Drop in EU pork exports
The European Union (EU) saw a decrease in pork exports to third countries
outside the EU in the first month of 2007.
Altogether in January 128,569 tonne of pork was shipped outside the EU, a
3% decerase than in January 2006.
These figures were made public by the
Denmark is Europe's biggest
exporter of pigmeat to countries outside the EU. This country saw its exports
decrease by 5.5% in comparison to January 2006.
Germany, the EU's
second exporter to countries outside the EU, saw exports rise by
Due to the decrease in pork exports
to third countries, the European Commission predicts that 2007 will be a
difficult year for the pig sector.
Export problems with Russia
persist; in addition, EU pork consumption is rather low.
the Commission, the meat is yielding about 10% less than usual, but pig
producers pay way more for feeding costs.
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