The latest report of the Management Committee of the Common Organisation of Agricultural Markets on Jan. 19 again shows an increase in pork exports to the EU in the first 11 cumulative months of 2011.
According to the report, total exports as of November amounted to 2,958,281 tons, representing a 20.5% increase compared to the same period last year. While Russia remains the main destination (26.7% of the total) with a 5% increase, the sum of Hong Kong and China, with 17.2% and 12.3% of the total, would place first with a total of 872,586 tons (362,607 and 509,979 metric tons to and Hong Kong and China, respectively). Also noteworthy are the increases in exports to these two destinations, with 31% in the case of Hong Kong and 92% for China. After Russia, Hong Kong and China were followed by Japan, South Korea and Ukraine. While for Japan and Korea exports have increased by 4% and 99%, respectively, in the Ukraine they have fallen by 17%.
Imports continue the downward trend with a total of 40,107 tons imported, a decrease of 15% compared to the same period last year.
Viernes, 20 de enero de 2012/ PVE/ Holanda.