Global exports of pork from the EU throughout 2011 were 18.8% higher than 2010, reaching 3,190,596 metric tons, according to recent data published by the Management Committee of the Common Agricultural Markets Organisation collected during the month of February.
The main destination was Russia, with 26.6% of the total (847,286 tons) and a 5% increase over the previous year, followed by Hong Kong and China with 16.9% (539,463 tons) and 12 , 3 % of the total (392,683 tons) and increases of 26% and 90% respectively. They are followed by Japan, Korea, Ukraine, Belarus, Philippines and Croatia with shares of 7.2%, 6.1%, 3.6%, 3.3%, 3.0% and 2.2% respectively. In this case, exports to these countries have increased, except in the case of Ukraine, which highlights a decline of 17% over the same period last year.
Regarding imports, which have reached 37,771 tons, they have fallen 13% since 2010. The main supplier is still Switzerland with 49%, followed by Chile (19%), Croatia (12%), Serbia (6%), the United States (4%) and Canada (0.1%). Notable is the increase of 178% on imports from Serbia and decreases of 75% and 90% in imports from the United States and Canada, respectively.
February 2012/ PVE/ Netherlands.