The exports of Spanish pork and processed pork products recorded, between January and August, an invoicing of €2,885 million (+15,3% in comparison with the same period in 2015) and more than 1.35 million tonnes, and this entails an increase by 23.9% according to the data provided by the DATACOMEX and produced by the Interprofesional del Porcino de Capa Blanca Español (INTERPORC).
China becomes consolidated as the main destination in terms of volume, exceeding 277,000 tonnes, being ahead of France, with 239,000 tonnes. They are followed by Italy (108,794 tonnes), Portugal (88,451 tonnes) and Japan (64,150 tonnes). These first five clients concentrate more than 55% of the Spanish exports.
Regarding the invoicing, we must also highlight the strong increase regarding China, that with purchases for €442 million (+141%) keeps the second place, only behind France, that exceeded €504 million. The third place is held by Japan, with €221 million, and behind we have four EU markets: Italy (€202 million), Portugal (€208 million), Germany (€155 million) and the UK (€131 million).
Regarding the kinds of products, fresh, refrigerated and frozen pork lead the exports, with more than 990,000 tonnes, concentrating 73.1% of the exports in terms of volume and 71.2% in terms of value, thank to the €2,054 million invoiced. After fresh pork comes offal, with 192,000 tonnes and €213.4 million; cured sausages (48,509 tonnes), bacon (45,934 tonnes), cured hams and forelegs (32,147 tonnes), molten lard (18,997 tonnes), processed and preserved pork (17,346 tonnes), cooked hams and forelegs (4,599 tonnes), salted bacon (3,423 tonnes) and molten fat (673 tonnes).
On the other hand, the exports of live animals have reached 94,448 tonnes, and they are focused on the EU countries, especially Portugal (72,450 tonnes), Germany (11,076 tonnes) and Italy (10,781 tonnes).
Wednesday, 16 November 2016/ Interporc.