MEAT BUSINESS FORUM
MEAT BUSINESS FORUM is a business event with the participation of producers and exporters of meat and meat products from Catalonia, and importers and distributors from third countries.
The goal is to create a platform where the interests of all parties can come together to generate business flows.
THE MEAT SECTOR IN CATALONIA
The meat industry is the main agri-food sector in Catalonia, with turnover of €7 Bn. It represents 31% of turnover in the agri-food sector, 40% in employment and 18% in number of companies. This sector is increasingly focused on vertical integration as a way of ensuring traceability from farm to fork, in line with growing market demands. Every year Catalonia produces more than two million tonnes of meat of all species: pork, beef, mutton, goat, horse, poultry and rabbit.
Catalunya, best European region for the future*
The agri-food sector is the largest of the Catalan economy and one of the most dynamic export sectors. The volume and value of its exports are growing year after year.
Catalonia’s logistics network can serve 400 million consumers in under 48 hours, while its geostrategic location enables efficient intercontinental connections with Asia and America as well as optimum distribution to Europe and Africa.
*Financial Times fDi Magazine ranking
Catalonia in figures
The Catalan agri-food sector, driver o the Catalan economy
The agri-food sector generates €38.2 Bn turnover, equivalent to 16.28% of Catalonia’s GDP, and directly employs 164,372 people. This makes it the region’s largest sector of the economy.
It comprises 57,423 agricultural holdings, 3,922 food and drink industries, and 436 establishments in the agri-food auxiliary industry.
The meat sector is the largest processed food sub-sector representing 32% of turnover volume, followed by fine food (30%), vegetable oils (9%), wine (7%), fruit and vegetables (4%), cereals and mill grain products (2%), and fish and seafood (1%).
The food and drink industry in Catalonia accounts for 23% of the sector turnover in Spain.