Pork flop: EU exports to Asia see downturn

 

By Oscar Rousseau, GlobalMeatNews

05-Dec-2017 

 

Has Asia lost its appetite for pork? Trade statistics for September show EU export sales to China, Japan, Hong Kong and South Korea have declined year-on-year.

 

Two years ago, Asia was the hero for EU pork exporters​, thrown into a state of crisis when Russia’s politically-charged trade ban​ created a huge surplus of meat bereft of a suitable market. Thanks in great part to China, Asian appetite for European pork products helped lift the industry out of the doldrums.

 

And while trade this year has been relatively stable, the latest statistics make for glum reading.

 

Volumes of EU pork exports to China dropped by 10% in September; sales to Japan fell 7.5%; Hong Kong registered a 7% decline and South Korean imports fell 36%.

 

The numbers problem​ ...

 

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Pork flop: EU exports to Asia see downturn

 

By Oscar Rousseau, GlobalMeatNews

05-Dec-2017 

 

Has Asia lost its appetite for pork? Trade statistics for September show EU export sales to China, Japan, Hong Kong and South Korea have declined year-on-year.

 

Two years ago, Asia was the hero for EU pork exporters​, thrown into a state of crisis when Russia’s politically-charged trade ban​ created a huge surplus of meat bereft of a suitable market. Thanks in great part to China, Asian appetite for European pork products helped lift the industry out of the doldrums.

 

And while trade this year has been relatively stable, the latest statistics make for glum reading.

 

Volumes of EU pork exports to China dropped by 10% in September; sales to Japan fell 7.5%; Hong Kong registered a 7% decline and South Korean imports fell 36%.

 

The numbers problem​ ...

 

more

https://www.globalmeatnews.com/Article/2017/12/05/Pork-flop-EU-exports-to-Asia-see-downturn