Nov 26, 2019 - Economy & Business

U.S. pork producers eyeing $25 billion China market amid trade war

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The U.S. pork industry is pushing the Trump administration to focus on increasing access in the Chinese market, worth $24.5 billion over 10 years, during the ongoing trade talks with China, Bloomberg reports.

Why it matters: The Chinese pork market is currently afflicted by the African swine fever that's pushed the cost up by more than 69%— making it the perfect time for American producers to swoop in with its product at a lower cost, per Bloomberg. Other countries, such as Brazil, have been able to cash in on the Chinese demand.

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