According to the data given by the Internal Revenue Service and analysed by the Spanish Serrano Ham Consortium (Consorcio del Jamón Serrano Español), with 14,851 tonnes, the Spanish exports of cured ham and shoulder have grown by 10.1% during the first six months of 2014 with respect to the same period in 2013, when 14,490 tonnes were exported.
This increase has also reflected on the value of this business, that has reached €135 million: 10.2% more than during the same period in 2013. In terms of average prices, they have barely grown by +0.1% in comparison with 2013.
Regarding the destinations, Germany, France and Portugal, with a joint weight of 61.8% still hold the first places, during the studied period, as the main destination markets, with 3,797; 3,660 and 1,727 tonnes exported, respectively. After them comes Italy, with 1,295 tonnes, Belgium, with 477 tonnes, The Netherlands, with 382 tonnes, and Mexico, with 340 tonnes.
With respect to the geographical area, we must point out that the EU still is sets the pace of our exports. So, the exports to the EU-28 have grown by 15.3%, whilst the exports to third countries have dropped by 10.0%. This fact highlights that the exports are still focused on the EU-28, because it represents 81.3% of the total exports, when during the same period in 2013 it represented 79.4%.
Wednesday september 10, 2014/ Consorcio del Jamón Serrano Español - Nota de prensa/ Spain.