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October 17, 2017

 

Ireland's meat supply increased almost 5% in 2016

 

 

Ireland's total meat supply in 2016 increased 4.8%, or by 63,000 tonnes, to 1,369,000 tonnes, according to the Irish Central Statistics Office (CSO).

 

CSO data showed that livestock slaughterings increased 4.9% to 1,078,000 tonnes, while imports of meat amounted to 291,500 tonnes, an increase of 4.5%.

 

Some 950,000 tonnes, or almost 70% of the total available supply of meat, were exported, and the remaining 419,000 tonnes (30.6%) were used domestically.

 

Self-sufficiency in total meat and meat products decreased from 276% to 269% between 2015 and 2016, while self-sufficiency in beef and veal remained virtually unchanged at 679%.
 
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