Results Parma ham: Solid growth 2018

by Editor fleischwirtschaft.com
Monday, May 27, 2019
The production grew 4.8% compared to the previous year.
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The production grew 4.8% compared to the previous year.

The Consorzio del Prosciutto di Parma, the association of Parma ham producers, reports a total production of 8.5 mill. Parma ham for 2018. This means a growth of 4.8% compared to the previous year.

70% of the air-dried ham from the Parma region was sold in Italy, the remaining 30% went to over 100 countries. Exports rose slightly compared to 2017 to around 2.6 mill. hams and an estimated turnover of € 280 mill., concentrating both on EU markets (60%) and international markets (40%).

407,000 Parma ham was exported to Germany (+1.7% compared to the previous year), generating sales of around € 37 mill. This puts Germany in second place among EU export countries behind France (470,000 Parma ham / +13 %). The leading export market in 2018 is the USA with 594,000 hams (+3.5%) and a turnover of € 53 mill.

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