Last week, the second annual meeting of the Pig Sector Exportation Board of Argentina was held, focused on the goal of strengthening the public-private work and the international trade opportunities.
The meeting was led by the deputy secretary of Agriculture, Mr Rodrigo Troncoso, who referred, together with technicians that work in his area, to the increase in the production reached between January and July 2017, that toted up 322,628 tonnes (bone-on carcass), in comparison with the 300,782 tonnes (bone-on carcass) produced during the same period in 2016. In this sense, the year-on-year increase by 7%, that reached 13.7 kg per capita, and for which a growth by 8-9.5% is expected, was emphasised.
During the conference, the opening of new markets for the sector and the progress in the negotiations with China and Singapore were discussed.
The Vice Secretariat for Agriculture also expounded an exploratory study of the Russian market, that has a great interest for the sector, because it must be remembered that in June 2017, frozen half carcasses of pig were exported to Russian for the first time, showing the potential of this market and the competitiveness of the Argentinian pig sector.
As of today, Russia is the main importer of Argentinian frozen pork, with a share of 96.6% in terms of value, whilst Hong Kong is the main importer of Argentinian frozen pig offal, with a share of 73%.
Thursday, October 19th, 2017/ Ministry of Agroindustry/ Argentina.