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Agriculture - Meat Slaughterings

Meat Slaughterings (000 Tonnes) by Type of Meat and Year


Type of Meat20012002200320042005200620072008200920102011
Total Meat 1,025 965 979 972 960 986 977 937 893 958 973
Beef and veal 579 540 567 562 545 571 580 536 513 558 546
Pig meat 241 231 220 205 206 210 207 204 197 215 235
Sheep meat 78 67 63 72 73 70 66 59 55 48 48
Poultry meat 123 122 123 128 129 123 115 120 115 126 131
Other meat 5 6 5 5 6 11 10 18 13 11 13


Footnote

The data for meat products for domestic use includes meat held in retail shops, institutions, restaurants and households as well as all losses in these sectors.

The figures given for human consumption of meat products are derived by dividing the total meat products for domestic use figure by the population on 1 April of each year. No account is taken of overseas and cross-border tourism and travel.

All weights are in carcass equivalent.

Data for the most recent year are provisional. Earlier years may be revised.

Other meat category covers meat from horses, game and other animals as well as meat preparations of cattle, sheep and pigs, where the meat in such preparations cannot be distinguished from edible offal.

See Background Notes