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China's deadly swine fever drives up global pork prices

Imports from US on track toward record despite tariffs as herds are depleted

Pork for sale at a market in Beijing. Pork is a staple meat in China.   © Reuters

BEIJING -- Pork prices in China are expected to reach new highs come winter as a nationwide swine virus outbreak thins stocks, likely pushing international prices higher as the country turns to imports to make up for the supply shortfall.

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