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Article Publishing Date: Sep 12, 2020

Italy, Germany and Spain Comprise Over a Half of the European Bacon And Ham Market

IndexBox has just published a new report: 'EU - Bacon, Ham And Other Dried, Salted Or Smoked Pig Meat - Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights'. Here is a summary of the report's key findings.

The EU bacon and ham market expanded to $19.8B in 2019, increasing by 2% against the previous year. This figure reflects the total revenues of producers and importers (excluding logistics costs, retail marketing costs, and retailers' margins, which will be included in the final consumer price). Overall, consumption saw a mild curtailment. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2017 when the market value increased by 4.7% y-o-y. Over the period under review, the market hit record highs at $20.9B in 2013; however, from 2014 to 2019, consumption failed to regain the momentum.

Consumption by Country

The countries with the highest volumes of bacon and ham consumption in 2019 were Germany (670K tonnes), the UK (543K tonnes) and Italy (504K tonnes), with a combined 56% share of total consumption. Spain, France, Poland, Ireland, the Netherlands, Romania and Belgium lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 33%.

From 2013 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of bacon and ham consumption, amongst the main consuming countries, was attained by Belgium, while bacon and ham consumption for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, Italy ($5.9B), Germany ($3.7B) and Spain ($2.4B) were the countries with the highest levels of market value in 2019, with a combined 61% share of the total market. These countries were followed by the UK, France, Ireland, Poland, Belgium, Romania and the Netherlands, which together accounted for a further 30%.

In 2019, the highest levels of bacon and ham per capita consumption was registered in Ireland (28 kg per person), followed by Italy (8.47 kg per person), Germany (8.18 kg per person) and the UK (8.07 kg per person), while the world average per capita consumption of bacon and ham was estimated at 6 kg per person.

Production in the EU

In 2019, production of bacon, ham and other dried, salted or smoked pig meat decreased by -0.4% to 3.1M tonnes, falling for the third year in a row after two years of growth. In general, production, however, recorded a relatively flat trend pattern. 

The countries with the highest volumes of bacon and ham production in 2019 were Germany (704K tonnes), Italy (561K tonnes) and the UK (366K tonnes), together accounting for 53% of total production.

From 2013 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of bacon and ham production, amongst the main producing countries, was attained by the UK, while bacon and ham production for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Imports in the EU

In 2019, overseas purchases of bacon, ham and other dried, salted or smoked pig meat increased by 2.8% to 440K tonnes, rising for the third consecutive year after two years of decline. Overall, imports, however, continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The volume of imports peaked at 468K tonnes in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2019, imports remained at a lower figure. In value terms, bacon and ham imports reduced to $2.3B (IndexBox estimates) in 2019. 

Imports by Country

The UK was the major importing country with an import of around 193K tonnes, which recorded 44% of total imports. It was distantly followed by France (43K tonnes), Belgium (39K tonnes), Germany (28K tonnes), Italy (23K tonnes) and Denmark (20K tonnes), together committing a 35% share of total imports. Ireland (17K tonnes), the Netherlands (10K tonnes), Portugal (9.6K tonnes) and Austria (8.8K tonnes) occupied a relatively small share of total imports.

From 2013 to 2019, average annual rates of growth with regard to bacon and ham imports into the UK stood at -3.8%. At the same time, Belgium (+16.4%), Austria (+9.9%), Denmark (+2.5%) and Ireland (+1.4%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, Belgium emerged as the fastest-growing importer imported in the European Union, with a CAGR of +16.4% from 2013-2019.  Meanwhile, imports to France, Italy, Portugal and Germany experienced a relatively flat trend pattern. By contrast, the Netherlands (-4.0%) illustrated a downward trend over the same period.

In value terms, the largest bacon and ham importing markets in the European Union were the UK ($721M), France ($370M) and Germany ($270M), together accounting for 60% of total imports. Belgium, Italy, Denmark, the Netherlands, Austria, Ireland and Portugal lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 28%.

Among the main importing countries, Austria recorded the highest growth rate of the value of imports, over the period under review, while purchases for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Import Prices by Country

The bacon and ham import price in the European Union stood at $5,189 per tonne in 2019, falling by -3.5% against the previous year. Overall, the import price continues to indicate a mild slump. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2016 an increase of 14% y-o-y. Over the period under review, the import price reached the maximum at $5,834 per tonne in 2013; however, from 2014 to 2019, import prices stood at a somewhat lower figure.

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major importing countries. In 2019, the country with the highest price was Germany ($9,611 per tonne), while Belgium ($3,562 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2013 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by the Netherlands, while the other leaders experienced a decline in the import price figures.

Source: IndexBox Platform

Product coverage:
• Prodcom 10131120 - Hams, shoulders and cuts thereof with bone in, of swine, s alted, in brine, dried or smoked
• Prodcom 10131150 - Bellies and cuts thereof of swine, salted, in brine, dried or smoked
• Prodcom 10131180 - Pig meat salted, in brine, dried or smoked (including bacon, 3/4 sides/middles, fore-ends, loins and cuts thereof, excluding hams, shoulders and cuts thereof with bone in, bellies and cuts thereof)

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the bacon and ham market in the EU. Within it, you will discover the latest data on market trends and opportunities by country, consumption, production and price developments, as well as the global trade (imports and exports). The forecast exhibits the market prospects through 2025.



Data coverage:
• Market volume and value
• Per Capita consumption
• Forecast of the market dynamics in the medium term
• Production in the EU, split by region and country
• Trade (exports and imports) in the EU
• Export and import prices
• Market trends, drivers and restraints
• Key market players and their profiles

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1. INTRODUCTION

Making Data-Driven Decisions to Grow Your Business

1.1
REPORT DESCRIPTION
1.2
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND AI PLATFORM
1.3
DATA-DRIVEN DECISIONS FOR YOUR BUSINESS
1.4
GLOSSARY AND SPECIFIC TERMS
2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

A Quick Overview of Market Performance

2.1
KEY FINDINGS
2.2
MARKET TRENDS
3. MARKET OVERVIEW

Understanding the Current State of The Market and Its Prospects

3.1
MARKET SIZE
3.2
CONSUMPTION BY COUNTRY
3.3
MARKET FORECAST TO 2030
4. MOST PROMISING PRODUCTS

Finding New Products to Diversify Your Business

4.1
TOP PRODUCTS TO DIVERSIFY YOUR BUSINESS
4.2
BEST-SELLING PRODUCTS
4.3
MOST CONSUMED PRODUCT
4.4
MOST TRADED PRODUCT
4.5
MOST PROFITABLE PRODUCT FOR EXPORT
5. MOST PROMISING SUPPLYING COUNTRIES

Choosing the Best Countries to Establish Your Sustainable Supply Chain

5.1
TOP COUNTRIES TO SOURCE YOUR PRODUCT
5.2
TOP PRODUCING COUNTRIES
5.3
TOP EXPORTING COUNTRIES
5.4
LOW-COST EXPORTING COUNTRIES
6. MOST PROMISING OVERSEAS MARKETS

Choosing the Best Countries to Boost Your Exports

6.1
TOP OVERSEAS MARKETS FOR EXPORTING YOUR PRODUCT
6.2
TOP CONSUMING MARKETS
6.3
UNSATURATED MARKETS
6.4
TOP IMPORTING MARKETS
6.5
MOST PROFITABLE MARKETS
7. PRODUCTION

The Latest Trends and Insights into The Industry

7.1
PRODUCTION VOLUME AND VALUE
7.2
PRODUCTION BY COUNTRY
8. IMPORTS

The Largest Importers on The Market and How They Succeed

8.1
IMPORTS FROM 2007–2020
8.2
IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
8.3
IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
9. EXPORTS

The Largest Exporters on The Market and How They Succeed

9.1
EXPORTS FROM 2007–2020
9.2
EXPORTS BY COUNTRY
9.3
EXPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
10. PROFILES OF MAJOR PRODUCERS

The Largest Producers on The Market and Their Profiles

11. COUNTRY PROFILES

The Largest Markets And Their Profiles

• Austria
• Belgium
• Bulgaria
• Croatia
• Cyprus
• Czech Republic
• Denmark
• Estonia
• Finland
• France
• Germany
• Greece
• Hungary
• Ireland
• Italy
• Latvia
• Lithuania
• Luxembourg
• Malta
• Netherlands
• Poland
• Portugal
• Romania
• Slovakia
• Slovenia
• Spain
• Sweden
LIST OF TABLES
Table 1:
Key Findings In 2020
Table 2:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Table 3:
Market Value, 2007–2020
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption, By Country, 2018–2020
Table 5:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 6:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 7:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 8:
Import Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2020
Table 9:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 10:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 11:
Export Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2020
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2007–2020
Figure 3:
Consumption, By Country, 2020
Figure 4:
Market Forecast To 2025
Figure 5:
Products: Market Size And Growth, By Type
Figure 6:
Products: Average Per Capita Consumption, By Type
Figure 7:
Products: Exports And Growth, By Type
Figure 8:
Products: Export Prices And Growth, By Type
Figure 9:
Production Volume And Growth
Figure 10:
Exports And Growth
Figure 11:
Export Prices And Growth
Figure 12:
Market Size And Growth
Figure 13:
Per Capita Consumption
Figure 14:
Imports And Growth
Figure 15:
Import Prices
Figure 16:
Production, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 17:
Production, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 18:
Production, By Country, 2020
Figure 19:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 20:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 21:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 22:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2020
Figure 23:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 24:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 25:
Import Prices, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 26:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 27:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 28:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2020
Figure 29:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 30:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 31:
Export Prices, 2007–2020

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