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Higher Spanish exports in January - September

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Latest Spanish pork export figures for January to September show a 5% increase in trade. Unlike most EU countries, Spanish access to the Russian market was already restricted before the start of this year but it has been particularly successful at finding other non-EU markets for its exports.

Latest Spanish pork export figures for January to September show a 5% increase in trade, as volumes increased to 759,400 tonnes. However, exports were lower than the same period in 2012. Around three quarter of exports are destined for the European market, a share which has come down slightly from the previous year, as volumes exported to the EU edged down marginally compared with the first nine months of 2013. Spain’s main export market is France but shipments were down by 6% year on year. This was a result of subdued demand for pork on the French market, coupled with good production levels. Exports to Portugal also declined, by 3%, compared with January to September 2013. However, these declines were mitigated by higher exports to Italy (up 5%) and the non EU markets (up 28%).

Spanish Pork Exports

Unlike most EU countries, Spanish access to the Russian market was already restricted before the start of this year. Nevertheless, it was still the second largest non-EU buyer of Spanish pork last year. However, Spain has been particularly successful at finding other non-EU markets for its exports. Amongst them, volumes shipped to Japan in the first nine months of this year more than doubled, while exports to China increased by 27% on a year earlier. Trade with South Korea and the Philippines also more than doubled in the nine month period. The value of total pork exports between January and September this year topped €1.8 billion, up 7% compared with the same period in 2013.