According to DATACOMEX’s data produced by the White Coat Pig Interprofessional Association (Interprofesional del Porcino de Capa Blanca, INTERPORC), the exports of Spanish pork and pork processed products reached a new historic record between January and March 2017: an invoicing of €1,226 million (27.4% more than in the same period in 2016) and 539,255 tonnes, that entails an increase by 10.5%.
China, that was the main destination for the exports in 2016 still was the first Spanish foreign market in the first trimester of 2017 in terms of volume (104,321 tonnes; +26% with respect to January-March 2016). It was followed by France (82,678 tonnes; +3%); Italy (48,582 tonnes; +9.4%) and Japan (28,980 tonnes; +20%). These four countries represent 49% of the Spanish exports. On the other hand, we must also highlight the increases in the exports to Hungary (+64.5%), Taiwan (+44%), Romania (+28%) or the Czech Republic (+25%).
Regarding invoicing, France holds the first place, with purchases for €208.4 million (+22%); China, with an important increase, still keeps the second place with €170.6 million (+38%); and the third place is for Japan, with €104 million (+37%). They are followed by three EU countries: Italy (€97.3 million), Portugal (€75.2 million) and Germany (€62.5 million).
Regarding the sales by kind of product, they are led by fresh, refrigerated and frozen meats, whose exports have grown by 11% between January and March, exceeding 394,161 tonnes, and representing 73% of the foreign sales in terms of volume thanks to the more than €903 million invoiced. They are followed by pig offal, with almost 76,000 tonnes and €88.9 million. The first two kinds of products concentrate 87% of the exported volume and almost 81% of the Spanish pork foreign invoicing.
They are followed, in terms of exported volume, by bacon (18,846 tonnes), pork cured sausages (15,555 tonnes), molten lard (12,463 tonnes), cured hams and forelegs (11,752 tonnes), pork processed and preserved products (7,200 tonnes), cooked hams and shoulders (1,704 tonnes), salted belly (1,537 tonnes), and molten fat (76 tonnes).
On the other hand, the exports of live animals have reached 37,162 tonnes, with the sales concentrated in the EU countries, especially Portugal (25,740 tonnes), Italy (7,509 tonnes) and Germany (3,805 tonnes).
Thursday, 22 June 2017/ Interporc/ Spain.