Spain: Spain Reached Record Levels of Beef and Pork Production in 2015

The Spanish swine sector is the most important livestock industry in Spain. Despite the current low prices, larger pig herds and increased productivity following good results on new strategic markets created conditions to the rebound in pork production and exports in 2015. In addition, Spain’s cattle and beef production shows in 2015 a rebound in production after several years following a downward trend. It is mainly due to the strong demand of live animals from third countries such as Lebanon, Libya and Algeria, reasonable feed costs and better profitability margins. Spanish beef exports also experienced strong growth due to competitive prices.

Spain: Spain Reached Record Levels of Beef and Pork Production in 2015