African swine fever may boost Brazilian exports to China

Rabobank thinks Brazil is in a position to sell China more poultry because recent local cases of African swine fever means China may buy less pork, reports.

The website quotes a poultry market analyst for the Dutch bank, Nan-Dirk Mulder, as saying countries with permission to export poultry to China, such as Brazil and some in Eastern Europe, are set to benefit from a reduction in Chinese demand for pork.

Some Chinese consumers may substitute chicken for pork, and so will have to eat more imported poultry, as Chinese poultry production capacity is limited, quotes Mr Mulder saying.