Polish live pigs exported to Hungary
Poland has exported several hundreds of thousands of
live pigs to Hungary that cannot be sold to Russia because a the trade
The Hungarian Meat Association made this news public.
association's secretary Attila Berczik told Reuters press agency: "There is the
row, as a result of which there is overproduction in the Polish market which
they are happy to divert to other (EU) member states like
The total number of pigs in Hungary has
been declining for years now. Mainly, this is due to loss of some of its own
markets in the former Soviet Union, a country that was a key buyer before 1990;
in addition, competition increased after Hungary entered the European Union in
In 2006, Hungary imported approximately half a million Polish
live pigs, compared to a domestic herd of about 4 million head. According to
Berczik this was the majority of Hungary's exports.
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