This positive figure is mainly due to the continuation of the growing tendency of exports to other members of the EU (figures close to 9% up from 2008). On the other hand, a decrease of around 20% has been detected in exports to non-EU countries, due to the retraction on a worldwide level in the demand for pig meat as a consequence of the global economic crisis. This tendency is seen as a whole in European Union exporters.
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