On its website the ISN says an increased demand from Russia could be dealing with the current large supplies in Western Europe.
Mainly the Netherlands, Spain, Belgium, France and Denmark are facing low pig prices at the moment. In Germany, however, supplies have decreased a little.
In the first six months of 2006 altogether about 300,000 tonnes of pork were imported into Russia – a 37% increase in comparison to the year before. A very high import rate is predicted for the next year too.