BELGIUM, Brussels Belgian meat processors exported record amounts of beef and pork to other countries in 2015. Based on figures provided by the European Statistics Authority Eurostat, the Belgian Meat Office (BMO) has calculated that suppliers exported 6.5 per cent more pork and seven per cent more beef.
At 471,584 tonnes, the proportion of carcasses to overall exports rose by 11.8 per cent compared to 2014. More than half the amount of pork that Belgian exports is in the form of carcasses. The second most important category is cuts, amounting to 243,299 tonnes (- 2.5 per cent). In addition, 116,640 tonnes of offal were exported (+ 5.2 per cent), as well as 27,452 tonnes of pork fat (+ 13.8 per cent). In terms of beef, 136,982 tonnes were sold abroad, as were 34,164 tonnes of offal.