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FOREIGN TRADE OF MEAT SECTOR

By Montse Gonzalez / 3 years ago

Exports have been one of the fundamental elements that explain the transformation experienced by the Spanish meat sector. 25 years ago, sales abroad were practically non-existent, while today meat products exports are the most important in the Spanish agri-food industry.During 2014, 1.7 million tons of meat products were exported, worth 4,467 million euros. These figures […]

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COMMERCIAL DISTRIBUTION OF MEAT SECTOR

By Montse Gonzalez / 3 years ago

During the last years is getting importance the activity of the slaugther network in Mercabarna, Mercamurcia, Mercavalencia and Mercazaragoza, the Meat Markets located in Mercamadrid and Mercalaspalmas and the meat industries in the Complementary Activity Zones are becoming increasingly important in Mercalicante, Mercacórdoba, Mercajerez, Mercamálaga, Mercaleón, Mercapalma and Mercasevilla. The value of the marketing of […]

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CONSUMPTION OF MEAT AND MEAT PRODUCTS

By Montse Gonzalez / 3 years ago

During the year 2014, Spanish households consumed 2,287.2 million kilos of meat and meat products and spent 14,573 million euros in this family of products. In per capita terms, it reached 51 kg of consumption and 325.1 euros of expenditure. The most notable consumption is associated with fresh meat (37.7 kilos per person) and, specifically, […]

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BUSINESS STRUCTURE OF MEAT SECTOR

By Montse Gonzalez / 3 years ago

Spanish meat companies are about 4,130, down 6.8% over the last five years. The meat establishments are 6,120 divided into 590 slaughterhouses of ungulates, 2,374 cutting rooms for ungulates, 213 poultry and rabbit slaughterhouses, 784 cutting rooms for poultry and rabbits, 22 breeding game slaughterhouses, 20 breeding game rooms, 4,938 processors of meat products and […]

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FOREIGN TRADE OF FISH AND SEAFOOD SECTOR

By Montse Gonzalez / 3 years ago

World trade in fishery and aquaculture products exceeds $ 129 billion annually, according to FAO. China is listed as the world’s top exporter with about $ 18.3 billion, followed by Norway ($ 8.91 billion) and Thailand ($ 8.08 billion). Next are Vietnam, the United States, Chile, Canada, Denmark, Spain and the Netherlands. The top ten […]

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COMMERCIAL DISTRIBUTION OF FISHIRING

By Montse Gonzalez / 3 years ago

The wholesale distribution in Spain is mainly structured through the Food Network Units of the Mercas Network, which have  Wholesale Markets in Mercalgeciras,  Mercabadajoz, Mercabarna, Mercabilbao, Mercacórdoba, Mercagranada, Mercairuña, Mercajerez, Mercalaspalmas, Mercaleón, Mercamadrid, Mercamálaga, Mercamurcia, Mercapalma, Mercasalamanca, Mercasevilla, Mercavalencia y Mercazaragoza. In 2014, total sales of fresh and frozen fishery products in the Mercosur Network amounted […]

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BUSINESS STRUCTURE OF FISH AND SEAFOOD SECTOR

By Montse Gonzalez / 3 years ago

The total number of fishermen and fish farmers in the world is close to 58.3 million people, of which 32.4% are fish farmers. 84% of all people employed in the fisheries and aquaculture sector are in Asia, followed by Africa with just over 10% and Latin America and the Caribbean (3.9%).The world fishing fleet is composed […]

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CONSUMPTION OF FISH AND SEAFOOD

By Montse Gonzalez / 3 years ago

During 2014, Spanish households consumed 1,183.6 million kilos of fishery products and spent 8,943.3 million euros on these products. In per capita terms, it reached 26.4 kg of consumption and 199.5 euros of expenditure. The most notable consumption is associated with fresh fish (11.8 kilos per person and year), representing 44.7% of the total consumption […]

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GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS OF FISHIRING

By Montse Gonzalez / 3 years ago

The world production of catching fishery products reaches 91.3 million tonnes, of which 79.7 million tonnes correspond to sea fishing  and the remaining 11.6 million tonnes for inland fisheries. In addition, aquaculture production is another 66.6 million tonnes. Continental aquaculture has a production of 41.9 million tonnes, whereas marine aquaculture represents another 24 , 7 […]