According to the last data published by the French Agricultural Statistics Service (Agreste), during last July a growth by 1.5% in the number of pigs slaughtered and by 2.6% in the weight of the pigs was seen.
With respect to the year-to-date during the first 7 months of 2014, the number of slaughtered pigs is 0.5% lower and the pigs have a similar weight in comparison with the same period in 2013.
With respect to the exports of pork during last June, they kept stable in comparison with June 2103, although there are differences regarding the destinations: increase by 3.4%of the exports to other EU countries and decrease by 9% of the exports to third countries. The absence of sales to Russia due to the Russian embargo to European pork has been partially compensated by the strong growth of the exports to Asia.
August 2014/ Agreste/ France.