As published by the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, and according to a study by Germany's Federal Research Institute for Rural Areas, Forestry and Fisheries (Thünen Institute —TI) commissioned by the German Federal Ministry of Agriculture, the German meat industry has considerably improved its market position internationally.
Exports of meat products, based on an average of 1.9 million tonnes sold between 2004 and 2006, reached an average volume of 3.3 million between 2011 and 2013, further increasing their share in international trade from 7% to 9%.
After the United States and Brazil, Germany has become the third largest exporter of meat in the world. With an average share of 19.8% in exports by the EU between 2011 and 2013, Germany ranked first in the ranking of EU states, followed by the Netherlands and Denmark.
The report mainly highlights the positive evolution of pork exports during the last ten years, increasing from 0.7 to 1.7 million tonnes, export earnings remaining virtually steady at approximately 2 € / Kg.
Thursday, September 24, 2015 / MAGRAMA / Spain.