Production and export of pork and beef in EU-28 countries in 2014-15

In 2015, the production of pork in the EU-28 countries amounted to approx. 23.4 mil-lion tonnes (of cold weight) and was 2.7% higher than in 2014. Over the past 2 years (2014-15), the share of EU countries in the production of pork worldwide ranged from 20.3% to 20.6%. The production self-sufficiency rate (calculated as production/consumption) for pork in the EU is approx. 110%, which means that the European Union is a self-sufficient entity as a whole. The leaders of pork production among the EU countries are Germany (23.8%), Spain (16.7%), France (8.3%), Poland (7.9%) and Denmark (6.9%). Overall, these 5 countries ac-count for almost 2/3 of pork production in the EU-28.

The largest share of pork export in relation to production can be observed in Denmark, Belgium and the Netherlands (over 60%), indicating a pro-export bias of meat production in these countries, with an average in the EU-28 of approximately 30%. Among the analysed countries, the smallest share of export in relation to production was found in Italy (6.4%).

The largest exporters of pork in the European Union are the major manufacturers, namely Germany, Spain and Denmark (cf. Table 2 and 3). The majority of export from the largest producers and exporters of pork in the EU is directed to the internal EU market, i.e. over 70% of exported pork is directed there.

Read full document (PDF, 454 KB)

THIS MATERIAL HAS BEEN DESIGNED FOR THE PROGRAM FINANCED
FROM THE EUROPEAN UNION AND THE REPUBLIC OF POLAND FUNDS IN THE YEARS 2013-2016