Denmark is confronted with a drop in pork exports
Danish pork exports have decreased by 8% in the first quarter of the year as demand from traditional markets such as the US, Germany or Sweden has decreased. For example, exports to Germany, Denmark’s top market, have recorded a 22% decline during the period.
Declines have been registered in the fresh pork and offal exports, according to an Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) analysis. Statistical data from Denmark shows that there was a decline of 16% in fresh pork exports (162,000 tonnes) and one of 4% in the offal segment (50,000 tonnes) during the first quarter.
At the same time, exports to China (+3,300 tonnes, 6%) and Japan (+2,200 tonnes, 8%) are both up and so are the shipments to the UK (+5,300 tonnes, 12%).
"Pig meat imports also declined over Q1 as a whole, by 4% to total 44,000 tonnes. However, this can be attributed almost solely to January, when fewer German products came to Denmark. Imports in February and March have grown year on year, with deliveries from Poland and Germany both increasing year on year,", noticed Tom Forshaw, AHDB analyst.