More pigs and less bovine animals slaughtered in 2018

More pigs and less bovine animals slaughtered in 2018

In 2018, 26.51 million animals were slaughtered on a monthly basis. That is what emerged from the slaughtering figures for 2018 published by Statbel, the Belgian statistical office.

In terms of weight, pigs account for the largest share (59 %, 936,000 pigs on a monthly basis).

Chickens register the highest numbers, with 25.4 million chickens slaughtered per month.

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The European economy since the start of the millennium

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Since the start of the millennium, the European economy has evolved and statistics can help to better perceive these structural changes.

This digital publication The European economy since the start of the millennium — a statistical portrait aims to show how main features of the economy of the European Union and its Member States have evolved since 2000 through a large range of statistical data giving both a micro- and a macro-economic perspective.

This publication does not describe the short-term trends of the European economy, but its purpose is to answer questions such as: How has our consumption behaviour changed? How has household income evolved? Are working patterns still the same? What is the share of services in the economy? What is the proportion of large enterprises? Has government employment increased or decreased?

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