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18 May 2012

EU Pig Meat Production – 2011 EU Pig Meat Production – 2011

Total pig meat output for the 27 countries of the European Union was more than 22.3 million tonnes in 2011, 1.6 per cent or almost 343,000 tonnes more than the previous year, writes senior editor, Jackie Linden.
EU Pig Statistics European Commission Research

All of the top 10 pig meat–producing in the EU in 2010 retained their place last year. Well ahead of the rest of the field is Germany, with an output of more than 5.56 million tonnes, 2.2 per cent or more than 120,000 above the previous year.

In second place, Spain achieved a 3.3 per cent increase in production to almost 3.48 million tonnes, followed by France, which experienced a marginal decline in output that took its 2011 total just under two million tonnes.

Polish pig meat production was 4.4 per cent higher last year at almost 1.82 million tonnes, and Danish output was a little under 1.72 million tonnes, 3.1 per cent more than 2010.

Italy experienced the greatest reduction in pig meat production in the top 10 countries of more than 62,000 tonnes to 1.57 million tonnes, while there was a 4.6 per cent increase in the Dutch volume to almost 1.35 million tonnes.

In 8th position is Belgium, where 1.4 per cent less pig meat was produced in 2011 than 2010 at just over 1.1 million tonnes. UK output was 31,555 tonnes or 4.1 per cent higher than the year before at just over 806,000 tonnes. Austrian output in 2011 hardly changed from the year before at more 543,000 tonnes.

Of the other EU counties, Ireland, Romania and Bulgaria recorded increases in pig meat output of more than 10,000 tonnes since 2010. Indeed, for Bulgaria, the percentage increase was 29 per cent.

Significant declines in 2011 were experienced in Hungary (down almost 29,000 tonnes or 6.9 per cent), the Czech Republic (a 13,000–tonne decrease or 4.7 per cent) and Slovakia (17 per cent less at 11,690 tonnes).

Pig meat production in the EU – 2010 and 2011
(tonnes; as of 4 May 2012)
2010 2011 Difference % change
EU-27 22,010,778 22,353,592 +342,814 +1.6
Belgium 1,123,769 1,108,255 -15,514 -1.4
Bulgaria 37,346 48,222 +10,876 +29.1
Czech Republic 275,905 262,944 -12,961 -4.7
Denmark 1,666,300 1,718,400 +52,100 +3.1
Germany 5,443,166 5,563,640 +120,474 +2.2
Estonia 31,930 30,961 -969 -3.0
Ireland 214,129 233,714 +19,585 +9.1
Greece 113,717 115,121 +1,404 +1.2
Spain 3,368,921 3,479,470 +110,549 +3.3
France 2,010,326 1,998,317 -12,009 -0.6
Italy 1,632,715 1,570,225 -62,490 -3.8
Cyprus 57,059 55,213 -1,846 -3.2
Latvia 23,327 23,451 +124 +0.5
Lithuania 54,814 58,856 +4,042 +7.4
Luxembourg 9,509 9,504 -5 -0.1
Hungary 416,146 387,304 -28,842 -6.9
Malta 6,960 7,262 +302 +4.3
Netherlands 1,288,274/td> 1,347,165 +58,891 +4.6
Austria 542,131 543,771 +1,640 +0.3
Poland 1,741,425 1,818,778 +77,353 +4.4
Portugal 384,201 383,750 -451 -0.1
Romania 234,195 253,546 +19,351 +8.3
Slovenia 24,902 22,954 -1,948 -7.8
Slovakia 68,599 56,908 -11,691 -17.0
Finland 203,068 201,755 -1,313 -0.6
Sweden 263,478 256,085 -7,393 -2.8
UK 774,466 806,021 +31,555 +4.1
Data from Eurostat

Further Reading

- You can view our report on the EU pig population in 2011 by clicking here.


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