ITALY - For the first nine months of 2014, Italy imported more pig meat than in the same period of 2013, continuing the trend from the year before.
The total volume of fresh and frozen pig meat imported by Italy for the period January to September 2014 was 763,000 tonnes, which is nine per cent more than the same period the year before, according to the German meat association, VDF.
Germany was again the main source of the Italian imports, accounting 270,700 tonnes or a little over 35 per cent of the total. This was 12 per cent or around 29,000 tonnes more than in 2013.
Other countries delivering pig meat to Italy over the period were the Netherlands (114,300 tonnes; +9.3 per cent), Spain (94,500 tonnes; +5.5 per cent), France (87,400 tonnes; +5.7 per cent) and Denmark (77,300 tonnes; +9.5 per cent).
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