Retour Planning a BBQ? How meat prices compare across the EU


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If you are planning to buy some meat for a barbecue in the last few weeks of summer, you might be interested in knowing how the price of meat in your country compares with other Member States of the EU.

When price levels in countries are compared with the EU average price level index of 100, the results show that in 2019, the price of meat was highest in Austria (price level index of 145) and Luxembourg (141), followed by France (131), the Netherlands (127), Belgium (125) and Finland (124).


Meat prices in the EU in 2019


In contrast, the lowest price levels for meat in 2019 were in Poland and Romania (both with a price level index of 63), followed by Bulgaria (66) and Lithuania (71).


Consumer price levels for meat in 2019, EU27 = 100


The categories of meat covered by these statistics include beef and veal, pork, lamb, mutton and goat, poultry, other meats and edible offal, delicatessen and other meat preparations.


For more information on consumer price levels in the EU:


Note: The European Union (EU) includes 27 EU Member States. The United Kingdom left the European Union on 31 January 2020. Further information is published here.


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