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Foto Each Spanish household consumes 50 kilos of meat per year

A report by MERCASA, exhibitor at MEAT ATTRACTION, points to an average expenditure of 330 Euros

In each Spanish home, 50 kilos of meat and meat products are consumed on average per year, and the per capita expenditure is close to 330 Euros, according to a MERCASA report referring to the period 2008 - 2017 and based on data from the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and Environment, MAPAMA. MERCASA is part of the Organizing Committee of the second edition of MEAT ATTRACTION 2018, the Meat Sector Fair, jointly organized by IFEMA and ANICE, National Meat Processing Industries Association of Spain. The commercial event will take place between the18th and the 20th of September at Feria de Madrid.

The Fair is the best indicator of the situation of the meat industry in Spain. The MERCASA study is especially interesting, as it focuses on the period of the crisis. From this study, it is clear that the most notable consumption of this type of food is associated with fresh meat and, more specifically, chicken and pork. Processed meat, with about 12 kilos and 100 Euros per person, is the one that enjoys greater acceptance in Spanish households, while the demand for frozen meat is significantly lower. In general and against stable figures, and even with a slight increase of 2.5% in the food market, in the family of meat and meat products there was a small decrease in consumption during the last decade, of 0.9%.
By categories, the demand for fresh meat decreased by 3.3%; frozen meat, which started from smaller figures, experienced an upward trend (+ 44.7%), and processed meat also grew, although at a lower rate (3.6% more).
During the period under study, differences in the consumption of this type of food are observed, according to the typology of the households. Thus, those of the upper and upper-middle class register a higher consumption, which decreases in the case of the lower class. The average consumption among retirees, adult couples without children, independent adults and couples with older children is also positive, with lower consumption rates among couples with small children, young couples without children, in single parent households and among independent young people
Considering the profile of the buyer, if he/she does not work, the evolution of consumption is less negative than in the case of those buyers incorporated in the labour market (-0.1% versus -1.8%).
Finally, and considering the size of the municipality of residence, consumers residing in small population centres with less than 2,000 inhabitants registered a better behaviour in the per capita consumption of meat (8.3% more). By contrast, in the large municipalities - of more than half a million inhabitants - there was a negative evolution (-10%).

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Press and Communications Department of IFEMA; Jesús González | Chief Press Officer of MEAT ATTRACTION | 91-722.50.95 /







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