Throughout 2011 the rate of self-sufficiency in pork in Germany was 115%, which represents an increase of 5% compared with 2010, according to data from Heinrich von Thünen-Institute and AMI. This year the trend is towards a slight increase.
In 2011, the increase in domestic production was 2.7% higher than last year, with a total of 5.06 million tons of pork. As far as exports are concerned, these increased by 5.8% to 2.28 million tons while the volume of imports fell by 2.9% to 1.11 million tons.
In 1991, the self-sufficiency rate stood at 86% and in 2006 it was 96%.
Monday April 16 2012/ TopAgrar/ Germany.