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CSO statistical release, 11 October 2017, 11am

Meat Supply Balance

2016

SupplyExportsDomestic uses
'000 tonnes (carcass weight equivalent)
20141,280886393
20151,306907398
20161,369950419

Total supply of meat increased by 4.8% in 2016.

Meat Supply Balance 2016 Figure 1
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The total supply of meat in Ireland reached 1,369,000 tonnes in 2016, an increase of 63,000 tonnes or 4.8% in comparison to 2015.

Livestock slaughterings increased by 4.9% to reach 1,078,000 tonnes, while imports of meat amounted to 291,500 tonnes, an increase of 4.5%.

Almost 70% of the total available supply of meat or 950,000 tonnes was exported, and the remaining 419,000 tonnes (30.6%) were used domestically. 

Self-sufficiency in total meat and meat products decreased from 276% to 269% between 2015 and 2016, while self-sufficiency in beef and veal remained virtually unchanged at 679%.