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Interporc meeting with Minister Luis Planas and increased pig exports to China by 40%

The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Luis Planas, met today with the president of Interporc, Manuel García, and with the director and deputy director of this interprofessional, Alberto Herranz and Daniel de Miguel, respectively, with whom he has reviewed the main future challenges facing the sector. Interporc has presented to the minister the monograph of the Interporc Independent Dialogue, on the occasion of the United Nations Food Systems Summit. He has also delivered the “Report on the Spanish pig sector: seven key contributions to the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan for the Spanish economy”
They have also addressed other topics of interest to the pig sector, such as the situation of exports to China, health aspects or the promotion of measures to improve animal welfare and the environment.

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.