African Swine Fever: A Global Update

While African swine fever (ASF) continues to devastate pig herds and production in China, the focus is now shifting to other parts of Asia, given recent outbreaks in the Philippines, South Korea, and Timor-Leste.

The impacts across Asia are likely to be just as challenging as they have been in China, and we expect to see herd and production losses growing as we move into 2020.

At the same time, price levels in China – for pigs and pork, as well as for other proteins – keep climbing, and China’s structural shortage of protein is becoming clearer.