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RESEARCH | Staff Reporter, Singapore

China's pork demand hits peak as diets get healthier

Reuters reported on a new strategy by China's frozen dumpling makers to winning new sales - increase the vegetable content, and cut down on meat.

As more young people try to reduce fat in their diet, traditional pork-rich dumplings are being ditched in favour of healthier options.

Meanwhile, pork demand in the country has hit a ceiling, well ahead of most official forecasts. Sales of pork have now fallen for the past three years, according to data from research firm Euromonitor. Last year they hit three-year lows of 40.85 million tonnes from 42.49 million tonnes in 2014, and Euromonitor predicts they will also fall slightly in 2017.

Chinese hog prices are down around 25 percent since January, even though official numbers suggest supply is lower compared with last year.

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