French export growth slowed in the first quarter
In the first quarter of this year, French pork exports totalled 118,600 tonnes, almost 1% up on the previous year. French imports, on the other hand, declined by 2% compared with the same period in 2013.
French imports, on the other hand, declined by 2% in the first quarter of this year, compared with the same period in 2013. However, last year’s figure was higher than in previous years and the latest quarterly figures showed imports at a ‘normal’ level. Spain and Germany are the main suppliers of pork, dominating the import market, between them making up around 85% of the total. Imports from Spain and Germany both declined, by 3% and 2% respectively. In contrast, Denmark supplied almost double the amount from January and March period in 2013. The total value of imports in the first three months of this year amounted to €227.9 million, 2% lower than in 2013, as unit prices were only marginally down.