With all this, we can state that 2019 has been:
- Excellent for the Spanish pig producer, and for the Spanish industry, especially for those authorized to export to China
- Average for those with a good domestic or export market, but unable to trade with China.
- Bad for all those with pork meat as their raw material.
For 2020, Spanish market is optimistic, against the fact that ASF (African Swine Fever) it still a treat for Europe. This year price started at € 1.49 / kg (74.41¢ US /lb) live weight, compared with € 1,038 / kg (51.84¢ US /lb) live-weight compared with same period last year.
As new year prices are going strong, there are rumors of expansion, but China and ASF still cast a shadow of uncertainty over the industry.
“Let´s talk about Pork”
Representatives of the Capa Blanca Española Interprofessional (INTERPORC), INAPORC France and Aligrupo & Agrupalto Portugal have joined to advance the development of a promotion, information, and communication campaign for the years to come.
This project is funded by the European Commission within the framework of the EU Promotion Plans and will promote European products, including pork meat and pork meat products.
It aims to raise awareness among European consumers about the benefits of pork and the reality of the European model of pig production, which complies with the most demanding regulations in the world in matters such as food safety, traceability, respect for the environment or animal welfare.