Pork exports on the rise

Exports of British pork are booming showing a year-on-year rise of more than 20%.

Exports of British pork are booming, showing a year-on-year rise of more than 20%.

The figures for the first four months of 2008 are 41,000 tonnes up on the same period last year, a rise of 22%.

The major export markets for British pork now include Germany, Holland, Poland, Hong Kong and also, more surprisingly, Vietnam.

BPEX export manager Jean-Pierre Garnier said: "The exchange rate has played a part in the increase, but the strong performance is also down to the hard work of exporters.

"We have been doing very well with exports to Hong Kong, which is now our fourth-largest export market. This is despite the adverse exchange rate, because exports to Hong Kong are calculated in US dollars."

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