Strong demand from China helped boost EU pigmeat exports in June this year. Exports rose 21% over the previous year’s level to reach almost 139,000 tonnes, the UK’s Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) said in a web report. China took in 38,200 tonnes or about 27% of the total.
For H1 2015, EU pork meat exports stood at 765,600 tonnes, up 49% year-on-year, with China again accounting for more than a quarter of the total. South Korea also imported 24% more pork meat from the EU in the first six months of this year at 104,800 tonnes. However, export volumes to Japan, Hong Kong and the Philippines were down by 20%, 34% and 4%, respectively. Altogether, these Asian markets accounted for about 66% of total EU pigmeat exports.
(Source – http://www.blackseagrain.net/novosti/china-boosts-eu-pork-exports)