Market for Lamb And Sheep Meat in Austria
In value terms, lamb and sheep meat production soared to $ in estimated in export prices. Overall, production continues to indicate a resilient increase. As a result, production reached the peak level and is likely to continue growth in the immediate term.
The average yield of lamb and sheep meat in Austria was estimated at kg per head in , standing approx. at the previous year. Overall, the yield saw a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2013 when the yield increased by % year-to-year. As a result, the yield attained the peak level of kg per head. from 2014 to , the growth of the average lamb and sheep meat yield remained at a lower figure.
The number of animals slaughtered for lamb and sheep meat production in Austria was estimated at heads in , picking up by % against the previous year. This number increased at an average annual rate of +% over the period from 2007 to ; the trend pattern remained consistent, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations in certain years. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2008 when the number of producing animals increased by % year-to-year. As a result, the number of animals produced attained the peak level of heads. from 2009 to , the growth of this number remained at a somewhat lower figure.
The size of the lamb and sheep meat market in Austria surged to $ in , picking up by % against 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). Over the period under review, the total consumption indicated a strong expansion from 2007 to : its value increased at an average annual rate of +% over the last thirteen-year period. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on figures, consumption increased by +% against 2015 indices. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2008 with an increase of % y-o-y. Lamb and sheep meat consumption peaked in and is expected to retain growth in years to come.