The year 2009 was critical for the swine industry. The crisis forced adjustments to be made in national and international swine production. However, despite the lower business margins, the industry made an effort to maintain competitiveness at an international level and managed to send more than 204,000 tons to the most demanding markets of the world such as Japan, South Korea and the European Union. This represented an increase in exported volume of 6.8% compared to 2008, which counteracted in part the drop in prices and export value. The recovery in the Korean market should be noted as it represented 31% of exports with a value of 112 million dollars.
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