Number of farms with horses in Denmark 2008-2018

In Denmark, there were more than 4.6 thousand farms with horses as of 2018. This was a significant decrease compared to the previous year, where it amounted to roughly 7.1 thousand. In both years, the number of horses on farms decreased as well. It declined from almost 51.2 thousand animals in 2017 to nearly 46 thousand animals in the year that followed.

Horse meat

   In the period from 2007 to 2017, the average producer prices of horse meat fluctuated. It decreased slightly from approximately 8.7 thousand Danish kroner per metric ton in 2007 to around 8.5 thousand Danish kroner per metric ton in 2018. With an average horse meat producer price of around six thousand Danish kroner per metric ton, it was lowest in 2011.

 International trade 

By the end of October 2018, Denmark exported live horses as well as asses, mules and hinnies valued at 5.34 million U.S. dollars. That year, this was the month with the highest export value. The import value of horses and the like into the country was also highest in October and amounted to 4.91 million U.S. dollars.

Number of farms with horses in Denmark from 2008 to 2018

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Release date

May 2019



Survey time period

2008 to 2018

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