Canada: pork exports drop in first half 2007
Canadian exports of pork dropped by approximately 6.2% in the first six
months of 2007.
The total amount of pigmeat exports was 373,453 tonnes. The data were
compiled by the Global Trade Information Services (GTIS). The main cause for the
decrease is lower domestic production in Canada.
The US was the
largest recipient of Canadian pork, taking just over 40% of all exports or
150,188 tonnes. That even was an increase of 3.5
Japan, the second-largest importer of
Canadian pork, took around 103,168 tonnes (27.6%), which actually meant a
decrease of 3.6% in comparison to one year before.
Along with Japan,
exports to Russia (fourth place), China (6) and Mexico (7) dropped as well, the
exports to Russia even decreasing 25.6% (minus 8,300 tonnes).
Korea ended third in this half year.
â€¢ Global Trade Information Services
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