EU pork sector reports record month in exports
EU pork exports have made a jump of 37% in September, setting a new record for the current year, according to statistical data. The volume exported has reached 236,600 tonnes, the highest figure for 2019. Also, compared to the same month last year, the value has increased by almost 75%, at €642.5 million.
China has increased demand for pork in September, with volume more than doubled year-on-year to 138,400 tonnes and value comparable to traditionally higher value markets, according to Beth Wilkins, an AHDB analyst. "EU pig offal exports also performed strongly, as volumes rose by 13% year-on-year to 117,900 tonnes. The Chinese market continues to dominate, with volumes up by 29%. The value of offal exports rose by 43% in the latest month, to €169.9 million", she mentioned.
Meantime, Spain has become the leader in pork exports to third markets, reporting an increase of 21% both in volume and value for the first four months of this year. China (51%) was the main destination for Spanish pork, followed by other Asian states (37%). Six European producers (Spain, Germany, Denmark, The Netherlands, Poland and France) accounted for 84% of the pork exports to third countries over the first six months of 2019.
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