New records in German pork exports

21-11-2008 | |

German pork exports have been rapidly increasing in 2008, according to ZMP figures. International demand is growing and recent export agreements have been supporting this trend as well.

Especially in Russia and Hong Kong/China German pork is in a great demand. Lately selling opportunities in Eastern Europe have also improved.

Altogether, on the basis of estimates by the German market institute (ZMP) for the year 2008, over 1.8 million tonnes pork may have been sold outside Germany, which would mean a sharp growth of 20%.

German imports of pork will be approximately 1.2 million tonnes, just slightly more than in 2007.

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