Germany's significant decrease in the slaughter of pigs in 2022

Updated Mar 15, 2023
In 2022, 25.83 million animals were slaughtered on a monthly basis, according to the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis). In terms of weight, pigs account for the largest share (60%, 877,000 pigs on a monthly basis). Chickens register the highest numbers, with 24.8 million chickens slaughtered per month.
Significant decrease for pigs and chickens, continued decrease for beef Over the year 2022, 755,000 bovine animals were slaughtered. This is a decrease of 2% compared to the previous year, confirming the downward trend already started in 2017. In addition, 10.5 million pigs were slaughtered. This is a significant decrease of 9% compared to 2021. This decrease brings the number of pigs slaughtered to a level even lower than in the crisis year 2019. 298 million chickens were slaughtered in 2022. We can see here a decrease of 2%. Pigs register the highest weight Chickens register the highest numbers per month If we look at the average number of slaughtered animals per month, we get ...
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