Figures from the Dutch Product Board for Livestock and Meat (PVV) showed that until July 17, the Netherlands had exported 416,138 tonnes of pork – in that same period one year earlier, 485,138 tonnes were shipped.
Especially exports to the UK, Italy and Germany have shrunk. Exports to Britain dropped over 13% to 93,406 tonnes; exports to Italy by 20% to 65,348 tonnes and exports to Germany by about 8% to 63,721 tonnes. Exports to other countries decreased by 21% to 113,844 tonnes. The strongest decrease, however, could be seen in the exports to Spain – dropping by 62% to 3,365 tonnes. France shows a different tendency with a 14% growth of 21,870 tonnes.