Vietnam’s meat imports this year will be less than last year’s 83,000 tons, the Animal Husbandry Department has forecast. Hoang Kim Giao, its head, said imports so far this year have amounted to 30,000 tons, mostly of chicken’s legs and wings, less than in the same period last year.
He attributed the falling trend to the increase in domestic production as livestock farming recovers from last year’s disease outbreak.
Pork output this year is estimated at 4.3 million tons, enough to meet demand, he said.
He denied reports that the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has demanded to stop importing meat.