August 3, 2020

The cured ham sector exported 48,077 tons in 2019, 4.3% less

In 2019, the cured ham sector exported a total of 48,077 tons, worth 452.4 million euros, representing a decrease of 4.3% compared to 2018.

According to the data communicated this Thursday by the Spanish Serrano Ham Consortium (CJSE) (based on data from Customs and the Tax Agency), the average price of the product increased by 8.7%, reaching an average of 9.41 euros / kilo.

The price in countries of the European Union was 8.70 euros, compared to 12.42 euros in third countries.

Regarding the value of global turnover, during 2019 exports worth 452.4 million euros were carried out compared to 455.9 million the previous year, which represents a decrease of 0.76%.

In the last two years, the main markets for this product have been countries of the European Union (EU) such as France and Germany -primary for the sector, representing half of its exports-, Portugal and Italy.

9,162.23 tons were shipped last year to third countries compared to 9,257.40 in 2018, especially to Mexico, Chile, Australia or Japan.

However, the countries that have reflected the most important growth in purchases are China (+73.1%), followed by Chile with 31.1% and the USA, with +26.7%.

Regarding the format of the pieces of ham, 22.6% of those exported were with bone, a figure very similar to that of the previous year.


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