BELGIUM, Brussels. In 2018, 890,000 cattle were slaughtered in Belgium, 3% less than a year ago. The corresponding meat production is estimated at 277,310 t, a minus of 1.5% compared to 2017.
At around 200,166 t, global export volumes are stabilising at almost the same level as in the previous year. The main sales region remains the European Union, which absorbs 91.2% of Belgium's foreign trade with 182,588 t, an increase of 1.5% over the previous year.