Per capita consumption of fresh meat in Spain in 2018, by type

Chicken was the most consumed fresh meat in Spain in 2018, with consumption volume figures reaching approximately 12.6 kilograms per person. With the average Spaniard intaking ten kilograms of it, pork ranked second on the list of most consumed fresh meats that year. Generally speaking, the per capita consumption of meat averaged out at 46.2 kilograms in 2018, although the figures have been progressively decreasing over the last years.

Fresh meat in Spain

Fresh meat was the most consumed type of meat in Spain, with an annual consumption volume that amounted to approximately 35 kilograms per capita in 2017. Processed meat was by far the second most consumed type of meat, with around 11.4 kilograms that year. Fresh meat is mainly purchased in supermarkets with this type of establishment holding roughly half the sales volume of fresh meat in 2018. Specialist shops were also one of the leading distribution channels to buy fresh meat in Spain that year, with a share of approximately 27 percent of all sales.

Meat price and expenditure trends in Spain

Fresh meat prices have maintained steadily at approximately six euros per kilogram throughout 2018. However, this amount rocketed in December, with fresh meat prices reaching a cost of 6.74 euros per kilogram that year. Spanish households spent 6.7 billion euros on fresh meat during the same year, with fresh pork ranking as the type of fresh meat Spaniards spent most money on. The annual household expenditure on processed meat in Spain stood at over four billion euros in 2018.

Per capita consumption of fresh meat in Spain in 2018, by type

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July 2019



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