Around 850 exhibitors from approximately 50 countries will be presenting their product line-ups in Cologne from 10 to 14 October 2015.
As the most comprehensive information and ordering platform worldwide for meat, sausage, game and poultry, Anuga Meat will span around 55 000m² of exhibition space. There is no other comparable product show for the meat industry anywhere else in the world. Leading companies are represented as well as smaller and medium-sized suppliers. The entire spectrum of meat production in its various processing stages, from unprocessed meat products, to meat preparations and convenience products, through to fine sausage and ham products and regional specialities will be showcased.
Meat production and consumption continues to increase worldwide. The reason for this is the growing global population coupled to economic development. In concrete terms, the world meat production is expected to increase from 297 million tonnes in 2011 up to 350 million tonnes by the year 2021. With a growth rate of 2.2 per cent per year, the increase in poultry meat is expected to rise more significantly than beef (+1.8 per cent) and pork (+1.4 per cent). As such, the poultry share of the world meat production will increase up to 37 per cent. Pork will also account for 37 per cent of the market share. The 200 million tonne mark was exceeded for the first time in the mid 1990s. In the past 50 years, global meat production has quadrupled.
Meat production has also developed positively throughout Europe. According to estimates by the EU Commission, it is expected to grow further in 2015 and 2016. For the current year, the EU is expecting a meat production of 45.1 million tonnes of meat in total, 1.3 per cent more than in 2014.