November 25, 2019


Spain maintains position as EU's top pork exporter



Since the start of 2019, Spain has occupied the European Union's top position of nations that export pork to countries outside Europe.


That has become clear from an analysis created by the French Institute for Pig and Pork (IFIP). Due to the country's increase of production, it has increasingly more products that can be exported. In recent years, Spanish companies have fully engaged in non-EU trade.


Spain's pork exports increased by 21% between January and April 2019, when compared to one year earlier. Over this same period, the country progressed towards China, accounting for almost half of total exports from Spain. An additional 37% of the volume is destined for other Asian countries.


That position will most likely be strengthened in the coming months. Several Spanish slaughterhouses are waiting for export authorisations to China.


- Pig Progress