China September meat imports slightly up on month

China imported 834,000 tonnes of meat in September, customs data showed Oct. 13, slightly higher than the previous month, as the world’s biggest meat consumer continues to stock up on proteins after a plunge in its pork output.

The large volume compares to August’s imports of 832,000 tonnes and suggests there has been little impact from the suspension of exports by some overseas plants facing coronavirus outbreaks among workers.

Imports for the first nine months of the year are up 72 per cent at 7.41 million tonnes, the General Administration of Customs said.

Customs only began releasing monthly data for all meats combined this year.

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