Pork shortage pushes pig prices up in Vietnam

October 9, 2019

In early October, meat prices in Vietnam increased sharply and the trend is expected to continue to the end of the year. This is on fears of a shortage of pork, especially during Tet. Some players revealed that the demand for imported pork from China has also contributed to the price hike. According to the Department of Agricultural Product Processing and Market Development, ASF caused 5.2 million pigs to be culled, equivalent to 12% of the country’s production.