Before the recent scandals in the German meat industry, the industry has increased their sales significantly. From January to April of 2020, the sales increased compared to the same period last year by 14.8 percent to 14.2 billion euros, as the Federal Statistical office reported on Wednesday in Wiesbaden.
For a number of Corona-outbreaks in slaughterhouses in the German meat industry is increasingly the subject of criticism. Among other things, have been tested in a factory in the Westphalian company Tönnies more than 1.550 Workers positive for the Virus. Were criticised after the outbreak of the dealing with workers and their accommodation.
Before the grievances are the Slaughter and meat processing industry achieved in March 2020 record revenues of 3.9 billion euros. This was the highest monthly value since the inception of the survey. The reason given by the statisticians called a peak for the export of pig meat to China.
in China since 2018 Grassi African pig plague, the demand for meat imports is increased sharply, it said. In the result, the producer prices for pig meat have increased, which have ensured the sales record in March 2020. In spite of the Corona-pandemic exports from January to April had doubled compared to the prior-year period, in terms of quantity more than (at 158,000 tons) and value more than tripled (424 million euros).Updated Date: 01 July 2020, 22:19