An increase in meat exports to China was a key part of the overall growth of Finnish food exports in 2020, said Business Finland, a governmental body for promoting trade and innovation. Finnish exports in the food and beverage sector increased by seven percent year-on-year in 2020. The most highest export growth in this sector – 78 percent – was in Cjina.
Business Finland, a governmental body for promoting trade and innovation, said that the total export value of the sector was 1.77 billion euros. China made up around eight percent, second only to Sweden.
The growth was mainly driven by significantly increased exports of milk powder and pork from Finland.
There had been fears in the industry that the COVID-19 epidemic could hamper food and drink exports, but no decisive decline had been seen in any markets.