Meat And Poultry Market Overview in Albania
In value terms, meat and poultry production declined to $ in 2019 estimated in export prices. In general, production, however, showed a slight decrease. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2010 when the production volume increased by % year-to-year. Albania production peaked at $ in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2019, production remained at a lower figure.
The average yield of meat and poultry in Albania declined slightly to kg per heads in 2019, waning by -% against the previous year. Overall, the yield recorded a mild setback. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2009 with an increase of % y-o-y. The global yield peaked at kg per heads in 2010; however, from 2011 to 2019, the yield stood at a somewhat lower figure.
The number of animals slaughtered for meat and poultry production in Albania totaled heads in 2019, growing by % against the previous year. Over the period under review, the total number of producing animals indicated a slight expansion from 2007 to 2019: its figure increased at an average annual rate of +% over the last twelve years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2019 figures, number of animals slaughtered for meat and poultry production increased by +% against 2011 indices. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2015 when the number of producing animals increased by % year-to-year. Over the period under review, this number attained the peak level in 2019 and is likely to continue growth in the near future.
The size of the meat and poultry market in Albania fell to $ in 2019, approximately mirroring the previous year. This figure reflects the total revenues of producers and importers (excluding logistics costs, retail marketing costs, and retailers' margins, which will be included in the final consumer price). Overall, consumption continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2010 with an increase of % against the previous year. Albania consumption peaked at $ in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2019, consumption failed to regain the momentum.
From 2007 to 2008, the biggest increases were in horse, mule and donkey meat (+% per year), while meat and poultry consumption for the other products experienced more modest paces of growth.
In value terms, beef (cattle meat) ($) led the market, alone. The second position in the ranking was occupied by lamb and sheep meat ($). It was followed by chicken meat.
From 2007 to 2008, the average annual growth rate of the market volume of beef (cattle meat) amounted to +%. For the other products, the average annual rates were as follows: lamb and sheep meat (-% per year) and chicken meat (+% per year).