The ICEX Spain Export and Investments has published a report drafted by the Economy and Commerce Office of the Embassy of Spain in Athens regarding the Cypriot meat market.
According to this report, Cyprus imports increasing amounts of fowl meat and offal (€24 million in 2016 vs €17 million imported in 2012). They are followed by beef (€18 million), meat processed products (€15 million) and pork (€11 million).
Due to the geographic proximity and the cultural and gastronomic similarities, Greece is the main food supplier of Cyprus. Nevertheless, regarding meat products, Greece holds the second place (€14.4 million in 2016), behind The Netherlands (€14.8 million). Spain is the fifth supplier of meat to Cyprus (€6 million in 2016).
The home production of pork has been falling steadily for six years. This entails an opportunity for the export of Spanish pork, that between 2012 and 2016 has almost quintuplicated its sales, reaching its maximum figures in 2014.
May 2017/ ICEX Spain Export and Investments/ Spain.