Japan pork production may drop 13% after earthquake, tsunami damage
Poultry, beef, rice also affected
The decline in production will lead to increased imports of pork as well as other products affected by the disaster, said analyst Jean-Yves Chow. “Perishable products, such as meat, seafood, fruits and vegetables, will likely require additional imports," said Chow.
Other markets expected to take a significant hit in production are poultry (production down 11%), beef (9%) and rice (11%).