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China meat, milk production up, eggs down

17 January 2022

Beef production up 3.7% year-on-year

China's national economy continued to recover in 2021. The statistics bureau reported that all expected development targets were well achieved last year.

Pork production in China was up 28.8% year-on-year in 2021, totalling 52.96 million tonnes, according to the latest data from the National Bureau of Statistics of China.

At the end of the year, pigs and breeding sows registered in stock were up 10.5% and 4.0% respectively year-on-year.

Slaughtered hogs in China were up 27.4% year-on-year in 2021 at 671.28 million heads.

Total output of pork, beef, mutton and poultry in 2021 was 88.87 million tons, up by 16.3% over the previous year.

Of this total, beef accounted for 6.98 million tons, up 3.7% and poultry accounted for 23.80 million tons, up by 0.8%. Eggs, which accounted for 34.09 tons, was down 1.7% year-on-year.

Milk production amounted to 36.83 million tons, up by 7.1%.


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