In September a Financial Times commodities report signals that Latin American ranchers are benefiting from surging Chinese beef demand. Chinese beef imports from Latin America have soared after swine fever swept across rural China. Benefitting most, Argentina had exports up 129% year-on-year to 186,000 tonnes. Brazil was second-biggest exporter to China at 180,000 tonnes in the year to August, up by 15%. Demand for beef around the world continues to grow, as developing nations look for foodstuffs besides chicken and pork for their growing populations. The Brazilian company JBS, largest meat processing company worldwide and biggest exporter to China, is confident that demand from their main export market will remain strong. In 2015 Trucost (S&P) found that beef production in Brazil accounted for costly environmental impacts at US$596m, largely as a result of deforestation to clear land for pasture.