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China's Imported Meat Products Trade Data in Jan - Feb 2023



China's Imported Meat Products Trade Data in Jan - Feb 2023

Increasing pork import: China imported 564,000 tons of pork and pig offal in Jan and Feb 2023, up 24.2% year-on-year. Among them, 378,000 tons of products are fresh frozen pork, up 35.8% year-on-year, mainly from Spain, Brazil, Denmark, the Netherlands and Canada, accounting for 26.1%, 21.2%, 13.9%, 9.6% and 8.3% of the total imports volume respectively and 79.1% of that total, increasing by 20.2%, 42.1%, 70.2%, 105.1% and 128.8% year-on-year respectively.


Decreased poulrty import: The import volume of poultry and its offal in the first two months of 2023 is 208,000 tons, dropped 5.0% year-on-year. Imported products are mainly frozen chicken paws, frozen chicken wings and frozen chicken cuts with bone, accounting for 44.5%, 27.8% and 19.4% respectively. Imported poultry meat are mainly from Brazil, the United States, Russia, Thailand and Argentina, accounting for 44.4%, 18.5%, 10.5%, 9.2% and 6.6% of the total imports, a total of 89.1%. Among them, imports from Brazil, the United States dropped 7.7% and 35.0% YoY respectively, while imports from Russia, Thailand and Argentina increased 22.8%, 103.2% and 8.2% YoY.


Improvement in beef imports: From Jan to Feb 2023, China imported 423,000 tons of beef products, up 37.4% year-on-year with import value of US$2.28 billion, up 16.5% year-on-year, mainly from Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, New Zealand, Australia and the United States, accounting for 46.5%, 17.9%, 11.0%, 8.5% 7.0% and 5.4% of the total imports volume respectively, 96.2% of that total. Among them, the import from Brazil, Argentina and Australia up 284.6%, 5.7% and 5.6% year-on-year, on the contrary, market shares of Uruguay, New Zealand and the United States fell 33.2%, 0.01% and 6.2% year-on-year.


Growing mutton imports: China imported 68,000 tons of mutton products in Jan and Feb 2023, up 4.2% year-on-year with a value of US$2.9 billion, falling 29.7% year-on-year. Imports are mainly from New Zealand, Australia and Uruguay with 57.8%, 39.1% and 3.1% of the total imports volume respectively, accounting for 99.9% of that total. Import from Australia and Uruguay fell 2.9% and 30.6% year-on-year, while New Zealand rose 13.2% year-on-year.