30 Things That Only Happen In China

A National Pork Reserve To Combat Inflation

4. A National Pork Reserve To Combat Inflation

Most countries have gold reserves, or oil maybe grain, but there is no country other than China that keeps a pork reserve to tackle inflation.

As surprising as that sounds, it’s true. China is the world’s largest consumer of pork (up to 70% in certain areas) and prices for pig meat can get unaffordable for the lower-class citizens.

With an improving lifestyle and increasing consumption of meat, demand for pork has soared to unmeetable targets. It is then the floodgates are opened by the government and pork is released in markets resulting in pork prices to drive down.

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