Deficit of foreign trade in pig meat exceeded 40 thousand tonnes. Import of live pigs went down year-on-year by 26,5 % (6.100 tonnes in total), whereas export rose by 81,2 % to 3.951 tonnes.
Slaughtering and meat production
Numbers of slaughtered pigs decreased to 753.333 heads, i.e. by 4,6 % year-on-year, but numbers of slaughtered sows were by 13,7 % higher than in the 3rd quarter of the previous year. Pig meat production went down by 3,9 % to 66.187 tonnes. Meat production of fattened pigs for slaughter was lower by 4,5 % year-on-year.
As at August 1st 2010, numbers of pigs declined by 181 thousand heads (by 8,5 % year-on-year), of which sow numbers by 9 thousand (by 6,5 % year-on-year). In the period from January to July, sales of pigs for slaughter were by 0,7 % year-on-year lower.
Producer prices of pigs for slaughter
Agricultural producer prices of pigs for slaughter fell by 8,6 % year-on-year. Pigs for slaughter in S, E, and U quality classes were purchased at average price of CZK 37,26 per kg of carcass weight or CZK 28,87 per kg of live weight.
Foreign trade in live animals and meat
According to preliminary results, foreign trade in live animals in the period of June to August 2010 reached a negative balance in pigs (2.149 tonnes).
Import of live pigs went down year-on-year by 26,.5 % (6.100 tonnes in total), whereas export rose by 81,2 % to 3.951 tonnes. In pigs over 50 kg of live weight, import counted for just a half (50,5 %) of those imported in the same period of the previous year. On the contrary, import of pigs under 50 kg of live weight went up by 37,3 %. Export of pigs for slaughter rose by 73,1 %. Live pigs were imported from Denmark (41 %), the Netherlands (32 %) and Germany (21 %); exports went mainly to Slovakia (58 %) and Hungary (37 %).
Foreign trade in meat was negatively balanced, deficit amounted to 40 488 tonnes in pig meat.
Import of pig meat was by 9,3 % higher (49.129 tonnes in total) and export was by 3,9 % lower (8.641 tonnes) than in the same period of the last year. Imported pig meat came from Germany (53 %) and other countries (less than 10 % each one). Most of pig meat was exported to Slovakia (88 %).
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