Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Pork exports increasing

Canada continues to increase pork exports, recently adding Argentina after it dropped import restrictions it imposed in 2002.

That was done to retaliate against Canada’s imposition of restrictions on Argentine beef.

Cesar Urias, the director of market access with Canada Pork International, told reporter Harry Siemans that a few years ago Canada’s exports were about half of production, but now it’s 60 to 65 per cent.

“Probably Canada right now stands as the fourth largest producer and the third largest exporter of Canadian pork and pork products worldwide,” says Urias.

He said exports are likely to continue taking a higher percentage of Canadian pork production.