Finnish imports of meat have increased twofold over the past decade. Most imported meat—every fourth kilo—hails from Germany, with Poland the second most prominent exporter.
Last year, Finland bought about 41 million kilos of fresh and frozen meat. This amounts to almost one fifth of all meat consumed in the country. During January-July 2011, imports have shrunk by a few percent compared to the same time last year, according to statistics from the National Board of Customs.
Even though Finland produces pork in surplus and exports it to other countries, pork still featured prominently among imports due to its low price.
Sunday october 24, 2011/ YLE/Finland.