Rise in Danish pork exports
In the first six months of 2006, Denmark exported 8% more pork than in the
same period in 2005.
The rise predominantly happened in pork cuts, about 11%; however, carcass
exports remained virtually unchanged.
Europe and Russia
Exports to both Europe and Russia were responsible for the increase from
Exports to Denmark's south neighbour rose by 20%, mainly driven by more pork
cuts and processed products, possibly to help offset a slowdown in the rate of
increase of indigenous production in this year.
Despite a drop in bacon exports, total exports rose 5%.
A 36% increase was to be seen from January to June, mostly in the form of pork
A rapid growth happened - from 14,000 metric tonnes in 2005 to 57,000 metric
tonnes this year.
To this Far East country, about
30% less pork was exported, possibly driven by a recent decline in
consumption and increased confidence in beef and poultry.
Total pork exports to non-EU countries remained more or less the
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