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EU pork production falls significantly

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Published Oct 18, 2022

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According to forecasts by the European Commission, EU meat production in 2022 is expected to fall to 43.0 million t compared to the previous year, which is the lowest level since 2015.

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Despite higher producer prices, meat production in the European Union will fall more sharply this year than ever before; a further drop in production is expected for 2023. At least that is what the market analysts at the Brussels Commission are assuming in their current autumn forecast. According to this, EU meat production in 2022 is expected to decrease by 1.34 million t or 3.0% to 43.0 million t compared to the previous year and thus be as low as last time in 2015. In the coming year, the decline is likely to be 0.5 % but turn out noticeably weaker. High production costs Lower production volumes are expected for all types of meat, with the exception of sheep and goat meat. According to the experts, the main reasons for the decline in EU meat production are high production costs for producers, worsening export opportunities, declining consumption and the consequences of animal diseases. In the current year, this should be particularly clear for pigs with a minus of 1.19 million ...
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