EU-28: Slaughtered cows

This page contains data on the number of cows slaughtered in EU-28, from a time perspective. The figures refer both to meat and to milk supply chain.

The charts display the monthly data in a three-year perspective.
The chart below the table shows the comparison between the slaughterings trend and the trend of Milk deliveries.

Click for the three-year interval of:

EU: Slaughtered cows (No. animals)
Country 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
(Jan-Apr)
±% from 2019 ¹
France 1.655.880 1.702.520 1.762.150 1.659.130 1.658.700 1.691.170 1.650.370 554.880 +0,7%
Germany 1.215.000 1.272.000 1.232.000 1.336.000 1.243.000 1.236.000 1.186.000 404.000 +2,0%
United Kingdoms 586.600 573.850 598.830 661.840 643.440 676.720 667.430 209.300 -1,2%
Poland 379.430 493.230 533.150 586.020 600.700 604.150 548.270 162.430 -2,4%
Italy 538.610 472.260 543.530 566.430 526.780 573.260 544.850 165.350 -7,3%
The Netherlands 435.620 464.500 429.580 495.600 565.850 523.710 413.360 150.840 +12,4%
Ireland 371.340 367.860 322.150 359.370 375.310 399.110 350.020 107.110 -8,9%
Spain 323.410 314.510 380.620 373.940 361.970 352.940 342.660 87.420 -9,9%
Belgium 297.480 314.060 332.130 361.880 366.030 364.340 337.280 102.930 -7,3%
Austria 198.030 196.290 205.810 207.950 204.020 205.540 201.110 58.270 -11,2%
Denmark 211.900 215.400 176.600 200.200 172.000 183.300 171.100 53.600 -6,3%
Sweden 138.070 140.190 141.320 137.960 127.330 140.700 141.360 48.880 -3,1%
Czech Republic 98.460 94.400 99.060 109.050 102.460 107.480 104.490 33.470 -5,2%
Romania 63.110 61.600 102.290 151.130 154.070 111.560 87.430 17.380 -45,0%
Portugal 66.160 61.900 70.830 74.260 77.900 82.570 76.580 20.600 -7,7%
Finland 84.390 83.620 84.020 84.920 78.740 79.090 71.890 23.020 -6,5%
Lithuania 72.850 66.800 79.780 77.290 70.760 71.790 71.180 19.250 -5,2%
Hungary 56.080 58.890 64.330 69.790 67.030 70.000 70.650 23.110 -0,8%
Latvia 35.200 36.340 38.070 39.540 36.500 36.880 33.060 10.350 -6,4%
Greece 29.590 30.050 31.150 29.680 32.720 32.360 28.380 8.860 -4,2%
Slovenia 20.330 17.590 18.710 19.370 20.090 20.330 21.600 6.430 -9,7%
Estonia 19.290 19.620 22.640 21.560 19.480 19.720 17.880 6.040 +0,5%
Croatia 30.200 27.800 22.000 26.800 22.500 19.700 17.000 5.600 -3,4%
Bulgaria 12.710 11.670 12.280 15.230 18.930 20.170 15.080 5.590 +13,6%
Slovakia 18.980 17.100 15.470 14.720 14.150 14.810 11.460 2.170 -50,8%
Luxembourg 5.640 5.690 6.630 7.750 8.240 9.290 10.230 3.190 -7,0%
Cyprus 5.290 5.320 4.860 4.690 5.060 5.050 4.860 1.660 0,0%
Malta 1.430 1.510 1.490 1.330 1.390 1.320 1.230 510 +13,3%
TOTAL EU-28 6.971.080 7.126.570 7.331.480 7.693.430 7.575.150 7.653.060 7.196.810 2.292.240
Variation on the previous year ² +2,23% +2,88% +4,94% -1,54% +1,03% -5,96% -2,39%
Last update: 12-07-2020
¹ Percentages are based on the same period of the previous year.
² Percentages are referred to the same period of the previous year. For the current year the % variation is calculated considering the latest update for each country.

NOTE: Data may be subject to updates by Eurostat (dataset: apro_mt_pwgtm >> MEAT: Cow - code B1230)
UK trade data for the period Jan - Apr 2020 are provisional