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Danish pork exports rise to reach 283,000 tonnes

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | April 11, 2019
Between October-December 2018, Danish exports of fresh and frozen pork rose 2% year-on-year to reach 283,000 tonnes.
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Europe   Danish exports of fresh and frozen pork to the EU rose 4%
This brought total export quantities for the year to 1.1 million tonnes, up 3% from 2017.

Despite Denmark shipping more product abroad during the year, the total value of these exports fell 9% to DKK 16.5 billion (€2.2 billion).

Danish exports of fresh and frozen pork to the EU rose 4% (+31,000 tonnes) during 2018.

Within this, exports to Germany rose 10% (+33,000 tonnes), exports to Poland rose 4% (+5,300 tonnes) and exports to Italy rose 8% (+7,600 tonnes).

Meanwhile, shipments to the UK fell 6% (-8,500 tonnes) to total 129,000 tonnes for the year.

Exports to non-EU countries remained steady on the year, decreasing 0.4% (-1,400 tonnes).

This was mainly driven reduced shipments to China, down 22% (-17,900 tonnes).

Shipments to Japan, Denmark’s largest market, also fell slightly on the year.

Within other pig meat categories, exports of bacon (+22%) and sausages (+4%) rose in quantity, mostly driven increased shipments to the UK.

Total exports for both categories for 2018 reached 87,800 tonnes, with the UK receiving 58,500 tonnes (67%) of this total.

Processed ham exports fell slightly on the year (-1%) to 48,200 tonnes.

This was mainly driven a 30% fall in the amount sent to the US, offsetting a 13% increase to shipments to the UK.

Total exports of live pigs rose slightly year-on-year (3%) to 15.6 million.

Shipments to Germany were slightly down on the year (-0.6%), while shipments to Poland and Italy rose 7% and 4%, respectively.

The total value of Denmark’s live pig exports fell 17% from 2017, reflecting low finished EU pig prices of late.