EU pork exports were strong in September


By Simon King, Pig World (UK)

November 29, 2019


EU pork exports rose by 37% in September, compared with a year earlier, to 236,600 tonnes. This was the strongest growth recorded during a month in 2019 far.


The value of total EU pork exports in September was up by almost 75% compared with the same month last year, at 642.5 million.


Growth in exports to China dominated the market. Volumes more than doubled year-on-year to 138,400 tonnes, easily counteracting a drop-in shipments to the Hong Kong market (-1,700 tonnes). The African swine fever crisis continues to drive significant Chinese import demand.


The average price of exports to China has continued to rise because of this, and increasingly compares to traditionally higher value markets...


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