Pork trade: Spain exports more than 3 million...
Pork trade

Spain exports more than 3 million t

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Spanish meat plants, such as Campofrio in Burgos pictured here, were able to sell more pork abroad in 2021.
Spanish meat plants, such as Campofrio in Burgos pictured here, were able to sell more pork abroad in 2021.

SPAIN, Madrid. Spanish pork exporters sold more product abroad last calendar year despite weakening sales in China.

According to the industry association Interporc , citing figures from the national foreign trade database Datacomex, the southern European country sold a total of 3.09 million tons of unprocessed and processed pork abroad in 2021, up 4% from the previous year. Sales growth was weaker due to price factors; revenues increased by 1.2% to a total of 7.72 billion euros.

China remained the most important sales market for Spain's exporters in 2021, even though the volume supplied there shrank by 10.4% to 1.25 million tons. France, the second most important customer, purchased 3% more goods, exactly 300,000 tons. Italy was in third place with a 5.9% drop in volume to 176,400 metric tons. According to Interporc, Spain's pork suppliers were able to significantly expand their business with the Philippines, where 157,800 t or 107.6 % more was supplied. The increase in business with South Korea was even more pronounced; here, the sales volume amounted to 121,300 t, exceeding the previous year's figure by 123.5%.
Source: fleischwirtschaft.de, AgE

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