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First 2011 EU Pig Meat Output Figures Published

22 February 2012, at 1:45pm

ANALYSIS - Ten European Union countries have reported their respective 2011 pig meat production figures, writes senior editor, Jackie Linden.

The 10 member states that have already reported their pig meat output figures for last year to Eurostat cover around 20 per cent of the EU total.

There have been some significant changes since 2010 but the overall indication at this stage is for the total pig meat output to be higher in 2011 than the year before. However, only two of the top 10 pig meat-producing countries have so far reported their figures so it would be premature to give clear trends at this stage.

Six of the 10 countries have reported lower output figures in 2011 than in 2010, including France (-0.6 per cent), the Czech Republic (-4.7 per cent) and Sweden (-2.7 per cent). Finland and Luxembourg report minor negative changes, while Slovakia's pig meat output in 2011 was 17 per cent below that of the previous year.

Of the four countries reporting increased pig production in 2011, the most significant in terms of actual volume and EU ranking is the UK (+31,555 tonnes or 4.1 per cent). Production was also up last year in Ireland (9.2 per cent), Romania (8.3 per cent) and Malta (4.3 per cent).

Pig meat production in the EU – 2010 and 2011
(tonnes; as of 15 February 2012)
0 2010 2011 Difference % change
EU-27 22,010,778 0 0 0
Germany 5,443,166 0 0 0
Spain 3,368,921 0 0 0
France 2,010,326 1,998,317 -12,009 -0.6
Poland 1,741,425 0 0 0
Denmark 1,666,300 0 0 0
Italy 1,632,715 0 0 0
Netherlands 1,288,274 0 0 0
Belgium 1,123,769 0 0 0
UK 774,466 806,021 +31,555 +4.1
Austria 542,131 0 0 0
Hungary 416,146 0 0 0
Portugal 384,201 0 0 0
Czech Republic 275,905 262,944 -12,961 -4.7
Sweden 263,478 256,380 -7,098 -2.7
Romania 234,195 253,546 +19,351 +8.3
Ireland 214,129 233,927 +19,798 +9.2
Finland 203,068 201,649 -1,419 -0.7
Greece 113,717 0 0 0
Slovakia 68,599 56,908 -11,691 -17.0
Cyprus 57,059 0 0 0
Lithuania 54,814 0 0 0
Bulgaria 37,346 0 0 0
Estonia 31,930 0 0 0
Slovenia 24,902 0 0 0
Latvia 23,327 0 0 0
Luxembourg 9,509 9,504 -5 -0.1
Malta 6,960 7,262 +302 +4.3
Data from Eurostat

Further Reading

- Go to our previous news item on EU pig populations in December 2011 by clicking here.


Further Reading

- You can view our report on the complete Eurostat data on pig meat production in the EU in 2009 and 2010 by clicking here.