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The European Commission recently published a short-term outlook indicating that its exports of pork, beef, olive oil and dairy products are expected to continue increasing in 2019. Overall agricultural production also is increasing.

  • The dairy sector will have sustained demand for dairy products and favorable weather conditions, the European Commission found.
  • Beef exports are expected to increase by 15 percent in 2019 despite a 1.2-percent reduction in production.
  • Demand for pork, especially from China, is expected to lead to an increase of 12 percent in European exports in 2019. Pork production is forecast to remain stable.
  • Poultry exports are forecast to increase by 2.5 percent compared to 2018.
  • Cereal production is expected to recover and reach 311 million metric tons.
  • Wheat production is forecast to increase by 11 percent to reach 142 million metric tons.

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