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Dominique Patton

China third-quarter pork output jumps 18% year-on-year but supplies still tight

Oct 19 2020

BEIJING China's third-quarter pork production rose 18% from a year earlier to 8.4 million tonnes, according to Reuters calculations based on official data, pointing to the first signs of recovery in the world's top producer.

China tells cotton mills to stop buying Australian supplies - sources

Oct 16 2020

SYDNEY/BEIJING China has ordered cotton mills to stop buying Australian supplies, an Australian government source and two China-based cotton traders briefed on the matter said on Friday, the latest sign of worsening trade ties.

China's pig herd rebounds after swine fever, but pork supply will take time to recover

Sep 30 2020

BEIJING, Oct 1 China's huge pig herd is rebounding rapidly after being decimated by disease but pork output will take much longer to restore given the low quality of the new herd, say experts and analysts.

China's looming corn shortage fans food security unease

Sep 01 2020

BEIJING Soaring corn prices are stoking food security jitters in China, where food inflation has climbed to the highest in over a decade and President Xi Jinping made a recent high-profile plea for an end to wastage.

Why is China suspending imports from some meat processors?

Aug 25 2020

Top meat importer China has suspended imports from some foreign meat packing plants where workers became infected with coronavirus - but not others.

China's chicken production continues to surge, reducing appetite for imports

Aug 17 2020

BEIJING China's chicken producers are pushing ahead with aggressive expansion plans despite a slump in demand due to the coronavirus, reducing reliance on imports amid recent fears about the safety of foreign meat.

China soybean imports rise 18% through July as Brazilian cargoes arrive

Aug 07 2020

BEIJING China's soybean imports rose 18% this year through July versus a year ago, as large volumes of soybeans bought cheaply from top supplier Brazil arrived in the country, according to data from the General Administration of Customs.

Exclusive: China plans wheat, rice sales to tame surging corn prices - sources

Jul 21 2020

BEIJING China plans to sell rice and wheat from state reserves to animal feed producers who are struggling with high corn prices, which have soared more than 20% in some areas this year amid tightening supplies, three sources familiar with the matter said.

Chinese ports hit capacity as virus tests slow clearing: shippers

Jul 18 2020

BEIJING Testing of imported food for the novel coronavirus is pushing capacity at some major Chinese ports to their limit, major shippers told customers this week, warning of additional fees and possible diversions to other ports.

China suspends imports of Ecuador shrimp on coronavirus risk

Jul 10 2020

BEIJING/QUITO China on Friday said it was suspending imports from three Ecuadorean shrimp producers after detecting coronavirus in recent shipments, prompting one of the Ecuadorean producers to accuse China of "tarnishing the reputation" of the industry.

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