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INTERPORC: Spanish pork exports have grown by more than 112 percent in volume, since 2013

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INTERPORC has turned this sector "into an example of efficiency and a case of export success, which serves as a mirror for other Spanish sectors that aspire to conquer international markets."

Posted on Jul 05 ,00:30

INTERPORC: Spanish pork exports have grown by more than 112 percent in volume, since 2013

This was reflected in a 'Conference on official controls in the international traffic of goods' organised by the Ministry of Territorial Policy and Democratic Memory, which was attended by its top official, Minister Ángel Víctor Torres, and which was also attended by Luis Planas, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.

In his speech, INTERPORC's general director, Alberto Herranz, focused on the role of the pork sector as a successful export case: “Today, pork is a strategic economic sector for Spain. This is the result of the path taken in 2013 when the creation of the Interprofessional brought together the entire chain and gave the sector a single voice.”

This union brought greater efficiency in relations with administrations, both Spanish and from other countries, which allowed the export take-off of pork companies. “Actions as simple as centralizing relations or organizing and receiving visits from delegations allowed us to be more effective and create an image of seriousness and trust with distributors and foreign authorities,” explained Herranz.

And to corroborate this, he showed with figures that, between 2013 and 2024, white pig exports in Spain have increased by more than 112% in volume (from 1.3 million tonnes to 2.76); and by more than 160% in value (from 3.3 billion euros to almost 9 billion). Data that have increased their trade balance in that period by 180%, going from just over 3 billion euros to 8.297 billion.

For Herranz, the figures also define a modern and technologically advanced sector that has been able to increase its production from 3.47 million tons in 2013 to almost 5 million in 2024 (+40%). “We are fully focused on maintaining triple economic, social and environmental sustainability, we employ 415,000 people and are present in more than 130 countries on five continents.”

Conditions that “have led us to be recognized and appreciated for the quality of our products, the food safety we guarantee, and the agility we demonstrate in adapting to the gastronomic culture and local consumers,” concluded Herranz.

During the day, various presentations and round tables were held, where the administration described the strategic importance of the Spanish port sector, with special emphasis on the relevance of the port of Algeciras, advances in border control were presented, and the importance of the single customs window was highlighted.

Several companies then spoke about the logistics chain, its digitalisation and the need for efficient connections between all the links to promote exports.

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