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African swine fever: Economic impact

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African swine fever poses a significant risk to the Canadian pork industry and the Canadian economy

A world supplier of pork

  • Canada is the third-largest pork exporting country in both value and volume and represents about 20% of world pork trade.

Canadian pork in world demand

  • In 2017, over 1.2 million tonnes of pork, valued at $4 billion, was exported to over 100 countries.
  • Top three markets for Canadian pork:
    • United States
    • Japan
    • China

Canadian pork – an economic engine

  • The pork industry contributes 103,000 direct and indirect jobs that, in turn, generate $23.8 billion when farms, inputs, processing and pork exports are included.

Everyone has a role to play in reducing the risk of ASF

  • On-farm biosecurity is key to helping prevent diseases from developing and spreading.
  • Careful sourcing of animals, products and by-products, including feed and feed ingredients is important.
  • If you have been abroad and visited a farm or have come in contact with any wild animals, you should wait 14 days to visit any farm in Canada.
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