Weak pound helps pork export value rise 16% in September

The value of UK pork exports during September was 16% up on the year at £21.7 million, despite a 9% decline in export volume, according to AHDB Pork.

“A 26% rise in average unit prices supported total export value, aided by the weak pound,” said AHDB Pork.

“Significantly, however, shipments to China during September showed no growth on the same period in 2015, the first month for a year with no expansion in Chinese shipments. The closely related Hong Kong market also showed a significant 37% decline in volume, while exports to Denmark and the Netherlands, likely for re-export, were back 20% and 22% respectively.”

Pork imports, meanwhile, continued the trend of recent months, rising by 26% in September, year on year, driven by Danish imports almost doubling. German volumes were also up, by 28% on the year.

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