STUDY ON THE MEAT SECTOR IN THE EUROPEAN UNION

Published in Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 17 ISSUE 1
Written by Mariana SANDU, Ștefan MANTEA

Agricultural and food sectors worldwide are affected by globalization, the changes in the rules governing international trade and national and international policies regarding agriculture and competition. These sectors face on one side with a glut of food markets, and on the other hand, with an increase in consumer requirements regarding the quality of the final product. Consumer requirements may include food safety or some social aspects (protecting the environment, promoting biodiversity, improvement of animal welfare, fair trade, etc.). This study analyzes the meat market in the European Union, namely the development and availability of meat average consumption per capita in the period in which these indicators have declined. In the 27 European Union member states (EU-27), the year 2013 marked the lowest average consumption of meat per capita in the last decade, 64.7 kg, respectively, 10.7 kg / capita beef, 30.8 kg / capita pork, 21.3 kg / capita poultry meat and 1.9 kg / capita sheep and goat meat. The level of meat consumption was influenced by the decrease in meat production and the high costs of feed in the first half of the year which rose to a record high price of meat, coupled with decreases in revenue due to the economic crisis. Due to economic recovery and slightly downwards of prices, total meat consumption per capita in the EU has rebounded slightly, rising by 1.95 kg per capita by 2015.

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SANDU M., MANTEA Ș. 2017, STUDY ON THE MEAT SECTOR IN THE EUROPEAN UNION. Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 17 ISSUE 1, PRINT ISSN 2284-7995, 375-380.


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