According to ADHB Pork, around 3% more pork was traded between EU Member States in the first half of this year, compared with a year earlier. However, with unit prices around 10% lower than in January-June 2014, at just under €1.90 per kg, the value of the trade was 7% lower.
With around 5% more pig meat produced in the EU during the period and exports to non-EU markets only slightly higher. The figures do suggest that a higher proportion of output was retained in its country of origin this year, which will have added to price pressure on some markets.
Looking at individual countries, the most significant export growth was from Spain and Poland, up 12% and 27% respectively.
Friday October 2, 2015/ ADHB Pork/ United Kingdom.