According to data from ICEX, Spain exported about 1.70 million tons of meat and meat products, with an estimated worth 3.815 million euros in 2011. These figures represent a growth of 18.5% in value and 13.7% in quantity.
The trade balance of meat sector is positive as the value of imports were 1,416 million euros in 2011, with a growth (5.7%) lower than exports. The figures are:
|Value(mill€)||Dif. 11/10%||Quantity||Dif. 11/10%|
|Offals and other meats||373,6||19,3||299.911||23,00|
According to these data, there has been an increase in volume in all categories, particularly in the sales of offal and other types of meats, and a rise in prices in manufactured meats (31.6% up to 405 million euros).
The category of pork remains the main protagonist of Spanish exports, as it accounts for about 58.5% of exported meats and 54.7% of all Spanish exports.
The EU is our top buyer with import worth €83 billion in 2008-10. Regarding the destination of exports, the European Union is the top market as it receives by 79.1% of Spanish sales. France is the main buyer of Spanish meat and meat products with a worth 998 million euros.
And outside the EU, Russia is the top importer of Spanish meat with worth 216 million euros in 2011. There has been a strong growth of the Chinese market which has already become the second largest meat export destination outside the EU with worth 96 million euros.