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.

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