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 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
(Jan-Aug)
±% from 2017 ¹
France 1.953.190 1.847.460 1.655.880 1.702.520 1.762.150 1.659.130 1.658.700 1.100.170 +3,6%
Germany 1.306.000 1.278.000 1.215.000 1.272.000 1.232.000 1.336.000 1.243.000 815.000 +3,0%
United Kingdoms 619.110 616.300 586.600 573.850 598.830 661.840 643.440 427.450 +7,6%
Poland 476.880 472.000 379.430 493.230 533.150 586.020 600.700 393.490 +3,9%
The Netherlands 468.850 446.340 435.620 464.500 429.580 495.600 565.850 347.730 -8,3%
Italy 516.430 561.050 538.610 472.260 543.530 566.430 526.780 367.640 +9,3%
Ireland 337.540 336.780 371.340 367.860 322.150 359.370 375.310 259.820 +5,7%
Belgium 332.250 319.660 297.480 314.060 332.130 361.880 366.030 236.230 -0,6%
Spain 331.780 353.860 323.410 314.510 380.620 373.940 361.970 234.530 -1,2%
Austria 192.010 199.050 198.030 196.290 205.810 207.950 204.020 133.830 +4,7%
Denmark 207.300 211.300 211.900 215.400 176.600 200.200 172.000 118.900 +10,1%
Romania 59.410 62.300 63.110 61.600 102.290 151.130 154.070 68.990 -28,7%
Sweden 137.550 146.450 138.070 140.190 141.320 137.960 127.330 84.470 +13,4%
Czech Republic 109.770 106.090 98.460 94.400 99.060 109.050 102.460 69.640 +3,0%
Finland 85.780 84.240 84.390 83.620 84.020 84.920 78.740 49.500 +0,4%
Portugal 71.280 73.750 66.160 61.900 70.830 74.260 77.900 55.810 +7,7%
Lithuania 72.830 74.190 72.850 66.800 79.780 77.290 70.760 45.610 +1,0%
Hungary 65.650 66.830 56.080 58.890 64.330 69.790 67.030 47.380 +8,9%
Latvia 37.020 37.740 35.200 36.340 38.070 39.540 36.500 23.500 +3,4%
Greece 30.840 31.080 29.590 30.050 31.150 29.680 32.720 21.600 +1,0%
Croatia 34.300 29.400 30.200 27.800 22.000 26.800 22.500 12.500 -13,8%
Slovenia 21.210 21.410 20.330 17.590 18.710 19.370 20.090 11.290 +1,7%
Estonia 20.110 19.950 19.290 19.620 22.640 21.560 19.480 12.630 +1,7%
Bulgaria 9.550 12.860 12.710 11.670 12.280 15.230 18.930 11.390 +13,4%
Slovakia 22.930 20.220 18.980 17.100 15.470 14.720 14.150 10.170 +10,8%
Luxembourg 7.320 6.200 5.640 5.690 6.630 7.750 8.240 5.990 +15,9%
Cyprus 5.560 5.490 5.290 5.320 4.860 4.700 5.060 3.330 +9,2%
Malta 1.530 1.790 1.430 1.510 1.490 1.330 1.390 890 -12,7%
TOTAL EU-28 7.533.980 7.441.790 6.971.080 7.126.570 7.331.480 7.693.440 7.575.150 4.969.480
Variation on the previous year ² -1,22% -6,33% +2,23% +2,88% +4,94% -1,54% +2,65%
Last update: 16-12-2018
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)