Exports of Danish pigmeat to fall this year
The accelerating flow of Danish weaners to Germany means exports of Danish pigmeat are estimated to fall this year.
During April over 640,000 weaners were exported — a staggering increase of 61% on April last year. Total export of piglets during the first four months of this year are up over 40% on the same period last year.
German meat exports increased 18% in volume in the first quarter of this year. In value, exports of meat and meat products rose by 13.3%. Last year over 40% of pigmeat produced by Westfleisch went for export and the slaughterer's profits hit record levels at over £1.7m.
Elsewhere in the EU, Spain's exports are also looking healthy. Spain exports 1.3m tonnes of pork a year, which is about 36% of home production. Last year exports increased by 25%.
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