Denmark's exports of pork and pigs between January and April 2011 reached 698,000 metric tons, worth 9.87 billion Danish kroner, reports the national council for agriculture and food. These figures represented increases of 6% in volume and 8% in value compared with export sales in the first four months of 2010.
The strongest growth was in exports to Korea, up by 256% to 4,098 metric tons after the setback to Korean pork production from foot-and-mouth disease. About 29% more than in 2010 was sold to Ireland, while sales to France and to China increased by 13%. The destination buying much less Danish pork this year was Australia, with purchases down by 32% in volume at 19,318 metric tons and 30% lower in value at 362 million Danish kroner.