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 tonnes.
“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 rate.
â€¢ BGZ Bank