Pig production in Slovakia insufficient to cover local demand

Shortage of local pig production in Slovakia offers enormous potential for new investors

In this blog I will highlight the enormous potential that Slovakia offers for (new) pig producing companies. A potential now known by many in Europe.

For many agricultural products, Slovakia is not self-sufficient in its production to cover local demand. This applies especially to pig production. Local production only counts for less than 50% of local demand. The rest is imported (see also graph below). A large part of imports are piglets for fattening that are then also used for export. That is the reason why exports strongly increased since 2009. Slovakia’s location, close to export markets like Hungary, Austria and Germany and its excellent infrastructure makes the country well positioned for export. [Read more...]