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-Mar)
±% from 2018 ¹
France 1.847.460 1.655.880 1.702.520 1.762.150 1.659.130 1.658.700 1.691.170 418.610 -4,7%
Germany 1.278.000 1.215.000 1.272.000 1.232.000 1.336.000 1.243.000 1.236.000 310.000 -1,6%
United Kingdoms 616.300 586.600 573.850 598.830 661.840 643.440 676.720 166.660 -0,8%
Poland 472.000 379.430 493.230 533.150 586.020 600.700 604.150 125.800 -12,6%
Italy 561.050 538.610 472.260 543.530 566.430 526.780 573.260 138.760 -4,1%
The Netherlands 446.340 435.620 464.500 429.580 495.600 565.850 523.710 102.780 -28,8%
Ireland 336.780 371.340 367.860 322.150 359.370 375.310 399.110 90.530 +3,2%
Belgium 319.660 297.480 314.060 332.130 361.880 366.030 364.340 83.770 -7,6%
Spain 353.860 323.410 314.510 380.620 373.940 361.970 356.120 81.160 +3,5%
Austria 199.050 198.030 196.290 205.810 207.950 204.020 205.540 49.000 -8,7%
Denmark 211.300 211.900 215.400 176.600 200.200 172.000 183.300 44.500 -3,1%
Sweden 146.450 138.070 140.190 141.320 137.960 127.330 140.700 40.460 +10,5%
Romania 62.300 63.110 61.600 102.290 151.130 154.070 111.560 24.580 -1,8%
Czech Republic 106.090 98.460 94.400 99.060 109.050 102.460 107.480 26.600 +1,7%
Portugal 73.750 66.160 61.900 70.830 74.260 77.900 82.570 17.160 -3,5%
Finland 84.240 84.390 83.620 84.020 84.920 78.740 79.090 19.100 +1,5%
Lithuania 74.190 72.850 66.800 79.780 77.290 70.760 71.790 15.310 +1,3%
Hungary 66.830 56.080 58.890 64.330 69.790 67.030 70.000 15.830 -0,6%
Latvia 37.740 35.200 36.340 38.070 39.540 36.500 36.880 8.300 -3,2%
Greece 31.080 29.590 30.050 31.150 29.680 32.720 32.360 6.980 -4,9%
Slovenia 21.410 20.330 17.590 18.710 19.370 20.090 20.330 5.380 +7,2%
Bulgaria 12.860 12.710 11.670 12.280 15.230 18.930 20.170 3.820 -29,9%
Estonia 19.950 19.290 19.620 22.640 21.560 19.480 19.720 4.650 +2,6%
Croatia 29.400 30.200 27.800 22.000 26.800 22.500 19.700 4.400 -17,0%
Slovakia 20.220 18.980 17.100 15.470 14.720 14.150 14.810 3.450 -12,0%
Luxembourg 6.200 5.640 5.690 6.630 7.750 8.240 9.290 2.550 +7,1%
Cyprus 5.490 5.290 5.320 4.860 4.690 5.060 5.050 1.310 -15,5%
Malta 1.790 1.430 1.510 1.490 1.330 1.390 1.320 360 +5,9%
TOTAL EU-28 7.441.790 6.971.080 7.126.570 7.331.480 7.693.430 7.575.150 7.656.240 1.811.810
Variation on the previous year ² -6,33% +2,23% +2,88% +4,94% -1,54% +1,07% -5,21%
Last update: 20-06-2019
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)