According to a press release from Wageningen University and Research (WUR), per capita consumption of meat and meat products in the Netherlands in 2021 will be 76.1 kg. The amount was about the same as 75.9 kg. 2020 This is according to a Wageningen University & Research study commissioned by animal rights group Wakker Dier. These numbers mean that the downward trend from 2020 (compared to 2019) will continue into his 2021.

Meat consumption in the country did not return to pre-coronavirus (pre-2019) levels in 2021. A slight increase in 2021 compared to 2020 is due to an increase in consumption of red meat (pork and beef). White meat (poultry) decreased slightly due to a slight increase in volume.

The near-steadiness of meat consumption in both the Corona era (2020 and 2021) suggests that the observed increase in meat sales in supermarkets and butchers (retail trade) in 2020 has leveled off.

However, sales of raw meat and meat products decreased significantly in 2021 compared to 2020. Nevertheless, 2021 meat sales were slightly above 2019 levels, with the exception of pork and pork products.

Wholesale (including catering and catering business suppliers) actually saw an increase in meat sales in 2021 compared to 2020. However, this 2021 wholesale sales growth for him by no means means he’ll return to his 2019 numbers.

Changes between retail and wholesale channels during the Covid-19 era suggest that meat sales from these channels may reach pre-Covid levels, but this should not be taken for granted.

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