Japan Consuming More Imported Pork

The outbreak of swine diarrhea which affected the pork cultivation sector has led to a greater consumer preference for imported meat.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

From a statement issued by the Foreign Trade Promotion Office of Costa Rica (Procomer):

Japan is the largest importer of pork in the world, the fifth of pork sausages and sixth largest consumer of pork. Currently, domestic production covers only half the demand, therefore the remainder has to be imported.

Last October the most recent outbreak of swine diarrhea was detected in which, according to data from Bloomberg, 1.17 million cases were recorded in 28 prefectures with a record number of deaths of piglets detected.

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