmers still fatten less than 500 animals per year. The goal is that 70% of producers reach large-scale capacity by 2025, and 85% will reach it by 2030. It was recently reported that China’s pork reserves are nearing depletion, despite the data is considered a state secret.