Significant decline in EU pork production forecast for this year
21st Jul 2022 / By Alistair Driver
EU pig meat production is forecast to decline by nearly 5% in 2022, due to a combination high input costs, the impact of new environmental regulation in some countries and reduced exports due to African swine fever.
Demand is forecast to fall by 3.3% to average 31.7 kg per capita, according to the summer European Commission outlook report.
Overall, EU pigmeat exports are expected to decrease by 9.6% in 2022, due to a massive 40% drop in shipments to China, while total EU pigmeat imports are due to increase by 28%.
Meanwhile, EU-UK continues to recover in 2022 after the impact of new Brexit restrictions.
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