During the first nine months of this year pig meat exports have remained stable with respect to the same period in the previous year, reaching 2,289,785 tonnes (+0.3%). Exports to Russia, with a proportion of 24.5% of the total (560,273 t) have diminished by 3%, whilst exports to China, with a proportion of 21.6% of the total (495,694 t) have grown by 20% with respect to the previous year.
The important falls of the exports to Ukraine (-23%), Belarus (-31%) and South Korea (-35%) stand out, as well as the rise by 37% of the exports to The Philippines.
With regard to pig meat imports, they follow the trend of the last years, with a fall by 7.9%. The important reduction of the imports from the main supplying countries, like Switzerland (-13%) and Chile (-18%) stand out, and there has been a rise by 21% of the imports of pig meat from Serbia.
Monday November 25, 2013/ PVE/ Netherlands.