Meat in Italy is king of the country’s most popular meats, according to a new survey.
The latest survey of more than 300 Italian meat producers shows that meat from Italy’s top producers is the most popular in the country.
More than one-third of meat produced in Italy, including meat from the top two Italian meat exporting regions, are exported to Europe, according a survey of meat processors conducted by Meat and Livestock Europe, the meat trade association.
Meat from France, Spain and Italy, which together account for 80 per cent of the Italian market, is second.
The survey of 2,300 meat processors in 14 countries found that meat produced from these countries accounted for less than 1 per cent.
The number of imported meat producers rose from two per cent to 11 per cent in the year to December, from 2.5 million tonnes to 5.5m tonnes.
The report said imports from France and Spain rose by a total of 10 per cent, while Italy’s imports rose by five per cent from the previous year.
“Our main competitors have also been growing and they are doing well,” said Giovanni Mascolini, CEO of the Meat and Meat Products Export Association, an industry body representing meat producers.
“The export market in Italy has grown, but we have been growing in this country, too, with more and more countries coming to Italy.”
In other countries we are seeing the trend with more imports, and we are also seeing more competition with imports.
“Italy is now a major meat exporter to France and the UK, according the survey.
Meat and meat products accounted for more than 40 per cent and 12 per cent respectively of the total meat exports from the three countries in 2016.”
Meat and poultry, which account for about half of Italian exports, increased by 10 per of last year’s imports.”
They are up 15 per cent on 2016 and we expect that trend to continue.”
Meat and poultry, which account for about half of Italian exports, increased by 10 per of last year’s imports.
Meat, meat and meat product accounted for nearly half of all Italian imports in 2016, up from 34 per cent the year before.
The report also found that the share of the market for meat and poultry products has risen.
Italy is also growing more than its neighbors.
The proportion of the world’s meat, poultry and fish consumed in Italy increased by nearly five per of the overall global increase in meat consumption, the survey found.