Despite efforts net export loss in EU pork 2014

Offset export losses after Russia not fully by export growth

The EU exported in recent years approximately 3 million tonnes pork calculated by product weight.  T carcass weight based on the EU domestic production with approximately 220 million calculated an export share of about 10% on carcass weight basis.

The Russian import lock for the pigmeat sector has made the EU pork exporters to a hard test. In comparison, 2013 to 2014 went rd. 780,000 t pork exports towards Russia, Belarus and Ukraine lost. For Russia alone there were about 680,000 t.

Nevertheless, to ensure the EU exports in other parts of the world for a significant compensation of part of .

China and Hong Kong together imported about 110,000 t more than in the previous year. Overall, the Chinese declined a lot of 1.12 million tonnes.

Japan increased EU imports to rd.  70,000 t and + 32%, respectively. South Korea doubled the amounts of pork to 213,000 tonnes.

The Philippines were up only slightly. With a 96% increase, the island nation reached almost 200,000 t.

Due to the variety of other importing countries with higher import figures were among others the United States, Australia and Angola.

The sum of all export growth estimated at about 640,000 t.

Per balance remains an export loss of approximately 162,000 tonnes for the year 2014.

The year 2014 EU pig prices have suffered particularly at the beginning and at the end of the year. During the summer scarce average prices scored low slaughter rates and increased demand of the barbecue season.

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