Spanish pork exports to increase
Spanish pork exports rose by 16% during the first half of the current year to 426.200 thousand tonnes.
By Evegen Vorotnikov
This was mainly result of increased supplies to EU countries. Currently Spain remains the world's fourth largest supplier of pork - after Germany, Denmark and the US.
Most of the Spanish pork is supplied to France, which accounted around 30% of the country's total exports. Moreover, this year, France has imported about 22% more pork from Spain than during the same period of last year.
Shipments to the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, which usually do not import large quantities of pork from Spain, have also significantly increased.
A dramatic reduction of the EU pig population was one of the reasons for the increase of Spanish pork exports to the all the largest EU countries as well as Poland.
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