Bulgaria has second-lowest meat prices in EU, Denmark the highest - Eurostat

23.08.2017

Denmark has the highest prices of meat in the European Union, while Poland has the lowest, with Bulgaria at the second-lowest, according to figures released by EU statistics agency Eurostat on August 22.

The price of meat in Bulgaria was 44 per cent lower than the EU average, while in Poland, prices were 44 per cent lower than the average for the bloc.

In Denmark, prices were 40 per cent higher than the average, followed by Austria, 37 per cent higher, Eurostat said.

In all of Bulgaria's immediate neighbours, whether members of the EU or not, prices were below the average - but with some considerable differences.

Among Bulgaria's neighbours, prices of meat were highest in Greece, at just 10.4 per cent below the EU average.

In Turkey, meat prices were 22.4 per cent below the average for the EU, in Serbia, prices were 39.1 per cent below the average, in the Republic of Macedonia, 43.3 per cent below the average, and in Romania, 41.1 per cent below the average, according to Eurostat.

Mindful of the summer season, Eurostat titled its release on the statistics for the prices of meat in 2016 "let's have a barbeque". The figures did not state the prices of meat, only percentages in relation to the EU average.


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