According to the provisional data published by the GPP, provided by the INE, and regarding the pig trade in Portugal between January and December 2017, pig exports dropped by 18.3% (from 211,809 heads in 2016 to 173,073 heads in 2017). In total, and in terms of amounts, the exports added up 63,518.8 tonnes (81,721.1 tonnes in 2016).
Portugal reduced its foreign sales by 22.3%. Thus, the sales of fresh and refrigerated meat dropped by 11% with respect to 2016, going from 18,555.1 to 16,506.6 tonnes. In the case of frozen meat, the drop was by 48.8%, going from 32,263.6 to 16,525.8 tonnes. The sales of offal lowered by 0.9%, going from 10,742.3 to 10,646.1 tonnes.
Regarding the value in euros, the exports dropped by 26.7%: whilst in 2016 they reached €168.6 million, in 2017 they amounted €123.6 million.
Monday, February 19th, 2018/ Boletim SIMA do GPP/ Portugal.