June 29, 2015


Denmark's pork, live pig exports increase during Q1 2015



Favourable market conditions in the EU had benefited Denmark's pork export trade, with international deliveries rising 6% year-on-year to 292,000 tonnes during the first three months of 2015, and 74% of shipments bound for member states.


Despite the positive trend, a 5% decline in overall value occurred, dropping to US$640 million.


Also on the fall is Germany's share of Denmark's pork exports. Although the biggest market for Danish pork, the country had seen a slower growth for volume, hence the German market share decreasing to 32%.  


In the meantime, Poland, Italy and the UK had witnessed increases of 12%, 20% and 19%, respectively.


Outside the EU, shipments to Japan and China sunk by 21% and 4%, respectively. South Korea and Taiwan, on the other hand, had made higher purchases of Danish pork.


Export volumes to Australia propelled upward with an astonishing 60% year-on-year.


For Denmark's live pig exports, numbers rose by 15% in the first three month of this year. The increase was attributed to efforts by producers in raising the number of weaners to other countries where they can be processed at cheaper rates. Thus, 96% of the more than 3.2 million pigs exported were weaners.


Like pork exports, Danish live pig also suffered a slid in overall value, 8% in this case.


Germany continues to hold the crown as the largest market for Denmark's live pigs; numbers had, in fact, grew by 9% in the first three months of 2015.

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