Japan is now the United States’ leading export market for beef, in value and volume, and largest market for pork exports in value, according to 2017 trade data released by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).
The Czech Republic imported a record amount of meat in 2017, valued at CZK 28 billion (€1.1 billion), four times more than when the country joined the EU in 2004, according to local industry association.
Major shifts in the power of exporting countries within the meat and livestock sector in the past decade have been identified in new statistical analysis released by the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
After the Trump administration slapped tariffs on imported washing machines and solar panels, GlobalMeatNews spoke to Dr Fragkiskos Filippaios to assess the effects of a US-China trade war on the meat sector.
Efforts by Chinese poultry firms to get export market share were given a boost by the news that a major poultry-producing region in eastern China has upped its exports by over 13% year on year in 2017.
Poor livestock farmers must not be pushed aside by “capital-intensive” companies as the world gears up to feed nine billion mouths by 2050, according to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).