Les réseaux de distribution de viande de porc en Chine Jiang Su 1995
Date de publication2001
China is a great country and also the most populated of the world. Chinese people are the first producers and the first consumers of pork meat in the world. Their actual production overhang lightly their consumption, but the consumption of pork meat is continually rising. So can we believe this country will be, in a more or less short period of time, importer of pork meat? In this actual study, we are trying to determine how the pork meat distribution network of this country works, the differents interveners of the industry and the ways they work. This study let us know those interveners according to differents parameters: in accordance with their production, the carriers they used, the polical status of the owner of the means of production and the origin of pork meat as well of the origin of live animals. Moreover, that research permits us to appraise the interprovincial trade in that field of activity. This study proves that private retailers tower above the market in accordance with the quantities traded and with the number of business. Also the small private farms tower above the live pork market in accordance with the level of their production and the number of their business. We also notice the global pork meat consumption is rising although the local live pork production is decreasing. For those who want to export pork meat to China, it could be interesting to keep an eye open and maintain some relations with the local interveners of pork meat industry in China, in order to be ready for the moment when the pork meat consumption will move above the chinese production capacity.