Large increase in Polish pork exports
Asian countries such as China are becoming more
attractive for Polish pork suppliers. Such are the findings of a survey on pork
sales in 2007 by the Polish agricultural bank, BGZ.
Korea remains the largest importer of meat at 13,500 tonnes, which represents
an increase of 15% between 2006 and 2007.
Exports to China increased dramatically in 2007 - from 170 tonnes to 1,000
"I believe that Asia and primarily China, will become more popular in the
future. Along with Russia, the country is interested in a wide assortment of
Polish pork. A promotion campaign is currently being run to increase exports to
the region", said Krzypczyk, economist with BGZ.
Much benefit for the Polish pork sector is expected with a new train link
between Hamburg and Peking, which will reduce the journey to 14 days compared to
45 days via sea.
The Chinese do perceive Poland as an attractive supplier of carcases. The
country is currently trying to manage shortages by importing more pork at a fast
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