EU pig meat trade in 2021: a year of two distinct halves

Tuesday, 22 February 2022

Full year EU trade data is now available for 2021. Within this we can see that total EU exports of pig meat including offal totalled 5.6 million tonnes, a 4% decrease on 2020 volumes.

Much of this was driven by lower volumes to China, with a partial offset by rises to Japan and South Korea. However, volumes actually grew in the first half of the year, and the entire decline can be attributed to the second half of the year.

Tble showing EU exports of pig meat in 2020 and 2021

Chart showing how at the start of 2021 EU pork epxorts gree but then contracted in the latter half

Chart showing monthly EU epxort of pig meat by destination 2018 to 2021

Chart showing monthly EU epxort of pig meat by product 2018 to 2021

Chart showing EU exports of pig meat annually between 2012 and 2021

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