European Union: Livestock and Products Semi-annual

Despite the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and the further spread of African Swine Fever in wild boar westwards into Germany, EU pork production and exports broke a record in 2020. In 2021, a new production record is forecast which is anticipated to lead to increased competition on the global market. With a further contraction of the cattle herd, EU beef production is anticipated to continue to fall. Consumption and imports of high-quality beef were significantly cut due to the closures of the food service sector in 2020, but are forecast to recover in 2021.

European Union: Livestock and Products Semi-annual