Decreasing pig exports of Holland

Dutch pig exports take off

For more than a decade, the Dutch pig farms on the basis of the limited available area has focused on producing piglets. In the early years increased the exports nearly 1 million animals per year. A stagnation at a level just under 6.5 million pig exports has occurred in the last 5 years. The capacities seem to be exhausted.  

The majority of exports to neighboring Germanygoes with approximately 4 million piglets .  The numbers decline slightly. Around 750,000 pigs run after Belgium/Luxembourg.

The earlier high exports amounting to about 500,000 animals per year in the direction of Poland have declined significantly as a result of strong competition from Denmark. Poland is nearly 3.8 million pigs from Denmark with an upward trend.

In the initial phase of Dutch pig exports Spain was importer one major with nearly 1 million animals in the year. To the extent as Spain pushed his own pig production, fell the supplies to nearly 300,000 units per year.

Hungary and Romania refer each with small annual fluctuations in a crowd of 200,000 to 250,000 pigs a year.

Pig export by 2015 in direction of Croatia and Italyhas significantly subsided.

According to the most recent livestock census results, Holland his sows stock 4.6% or 53.000 sows has increased from.  At überschlägiger Bill, a reduction of approximately 1 million piglets arises from the fact under consideration of performance gains. Reduce is partly reflected in the export figures for the coming years.

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