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October 22, 2020

Eurostat: Poland, Bulgaria and Romania have the lowest prices for meat in EU

Denmark had the highest prices for meat among the European Union (EU) members states in 2016, by almost 40 percent higher than the EU average, while the lowest prices were found in Poland, by 47 percent lower compared to the European average, followed by Bulgaria, by 44 percent lower and Romania, by 41.1 percent below the EU average, showed data released on Wednesday by Eurostat.

Other member states with significantly higher prices for meat compared to the European average are Austria, by 37 percent exceeding the average, Sweden, by 34.5 exceeding the average, and France, 31.3 percent higher than the average.

Considering all countries in Europe, and not just the EU member states, the highest prices for meat are to be found in Switzerland, by 157 percent over the EU average, while the lowest remain those in Poland, which are even lower than prices for meat recorded in Albania or Macedonia.

A previous research conducted by Caterwings confirmed that Switzerland had the biggest prices for meat in the world, with 49.68 US dollar being paid in this country for 1 kilogram of beef, by almost 150 percent higher than the global average. On the other hand, an unqualified worker from Switzerland has to work only 3.1 hours to be able to buy a kilogram of meat, while one from Indonesia would need to work 23.6 hours to buy a kilogram of beef, even if 1 kilogram of beef only costs 9.01 US dollars in this country.

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