China News Agency, Beijing, July 13 (Reporter Chen Su) Yang Zhenhai, Director of the Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Bureau of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, said on the 13th that since June, the price of live pigs in China has risen for 6 weeks in a row. In addition to seasonal rises, the flood disaster in the south It also pushed up pork prices in some areas.

Data Map: On May 12, a supermarket in Taiyuan City, Shanxi Province, consumers are buying pork. China News Service reporter Zhang Yunshe

  Since February of this year, as China increased its capacity to restore hogs, pork prices have fallen for three consecutive months. In June, pork prices began to rise. In the second week of July (July 6-July 12), the average selling price of pork in the national fair market was 53.15 yuan per kilogram (RMB, the same below), which has been rising for 6 consecutive weeks. , An increase of 15.6%, but still 6.49 yuan lower than the high point in mid-February.

  On the same day, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs held a meeting on the live pig production situation, Yang Zhenhai said that the recent increase in pork prices was mainly driven by the recovery of consumption.

  Yang Zhenhai said that the pork price will rise periodically from June to September every year. Since the domestic new crown pneumonia epidemic was under control this year, the national catering industry has continued to recover, driving the consumption of pork to maintain an upward trend; affected by the recent Beijing epidemic, some residents have caused frozen pork consumption Concern, the regulatory role of the frozen pork reserve market is affected. In addition, the recent persistent heavy rains in the south have affected the transfer of live pigs and pork to a certain extent, pushing up the prices of live pigs in some areas. In early July, Guangdong and Fujian have exceeded 39 yuan/kg.

  "The flood disaster in the south is a very important driving factor for the recent rise in pork prices. Hunan, Hubei, Jiangxi, Guangdong, Fujian and other regions with heavy rainfall are among the highest in the country." Xin Guochang, second inspector of the Animal and Veterinary Bureau of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs According to a reporter from China News Service, the flood disaster in the south has a greater impact on transportation, and pork products cannot be transported in many places.

  Looking forward, will pork prices rise further? Yang Zhenhai said that production is the source. At present, the supply of live pigs and piglets has been recovering for five consecutive months, indicating that the number of commercial fattening pigs available after July will gradually increase, and the supply of pork market will continue to improve. After the third quarter of this year, the situation of tight pork supply will gradually ease, and it is unlikely that pork prices will continue to rise sharply in the second half of the year.

  In response to the rise in the price of pigs caused by the floods in the south, Xin Guochang said that the local government is actively taking measures to guarantee pork supply, and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs will also assist in the dispatch of pork products to ensure the continuous supply of pork for the people in the disaster areas. (Finish)