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 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
(Jan-May)
±% from 2018 ¹
France 1.847.460 1.655.880 1.702.520 1.762.150 1.659.130 1.658.700 1.691.170 678.440 -3,0%
Germany 1.278.000 1.215.000 1.272.000 1.232.000 1.336.000 1.243.000 1.236.000 502.000 +0,4%
United Kingdoms 616.300 586.600 573.850 598.830 661.840 643.440 676.720 261.480 -2,6%
Poland 472.000 379.430 493.230 533.150 586.020 600.700 604.150 209.970 -9,1%
Italy 561.050 538.610 472.260 543.530 566.430 526.780 573.260 222.220 -2,7%
The Netherlands 446.340 435.620 464.500 429.580 495.600 565.850 523.710 164.360 -25,2%
Ireland 336.780 371.340 367.860 322.150 359.370 375.310 399.110 152.450 +0,7%
Belgium 319.660 297.480 314.060 332.130 361.880 366.030 364.340 139.360 -5,7%
Spain 353.860 323.410 314.510 380.620 373.940 361.970 352.940 135.030 +0,4%
Austria 199.050 198.030 196.290 205.810 207.950 204.020 205.540 82.220 -2,9%
Denmark 211.300 211.900 215.400 176.600 200.200 172.000 183.300 68.600 -7,0%
Sweden 146.450 138.070 140.190 141.320 137.960 127.330 140.700 59.990 +5,7%
Romania 62.300 63.110 61.600 102.290 151.130 154.070 111.560 40.220 -5,3%
Czech Republic 106.090 98.460 94.400 99.060 109.050 102.460 107.480 43.970 +1,1%
Portugal 73.750 66.160 61.900 70.830 74.260 77.900 82.570 30.520 -2,2%
Finland 84.240 84.390 83.620 84.020 84.920 78.740 79.090 29.750 -2,6%
Lithuania 74.190 72.850 66.800 79.780 77.290 70.760 71.790 25.760 -2,6%
Hungary 66.830 56.080 58.890 64.330 69.790 67.030 70.000 30.140 +3,3%
Latvia 37.740 35.200 36.340 38.070 39.540 36.500 36.880 14.070 -4,0%
Greece 31.080 29.590 30.050 31.150 29.680 32.720 32.360 11.650 -10,7%
Slovenia 21.410 20.330 17.590 18.710 19.370 20.090 20.330 8.650 +11,3%
Bulgaria 12.860 12.710 11.670 12.280 15.230 18.930 20.170 6.200 -23,9%
Estonia 19.950 19.290 19.620 22.640 21.560 19.480 19.720 7.580 -0,9%
Croatia 29.400 30.200 27.800 22.000 26.800 22.500 19.700 7.100 -15,5%
Slovakia 20.220 18.980 17.100 15.470 14.720 14.150 14.810 5.250 -17,2%
Luxembourg 6.200 5.640 5.690 6.630 7.750 8.240 9.290 4.210 +10,2%
Cyprus 5.490 5.290 5.320 4.860 4.690 5.060 5.050 2.110 -9,1%
Malta 1.790 1.430 1.510 1.490 1.330 1.390 1.320 520 -20,0%
TOTAL EU-28 7.441.790 6.971.080 7.126.570 7.331.480 7.693.430 7.575.150 7.653.060 2.943.820
Variation on the previous year ² -6,33% +2,23% +2,88% +4,94% -1,54% +1,03% -4,19%
Last update: 21-08-2019
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)