Pork consumption rises in Spain


By Aidan Fortune, GlobalMeatNews



Pork consumption in Spain rose last year, driven by growth in the frozen category.


According to new data from Spanish pork body Interprofesional del Porcino de Capa Blanca (Interporc), the consumption of fresh pork in Spanish households grew by 0.8% year-on-year in 2018, while frozen pork consumption rose 6.9%.


This led to the overall consumption of pork products increasing 2.7%, with a significant rise reported in products such as bacon and lard (+8.3%) and cured loin (+7.6%). Other categories that saw growth were cured hams and shoulders, up 5.4%, and sausage-style products fuet (a Catalan thin, dry-cured sausage) and longanizas (a sausage similar to chorizo), which rose by more than 2%.


Currently, pigmeat products represent 43% of the total meat consumed by the Spanish population. Interporc believes...