Germany, Spain lead EU in pork exports

Germany, Spain lead EU in pork exports

Germany and Spain matched Denmark pork exports in 2015 with more than 300,000 metric tons each.

Traditionally, Denmark has been the leading European Union exporter of pork to third-country markets, but this changed in 2015 when it was overtaken by both Germany and Spain, according to Stephen Howarth, market specialist manager for the pork division of the U.K.'s Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board. All three countries shipped more than 300,000 metric tons of pork outside the EU during the year, accounting for 60% of EU pork exports, up from just more than half two years

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