December 14, 2020


Spain's exports of meat, offal to Vietnam reach record value in January-September 2020



Exports of meat and offal from Spain to Vietnam have reached a record value of €19.2 million (US$23.4 million) between January and September 2020, according to information published by Spain's Ministry of Agriculture in its Foreign News bulletin.


Based on figures, it is expected that the January-December fiscal year will end with levels considerably higher than those of 2016, when they reached €15.81 million (US$19.18 million).


Most of the exports correspond to pork products - 13,422 tonnes with a value of €17.45 million (US$21.17 million) - predominantly offal exports (7,330 tonnes with a value of €7.8 million (US$9.5 million) -, followed by bacon - 3,199 tonnes with a value of €4.29 million (US$5.2 million) - and pork - 2,881 tonnes with a value of €5 million (US$6.1 million).


Spain's pork sector has been working on its positioning in the Vietnamese market for years, which has allowed it to take advantage of the favorable situation of exports to this destination in 2020.


In February 2019, Vietnam reported the presence of African swine fever in the country for the first time.


Since then, its local production has suffered a drastic drop, increasing the country's dependence on imports in order to satisfy local pork consumption.


Vietnam has one of the highest per capita pork consumptions in the world, estimated at 26kg by the OECD in 2019.


- Boletín de Noticias del Exterior (Spain)

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