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European cattle slaughter set to decline further in 2021

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released data on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on global slaughter rates, which suggests that European Union slaughter declined by 1.67% in 2020, with an anticipated further fall of 0.46% expected in 2021.


2020 calfskin volumes down across main European producing countries

According to industry analysts at theSauerReport, 2020 witnessed a moderate decline in the number of calves slaughtered across all the major European producers. While data for the whole year is currently available only for France and Belgium, it is highly unlikely that the eleven-month figures for the other countries will alter greatly for the month of December and should be regarded as a good approximation of the annual results.


Perhaps even put a tie on

Reporting on the European situation recently, Robert Perkins, Chair of the British Footwear Association (BFA), said that most countries are now forecasting a decline in footwear sales of 20-30% for 2020 versus 2019. This is better than the forecast decline of 30-40% four months ago.