Vietnam imports over 300,000 pigs from Thailand

Vietnam has imported up to 308,325 pigs from Thailand since June, helping to ease the high pork prices in the domestic market.

According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Animal Health Department, so far this year 130 Vietnamese enterprises imported 212,000 tonnes of pork, up 216.41% on-year. Pork was mostly imported from Russia, Poland, Brazil, Germany, the US, Spain and Thailand.

Since June, Vietnam has started importing pigs from Thailand to meet local demand. Until now, 28 companies in Vietnam have imported 308,325 pigs from Thailand, providing the Vietnamese market with 23,124 tonnes.

Around 41,600 pigs from Thailand have also been imported into Vietnam to be raised.

In May, Vietnam’s pork prices reached a record high of VND100,000 (USD4.34) per kilo. The imported pork has helped prices to drop to roughly VND75,000 (USD3.26) per kilo at present.

Under Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s instruction, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development needs to have measures to avoid pork price hikes in the run-up to the Tet Holiday.

Source: Dantri

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