On the other hand, the magazine Eurocarne.com has echoed the data provided by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food on the pig sector. Between January and July, Spain exported 1.37 million t of meat and meat derivatives from pigs. This was 45% more than in 2020.
The vast majority of exports corresponded to meat and pork products with 1.24 million t, which grew by 40% over 2020.
Due to the demand for pork, China with 935,421 t was the main buyer of the whole category of Spanish meat and meat products outside the EU, followed very far by the Philippines with 88,345 t and Japan with 73,325 t.