THE SPANISH MEAT INDUSTRY EXPORTED 1.95MT FOR A VALUE OF € 4.844 MILLION IN 2015
The National Association of Meat Industries of Spain (ANICE) has held its 2016 Assembly in Madrid, with a day in which the data of the Spanish meat sector and its evolution were presented during 2015 and two papers of great interest For the meat industry, as are the keys to regaining confidence and attracting the consumer in times of crisis or the functioning of the Law of the Food Chain.
The event was attended by ANICE President Carlos Serrano, who welcomed members and numerous guests attending, and was closed by the Secretary General of Agriculture and Food of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment (MAGRAMA ), Carlos Cabanas.
Representats de les empreses guanyadores dels Premis entregats durant l’Assemblea d’ANICE. Entre ells, Jordi Buxeda de l’empresa Boadas 1880 SA
Following the speeches given by invited speakers, Professor Jesús Ventanas, from the University of Extremadura, and José Miguel Herrero, director of the Food Information and Control Agency (MAGRAMA), the I ANICE Awards were presented in five categories: “Business trajectory”, “Friends of Meat”, “José Flores to Innovation”, “Gastronomy and Health” and “Sustainability and Environment”.
The “Entrepreneurial Path” Award has been presented to Segovian entrepreneur Miguel Olmos Romano, for his more than 50 at the head of the Monte Nevado Group, a successful family group that is a benchmark in the national and international jamonero sector.
In the category “Friends of Meat” have been awarded two awards this year. The first of these was Quintiliano Pérez Bonilla, Miguel Ángel Díaz Yubero and Cleto Sánchez Vellisco, for their work in the Ministry of Agriculture for the control and eradication of livestock diseases such as African swine fever, which prevented foreign trade in meat, The development of the meat industry.
The other “Friends of Meat” Award has been given to Esperanza Orellana Moraleda, for her extensive and valuable work at the head of the Spanish cattle-meat trade, at the head of several Deputy Directorates General of the Ministry of Agriculture.
In the category “José Flores to Innovation” have been awarded two awards this year. The first one is for Jesús Ventanas Barroso for his research career of more than 30 years, focused on the study of the biochemistry and technology of cured meat products, working closely with the meat industry for the transfer of knowledge and application of the innovation.
The other “José Flores a la Innovación” award has been awarded to Boadas 1880, S.A., for its commitment to innovation, as a range of cured charcuterie adjusted to new nutritional profiles, with a significant reduction in saturated fats and salt.
The “Gastronomy and Health” award has been given to the space “Saber Vivir” of the program “La Mañana de La 1” of Spanish Television, for its work to explain positively to viewers the properties and benefits of food, including products Meat, emphasizing the need to include them in a varied and balanced diet.
In the category “Sustainability and Environment”, have also been awarded two awards. The first is Pastores Cooperative Group, for its contribution to the structuring and sustainability of the Aragonese rural environment, and its line of work on awareness raising, training, energy saving and efficiency and reducing the environmental impact of its activity.
And the other prize in this category has been granted to Biobardales (Embutidos El Enebral, SA), for its pioneering activity of organic production of hams and pork sausages, developing systems for handling and feeding the pig and forms of processing in A factory with the right technology.
The fourth industrial sector of Spain
ANICE is a strong organization for a sector important for the economy and little known, as evidenced by the production and export figures. According to the latest available data, which has been presented at the Assembly, the meat industry occupies by far the first place in the Spanish food and beverage industry, representing a turnover of more than 22,000 million euros, plus 21% of The entire Spanish food sector.
This represents 2.1% of Spain’s total GDP (at market prices) and 13.1% of the GDP of the industrial sector, and its direct sector employment, more than 80,000 workers, also accounts for more than 23% Of the total occupation of the Spanish food industry.
In 2015, Spanish meat production was 4.7 million tonnes (up 7.7% on the previous year). Of this total, pig meat, the one with the highest production, grew by 7.6%, approaching more and more to the 4 million tons, which marks one year more a historical level never reached. Cattle and sheep production, in turn, broke the downward trend they had been experiencing for years, with beef rising by 9.5% to 633,792 tonnes and sheep and goat growth by 2% Reaching 125,757 tonnes.
As for the production of processed meat, it must be noted that it grew 1.8% to reach 1.347 million tons.
The Spanish meat industry exported 1.7 million tonnes of products of all kinds worth 4.467 million euros last year to markets around the world, a very relevant figure that establishes a positive trade balance of 460%.
The Spanish meat sector exported in 2015 a total of 1.95 million tonnes of meats and processed products worth 4.84 billion euros to markets worldwide (+ 15.9% in volume and + 8.4% in value Compared to 2014), with a very positive trade balance of 450%, a fact that very few relevant economic sectors can present.
Spain is already one of the world’s first four pork exporters, with Germany, the United States and Denmark, with external sales of 1.54 million tonnes and 3,003 million euros in meat and offal, and 171,934 tonnes and 1,078 million tonnes Euros in processed products.
In terms of beef exports, the balance of exports was spectacularly positive in 2015 after years of difficulty, with the record figure of 182,229 tonnes exported, 24.4% more than in 2014, with a value of 598 million Of euros, 21% more than in the previous year.
For the president of ANICE, Carlos Serrano, “We are an economically stable industrial sector, with a turnover that places us among the top four in our country and we lead such important aspects as export or innovation. We generate wealth and employment, set the population in the territory, develop rural areas and produce meat and products of high quality and international prestige, combining tradition and the best technology, and betting on a food that combines safety, health and pleasure. That, and not another, is our reality. “
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