SPAIN, Madrid. Spain's exports of meat and processed pork continued their upward trend in January reaching a total of 195,996 t.
This represents an increase of 14.8% compared to the same month of the previous year, according to data released by Datacomex and analyzed by the Interprofessional of Porcino de Capa Blanca (Interporc).
The highlight from January was the strong increase in sales towards the Czech Republic, which became Spain's third most important importer with 16,191 t of meat and processed pork products bought (or an increase of 333%). China was Spain's largest importer with 29,798 t, followed by France with 27,513 t. Other important importers were: Italy (16.0975 t), Portugal (14.570 t) and Japan (12.139 t).
In terms of value, the Spanish meat exports reached €392.3 mill., 3.7% more than in January 2017. France is the main market with €66.8 mill. (+4.5%) followed by China with €44.2 mill. and Japan, which stands out for the significant increase recorded, 34.5% exceeding €42.7 mill.
They are followed by Portugal (€28.6 mill.), Italy (€28.2 mill.), South Korea (€21.3 mill.), Germany (€17.1 mill.), and the United Kingdom (€15 mill.).