Danish pork exports up 6%

By Melodie Michel

- Last updated on GMT

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The growth in Danish pork exports continued in the third quarter of 2011, with a 6% rise in the period between January and September, the German association of meat producers (VDF) has revealed.

Total pork exports reached 921,400t, 71% of which went to EU countries. VDF notes a 9% rise in demand from Germany, Denmark’s biggest export market. Shipments to Poland and Italy increased by 3% and 7% respectively, while deliveries to the UK declined by 4%.

Exports to Japan, Russia and Australia also dropped, by 5%, 7% and 14% respectively, hindered by strong growth in export volumes to South Korea (+251%) and China (+234%). Overall, Danish pork exports to non-EU countries increased by 9%.

Exports of live pigs remained stable at about 6.5 million animals over the same period, with Germany still the biggest market despite a 9% decline.

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