Pork exports from the EU totalled just over 2.1m tonnes for 2018, which is a 2% rise on the previous year’s exports. There was strong growth in pork exports to South Korea in 2018, with shipments up 25% year on year to 276,000t.

Brazil exported more than one quarter of all its beef production in 2018. Figures from the Brazilian agriculture ministry show that Brazil exported 2.1m tonnes in 2018, which is 26% of the 7.95m tonnes of beef produced domestically and the highest level of export ever.