China launches a pork-price index to smooth the “pig cycle”

April 21, 2017, 4:04pm


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PIG is big in China. As the country’s economy has grown, so too has its consumption of pork. The average Chinese person today pigs out on 40kg (88lbs) of pork a year, up from 12kg in 1980. Although China constitutes just one-fifth of the world’s population, it consumes half of its pork.
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