Spain to surpass 1 million tonnes of meat shipped to China
China remains the main market for Spanish meat exports as demand in the EU and other third markets is slowing down. For the first 9 months of the year, Spain has exported 905,094.83 tonnes of Spanish meat products to China, 38.5% more than the volumes reported last year. According to official data, Spanish meat exports for the first three quarters of the year are worth almost €2 billion (36.34%) than the sum cashed in for the full 2019 from this market. The main product shipped to China is pork and pork products and experts are expecting Spanish pork exports to China to grow for the rest of the year, as Germany, who had a 13% market share in the Chinese pork market, is subject to a ban related to the current ASF situation in the country. All the Spanish pork exporters eyes are heading to China considering the fact that other important markets have reduced their demand due to the impact of the COVID-19 crisis.
As an example, France, the second-largest market fort Spanish meat exports, has received 284,937.17 tonnes, worth €881 million in the first 9 months of the year. Exports of cured meat have increased in the UK but that market is soon to become troubled as the scenario of a no-deal Brexit looks more certain than others.
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