In June, authorities shut down Germany’s largest meat company, Tönnies, for several weeks – due to a corona outbreak. As a result, meat production in Germany fell.
Meat production in Germany fell in the second quarter due to the Corona crisis. According to the Federal Statistical Office, it fell 2.6% compared to the same quarter of the previous year.
In June, more than 1,500 employees at Germany’s largest slaughterhouse, Tönnies in Rheda-Wiedenbrück, were infected with the corona virus. Authorities then ordered the meat factory to take a forced four-week break.
This is also reflected in the figures: in North Rhine-Westphalia, where the Tönnies slaughterhouse is located, production fell by almost ten percent in the second quarter compared to the same period last year.
The other countries took advantage of this lack of capacity: production in Lower Saxony, the leading producer country, increased by 2% and in Saxony-Anhalt by 12.9%.