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Decline in meat production
After increasing steadily throughout the 90s, a decline was registered in overall meat production in Norway. Preliminary figures showed that 261 000 tons of meat were approved, a decline of almost 2 per cent from the year before.
Of the approved carcasses in 2000 pork accounted for 39 per cent, beef 35 per cent, poultry 16 per cent and mutton 9 per cent. Compared with 1999, the quantities of poultry and mutton butchered increased while quantities of beef and pork declined. The decline for beef alone was 5 per cent.
Poultry, butchered: Doubled since 1990
Since 1990 the amount of poultry butchered has more than doubled, from 19 500 tons to 42 900 tons. Just from 1999 to 2000 alone the amount of poultry butchered increased by 18 per cent.
Pork, butchered: Decline from 1999
Throughout the entire 1990s, production of pork increased. On the other hand, from 1999 to 2000, production declined almost 6 per cent to 102 800 tons. This is the lowest registered production of pork in 5 years.