Germany: Significant decrease in the slaughter of pigs in 2022
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
The poultry sector accounts for 26% of the slaughter weight, with 442 million kg of chicken meat.
The bovine sector has a share of 14% in terms of weight, with a total of 238 million kg of bovine meat.
Chickens register the highest numbers per month
If we look at the average number of slaughtered animals per month, we get approximately:
25 million chickens
63,000 bovine animals
4,000 other poultry
Animal slaughters : provisional figures for January
62,158 bovine animals were slaughtered in January 2023. The number of slaughtered pigs was 815,773 animals, and the number of slaughtered chickens amounted to 24,613,341 units.
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