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The Growth of the EU Fresh Beef Carcases Market Lost Its Momentum

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IndexBox has just published a new report: 'EU - Fresh Or Chilled Carcases Of Beef And Veal - Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights'. Here is a summary of the report's key findings.

The revenue of the fresh beef carcase market in the European Union amounted to $12.6B in 2018, falling by -3.7% 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). Over the period under review, fresh beef carcass consumption, however, continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The level of fresh beef carcass consumption peaked at $14.6B in 2013; however, from 2014 to 2018, consumption remained at a lower figure.

Consumption By Country

The countries with the highest volumes of fresh beef carcase consumption in 2018 were Italy (1M tonnes), Germany (791K tonnes) and Spain (388K tonnes), with a combined 55% share of total consumption. France, the Netherlands, Poland, the UK, Belgium, Ireland, Greece, Portugal and Hungary lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 36%.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of fresh beef carcass consumption, amongst the main consuming countries, was attained by the Netherlands, while fresh beef carcass consumption for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest fresh beef carcase markets in the European Union were Italy ($3.8B), Germany ($2.1B) and France ($1.6B), with a combined 59% share of the total market. These countries were followed by the Netherlands, the UK, Spain, Poland, Ireland, Greece, Portugal, Belgium and Hungary, which together accounted for a further 33%.

The countries with the highest levels of fresh beef carcase per capita consumption in 2018 were Ireland (24 kg per person), Italy (17 kg per person) and the Netherlands (17 kg per person).

Market Forecast to 2030

Driven by increasing demand for fresh beef carcase in the European Union, the market is expected to continue an upward consumption trend over the next decade. Market performance is forecast to accelerate, expanding with an anticipated CAGR of +2.2% for the period from 2018 to 2030, which is projected to bring the market volume to 5.1M tonnes by the end of 2030.

Production in the EU

The fresh beef carcase production totaled 4.1M tonnes in 2018, lowering by -10.7% against the previous year. Over the period under review, fresh beef carcase production, however, continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2016 with an increase of 7.7% y-o-y. In that year, fresh beef carcase production reached its peak volume of 4.6M tonnes. From 2017 to 2018, fresh beef carcase production growth failed to regain its momentum.

Production By Country 

The countries with the highest volumes of fresh beef carcase production in 2018 were Italy (817K tonnes), Germany (802K tonnes) and Spain (448K tonnes), with a combined 51% share of total production.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of fresh beef carcase production, amongst the main producing countries, was attained by Germany, while fresh beef carcase production for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Exports in the EU

In 2018, approx. 1.2M tonnes of fresh or chilled carcases of beef and veal were exported in the European Union; increasing by 3.5% against the previous year. In general, fresh beef carcase exports continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. In value terms, fresh beef carcase exports stood at $5.2B (IndexBox estimates) in 2018. 

Exports by Country

The exports of the six major exporters of fresh or chilled carcases of beef and veal, namely Poland, France, the Netherlands, Germany, Spain and Belgium, represented more than two-thirds of total export. It was distantly followed by Italy (59K tonnes), mixing up a 4.9% share of total exports. Ireland (50K tonnes) held a minor share of total exports.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of exports, amongst the main exporting countries, was attained by Poland, while exports for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, Poland ($901M), France ($822M) and the Netherlands ($752M) were the countries with the highest levels of exports in 2018, with a combined 47% share of total exports.

Export Prices by Country

In 2018, the fresh beef carcase export price in the European Union amounted to $4,312 per tonne, increasing by 3.7% against the previous year. In general, the fresh beef carcase export price, however, continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. 

Average prices varied somewhat amongst the major exporting countries. In 2018, major exporting countries recorded the following prices: in the Netherlands ($5,145 per tonne) and Belgium ($4,824 per tonne), while Italy ($3,720 per tonne) and Poland ($3,967 per tonne) were amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Poland, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Imports in the EU

The volume of imports amounted to 1.1M tonnes in 2018, therefore, remained relatively stable against the previous year. Over the period under review, fresh beef carcase imports, however, continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. In value terms, fresh beef carcase imports stood at $4.9B (IndexBox estimates) in 2018. 

Imports by Country

Italy (247K tonnes) and the Netherlands (244K tonnes) represented roughly 45% of total imports of fresh or chilled carcases of beef and veal in 2018. Germany (129K tonnes) held the next position in the ranking, followed by France (84K tonnes), Greece (82K tonnes), Portugal (61K tonnes) and Spain (56K tonnes). All these countries together took approx. 38% share of total imports.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of imports, amongst the main importing countries, was attained by the Netherlands, while imports for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, Italy ($1.3B), the Netherlands ($887M) and Germany ($563M) constituted the countries with the highest levels of imports in 2018, with a combined 56% share of total imports.

Import Prices by Country

The fresh beef carcase import price in the European Union stood at $4,500 per tonne in 2018, going up by 5.3% against the previous year. In general, the fresh beef carcase import price, however, continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The level of import price peaked at $5,077 per tonne in 2013; however, from 2014 to 2018, import prices stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Average prices varied somewhat amongst the major importing countries. In 2018, major importing countries recorded the following prices: in Spain ($5,325 per tonne) and Italy ($5,290 per tonne), while the Netherlands ($3,637 per tonne) and Germany ($4,352 per tonne) were amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by France, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform

Product coverage:
• Prodcom 10111140 - Fresh or chilled carcases, half-carcases and quarters with bone in, of beef and veal

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the fresh beef carcase 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.


Country coverage:
• Bulgaria
• Croatia
• Cyprus
• Estonia
• Hungary
• Latvia
• Lithuania
• Luxembourg
• Malta
• Slovakia
• Slovenia

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 2007–2019
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 2007–2019
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 2019
Table 2:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Table 3:
Market Value, 2007–2019
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption, By Country, 2015–2019
Table 5:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 6:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 7:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 8:
Import Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2019
Table 9:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 10:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 11:
Export Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2019
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2007–2019
Figure 3:
Consumption, By Country, 2019
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, 2007–2019
Figure 17:
Production, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 18:
Production, By Country, 2019
Figure 19:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 20:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 21:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 22:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2019
Figure 23:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 24:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 25:
Import Prices, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 26:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 27:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 28:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2019
Figure 29:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 30:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 31:
Export Prices, 2007–2019

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