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Imports down and production up

Less imported pig meat arrived in the UK market in the first half of the year as domestic supplies continued to increase

The UK market imported less pig meat in the January to June period this year – supplies of pork and bacon from the Netherlands showed a significant drop but quantities from most of the traditional sources declined, including Denmark.

Source: HMRc/GT 

UK pig slaughterings rose by 3% in the first seven months of the year, with a similar rise in the quantity of pig meat produced.