Key Market Indicators
Meat sales in Italy are expected to reach €26.7 billion by 2026, up from €25.3 billion in 2021. This growth rate of 0.9% year-on-year is slightly higher than the 2.7% rise between 2013 and 2021. In 2021, Italy was the fourth biggest market in Europe, overtaken by Spain which reached €25.3 billion. France, Spain and Italy were the second, third and fourth biggest markets respectively. Consumption of meat in Italy is projected to reach 4.99 million metric tons by 2026, up from 4.91 million metric tons in 2021, with an average year-on-year growth rate of 0.3%. Since 2017, demand has declined by 0.3% year-on-year. Production of meat in Italy is forecast to reach 3.6 million metric tons by 2026, down from 3.7 million metric tons in 2021, with an average year-on-year decline of 0.3%. Since 1966, supply has decreased by 1% year-on-year.