Rabbit Meat Market Overview in Italy
In value terms, rabbit meat production expanded markedly to $ in 2019 estimated in export prices. In general, production, however, recorded a noticeable descent. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2008 when the production volume increased by % year-to-year. Over the period under review, production reached the maximum level at $ in 2013; however, from 2014 to 2019, production failed to regain the momentum.
In 2019, the average yield of rabbit or hare meat in Italy was estimated at kg per heads, with an increase of % on 2018 figures. Overall, the yield, however, continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2014 with an increase of % year-to-year. Over the period under review, the average rabbit meat yield reached the peak level at kg per heads in 2016; however, from 2017 to 2019, the yield failed to regain the momentum.
The number of animals slaughtered for rabbit meat production in Italy rose modestly to heads in 2019, with an increase of % against 2018. In general, the number of producing animals, however, continues to indicate a perceptible setback. The number of animals slaughtered for rabbit meat production peaked at heads in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2019, producing animals stood at a somewhat lower figure.
The size of the rabbit meat market in Italy rose remarkably to $ in 2019, 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, consumption, however, saw a noticeable downturn. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2008 with an increase of % against the previous year. Rabbit meat consumption peaked at $ in 2013; however, from 2014 to 2019, consumption stood at a somewhat lower figure.