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Slaughterhouses processed 40 329.1 t of meat in 2019 – Geostat

Slaughterhouses processed 40 329.1 t of meat in 2019 – Geostat
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According to Geostat, in 2019 the 438.6 thousand livestock were slaughtered in the slaughterhouses according to survey results, 38.0 percent of which were cattle and 62.0 percent – sheep, goat, pig etc. In addition, the number of poultry slaughtered in slaughterhouses during the reporting period amounted to 11 084.8 thousand.

40 329.1 tons of meat were produced by slaughterhouses (i.e. slaughtered weight, including poultry meat) during the 2019, 40.4 percent of which is beef, 38.8 percent – poultry meat, 16.8 percent – pork, 3.9 percent – sheep and goat meat and share of other was not significant.

2 697.2 tons of meat from the slaughtered livestock were purchased in 2019 of which 59.1 percent is pork meat, 34.2 percent cattle and 6.7 percent – goat and sheep.

The service was provided to 40.3 thousand persons, 38.6 percent of which were households. The monthly average number of people employed in slaughterhouses equaled 957 persons. The average cost of the service of slaughtering per each livestock made up: slaughtering cattle – 24.9 GEL, sheep or goat – 11.4 GEL, and pig – 22.4 GEL.

To note, in 2019, the number of active livestock and poultry slaughterhouses was 106 in Georgia.