Dutch EU’s biggest pig exporter in 2005

23-01-2007 | |

The Netherlands was the European Union’s biggest exporter of piglets and finishers in 2005.

The Dutch took care of almost 45% of all piglet exports within the EU. In finishers, the export percentage was 34%.

These figures appear from data created by the statistical service of Eurostat – having no data about last year yet.

Transports


According to Eurostat approximately 6.8 million piglets were transported from one country to another within the EU. Dutch exporters took care of 44.7% of these – the Danes were runners-up, transporting about 40%.

Total finisher transports were 7.9 million animals within the EU, of which the Dutch, as mentioned, exported 34%.

Related website:
• Eurostat

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