Wednesday, August 12, 2009

US sales of Mangalitsa hams expected to be 1,000-2,000 this year

Some Mangalitsa ham related articles appeared in the Hungarian press, both Hungarian-language and English-language.

Here's the Hungarian article (the source of the above photo). Here's the English version.

Toadberry (Vanda) was kind enough to translate the Hungarian article for me. The additional info in the Hungarian language article is:

  • They expect to sell 1000-2000 hams in the USA based on current sales numbers.
  • There are 20 different companies in Hungary doing Mangalitsa breeding.
  • The biggest Hungarian producer is Olmos es Toth, whose revenue is approximately 7.3 million dollars. This year, increasing prices are balancing out decreasing sales.
  • The increased cost of feed (last year?) cut into supplies.
  • 60% of Olmos es Toth's products are exported, 90% of that to Spain.
  • Toth expects to enter the US market with Mangalitsa products. In five years, the population of hogs in Hungary could double.

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