The meat industry is the fourth industrial sector of our country. The sector is made up of slaughterhouses, cutting plants and processing industries, forming an industrial fabric constituted basically by almost 3,000 SMEs. With this dimension, the meat industry occupies by far the first place in the Spanish food and beverage industry, representing a turnover of more than 22,000 million euros, plus 21.6% of the Spanish food sector .
This industry exported 1.71 million tons of all kinds of meat products to markets worldwide for 4.350 million euros, with a very positive trade balance of 375%, a fact that very few relevant economic sectors can present, And which contributes to alleviate the traditional trade deficit of our country.
SUBSECTORS OF THE CATEGORY
MEAT SECTOR SUBSECTORS
SUBSECTORS OF THE PROCESSING SECTOR
Spain is one of the countries with a rich tradition in the elaboration and consumption of the most varied sausages and hams. The diversity of our meat production, which extends to all corners of our country, is part of our cultural and gastronomic heritage, and is appreciated inside and outside our borders.
Meat industry is the most relevant food and beverage manufacturing industry in Spain. In fact, here is englobated one of the most emblematic products of our gastronomy, ham. Because of this, we have cataloged this category in two sections within the section “The Top of Spanish products”. One is dedicated to the description of the most important meats, and another dedicated to the description of ham and other elaborated meat products.