Examination of the volume of meat production and the value of meat imports to Serbia from 2012 to 2021
The total volume of meat production in Serbia from 2012 to 2021 was 550 thousand tons. In the overall meat production, pork accounted for over 50%. The trend in meat production during the observed period indicates an increase in production volume. The increased production volume is based on the fact that the slaughtering of cattle and the import of live animals to Serbia (pigs and poultry) for feeding and slaughtering as live animals from Serbia have both increased. The crisis in livestock farming in Serbia is evident from the data that the average value of meat and processed meat products imported and the value of live animal imports averaged over $US 150 million from 2012 to 2021.