Denmark increases piglet export

Danish pig exports in the 1st quarter 2016 increased by 11.5%.

While in the most part of the year 2015 the Danish pig exports were mostly constant, a strong increase of 11.5% is in the 1st quarter 2016 to observe. In the month of Feb is due to the leap year already out. Total 3.27 million piglets left the country with focus on towards Germany, Poland and other EU member countries.

The increase is to the so astonishing as the recent livestock censuses for Denmark a lower sow inventory have reported. However, the sow inventory has been even more decline in the main importing countries. This applies particularly to Poland with a decrease of 8.5%.

In the course of the year 2016, the should to 4.6% smaller sows stock in Germany make noticeable. A regional breakdown of piglets deliveries will be published at irregular intervals.

The Danish slaughter industry under pressureis increasing exports of piglets. Executing juveniles missing in the battle statistics. Danish slaughterhouses are increasingly being utilised. Some establishments have been closed in the past.

Denmark loses more and more shares in the export trade of pork , although the self-sufficiency rate is still more than 600%.

Whether to continue the increases during the remainder of the year remains to be seen. Competitors country Netherlands, the stocks of sows and piglets exports have become even smaller. The European market is in any case receptive enough. In Germany, quite attractive prices of piglets are paid, that make it profitable to move from Denmark.

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