Agriculture, forestry, hunting and fishing;Energy and manufacturing

Meat production2003


About the statistics


Name and topic

Name: Meat production
Topic: Agriculture, forestry, hunting and fishing

Responsible division

Division for Housing, Property, Spatial and Agricultural Statistics

Definitions of the main concepts and variables

In the statistics, the term poultry is often used. Poultry includes hens, cocks, chickens, turkeys and other poultry.

Standard classifications

Oslo County is merged with Akershus County because of very few holdings in Oslo County.

Administrative information

Regional level


Frequency and timeliness

Half-yearly and yearly.

International reporting

Not relevant.


A data file with anonymous individual data is stored at Statistics Norway.


Background and purpose

The purpose for the statistics is to obtain information about production of meat in Norway.

Users and applications

The main users of the statistics are the Ministry of Agriculture and Food, the Norwegian Agricultural Economics Research Institute, the Agricultural Budget Commission, the Norwegian Farmers Union, the Norwegian Smallholders Union etc.

Equal treatment of users

Not relevant

Coherence with other statistics

Not relevant.

Legal authority

Not relevant.

EEA reference

Not relevant.



All deliveries of carcasses to slaughterhouses during the year is supposed to be included in the register.

Data sources and sampling

The register for delivieries of carcasses to norwegian slaughterhouses.

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Collection of data, editing and estimations

Not relevant.

The statistics is checked up at aggregated level (country and county figures) by comparing with previous years registrations.

The Register for deliveries of carcasses obtains information about all delivered carcasses during the time period. Statistics Norway gets aggregated data files, where the information about deliveries of different kinds of livestock from each single holder during a month is collected in one record.

Seasonal adjustment

Not relevant


Figures are not presented if there is a risk of identifying any unit.

Comparability over time and space

Before 1995, the statistics is based on forms from each slaughterhouse, where number and weight of carcasses of different kinds per month was registered. The location of the holdings with deliveries of carcasses was not registered on the forms, and it was not possible to give other figures than deliveries per month of the different carcasses. As from 1995, the statistics is based on use of register data, and figures can be given also for approved carcasses both in counties and municipalities.

Accuracy and reliability

Sources of error and uncertainty

The most important source of error is that the slaughterhouse may fill in incorrect information during the registration.

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