Canada increased its total amount of exported pork in 2006. Altogether, Canadian food companies sold 1,037 million tonnes pork to foreign countries.
This equals a 7,000 tonne growth in comparison to 2005.
The figures were made public by Canada Pork International (CPI) , the Canadian pork exporters’ association. In total, Canada is the world’s third exporter of pork, after the US and the European Union (EU).
However, the value of pork decreased. The total value of last year’s pork exports amounted to US $2.13 billion.
One year before, the total export value equalled US $2.37 billion, which means a total decrease of more than 10%.
Last year also saw several changes in destination of the pork exported from Canada. At the end of 2006 lost the Romanian market was lost, when Romania and Bulgaria joined the EU.
Exports to both the US and Mexico decreased, but exports to Russia grew to more than 90,000 tonnes.
Pork promotions in several Asian countries like Japan, Korea and Singapore will be held in the near future.
â€¢ Canada Pork International