July 5, 2011


Romanian live animal exports earning increase



The amount that Romania received from the exports of live animals and poultry reached almost EUR35 million (US$50.8 million) in Q1 2011, increasing by 4.7% in contrast to the same period of 2010, according to data sent Agerpres by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MADR).


In Q1 2011, as many as 16,725 tonnes of live animals and poultry were exported to the EU market and extra-EU one.


In Q1 2010, 15,443 tonnes of live animals were exported.


The exports of cattle exceeded 12,013 tonnes in Q1 2011, with a value of EUR23.54 million (US$34.2 million).


According to MADR, foreign markets were also 'supplied' with 72.5 tonnes of chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys and guinea fowls, worth EUR678,992 (US$985,624) in Q1.


Romania did not export live pigs to EU market because of bans imposed due to classical swine fever. Exported pigs were 20.6 tonnes, worth EUR48,800 (US$70,838), but only to non-EU countries.


On the other hand, the imports of live animals and poultry declined in Q1 2011 compared with the similar period of 2010, from 9,134.7 tonnes to 6,953.4 tonnes in Q1 2011. The value of these imports was by some 18% lower than in the same period of 2010, totaling at EUR17.54 million (US$25.5 million).


The most significant imports were pigs, some 5,121.8 tonnes, worth EUR9.26 million (US$13.4 million).

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