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MLC: UK household meat spending rises

by 5m Editor
31 March 2004, at 12:00am

UK - Household spending on meat has risen by seven per cent according to the Meat and Livestock Commission's (MLC) Economics section.

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The latest issue of Meat Demand Trends takes a look at spending patterns which shows expenditure on meat for the third quarter of last year was seven per cent up on the previous year.

Looking more cosely at the figures, spending on fresh and frozen beef and lamb was up eight per cent compared with 2002 but there was only a one per cent rise in bacon and pork.

However, the rise in expenditure on processed meat products was much greater.

As well as these figures, Meat Demand Trends includes articles on both the decline in offal consumption in the UK and opportunities for butchers to get into supplying catering outlets.

Source: Meat and Livestock Commission - 31st March 2004

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