According to the latest data published by the Ministry of Agriculture, in the first trimester of 2018 meat production in Spain has grown by 3.87%, reaching 1,808,141 tonnes (1,740,633 tonnes in the same period in 2017).
The pig sector, the most important one, with 67,88% of the total share, produced 1,227,493 tonnes in the first trimester of 2018, this entailing a rise by 6.1%. Fowl, the second in importance, with a share of 20.95%, fell by 1.4% (378,821 tonnes).
Regarding the number of slaughtered pigs, during the first 3 months of 2018, a total of 13,666,957 heads were slaughtered, this entailing a rise by 3.83% versus the same period in 2017.
Friday, June 1st, 2018/ MAPAMA / Spain.