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Cranswick pork exports to far east jump after swine fever epidemic

British meat processor, Cranswick Plc, say that its exports to the far east are only increasing in the wake of African swine fever.

21 May 2019, at 10:13am

Cranswick Plc announced today (21 May) that comparable annual export volumes in its core far-east markets jumped 16 percent, as it benefited from higher prices after the African swine fever epidemic hit the world's biggest pork market, China.

The company, which processes and supplies fresh pork, sausage, bacon and cooked meats, said prices "strengthened considerably" in the second half of the year after supply tightened in China.

China has reported more than 120 outbreaks of the incurable disease in all of its mainland provinces and regions, as well as Hainan island and Hong Kong, since it was first detected in the country in early August 2018.