Statistics of the State Food and Veterinary Service (SFVS) show that the export indicators of Lithuanian food products of animal origin are growing for the eighth month in a row. During September of this year, compared to the same period last year, 454 tons or even 65 percent. more of Lithuanian fresh meat were exported.
Despite the spread and challenges of infectious viral diseases (African swine fever, avian influenza, COVID-19 pandemic), Lithuanian producers are successfully expanding not only fresh meat exports (for example, beef exports almost doubled, more than 129 tons, poultry exports – more than 1.5 times or 344 tonnes). In September Lithuanian exporters offered their products in the markets of Ukraine, the USA, Israel, Uzbekistan, China and other countries in high demand.
“The continuing growth of Lithuanian food flows shows that our country’s producers are well-established in the global supply chain, are highly valued in international markets and can compete successfully even in the face of major challenges. The worldwide coronavirus pandemic has been and continues to be a major challenge for both businesses and SFVS inspectors in ensuring effective control of the flow of consignments from outside the EU. During September, inspectors working at the SFVS border veterinary posts inspected 27% more shipments than in September of 2019. In total, by the end of September this year it is allowed to export 16.8 thousand export consignments of food and feed, live animals (14.7 thousand in the same period in 2019), ”said Darius Remeika, Director of the SFVS.


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