Saturday 19 October 2019

Dutch pork exports hit record level, near one billion kilos

Pigs on a factory farm. Photo: Depositphotos

Pigs on a factory farm. Photo: Depositphotos

The Netherlands exported nearly one billion kilos of pork last year, according to the national statistics office CBS.

In total, pork exports reached 944 million kilos, a 6% rise on 2014 and a new record. In money terms, exports totalled €1.7bn, a drop of 4% on 2014 because of lower prices.

Exports to Asia doubled, the CBS said. The Netherlands is the sixth biggest exporter of pork worldwide. has been free for 13 years, but now we are asking our readers to help. Your donation will enable us to keep providing you with fair and accurate news and features about all things Dutch.
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