Non-EU growth demand ramps up Spanish pork exports


By Ashley Williams, GlobalMeatNews



Spanish meat organisation Interprofesional del Porcino de Capa Blanca (Interporc) has outlined the “extraordinary evolution” of the Spanish pig sector, as 2018 exports exceeded €4.8m for the first time.


The organisation revealed that significant demand from non-EU countries boosted sales, as volumes grew by 8% to 854,481 tonnes (t) and by 1.2% in value to €1.8m. Spanish pork exports to the European Union increased by just 0.6%, to more than 1.3 million t.


Interporc said that France continued to be its main destination for pork, followed by Portugal, Italy, Germany and the UK.


Additionally, Interporc director Alberto Herranz pointed out the significant growth for Spanish pork over the past five years as exports increased by 47% in volume and 36% in value during this time...