Luxembourg has the second highest meat prices in the EU.
Meat buyers in the grand duchy were grilled 42% more than the EU28 average price, Eurostat said on 27 August.
The EU statistics agency reported that consumers in Austria forked out 46% more, with France (+31%) and Belgium (+26%) in third and fourth places, respectively. Germans were skewered 5% more than the European average price.
On the other end of the scales, meat was cheapest in Lithuania (-30% under the EU average price), Bulgaria (-36%), Poland (-38%) and Romania (-37%).
“The categories of meat covered by these statistics include beef and veal, pork, lamb, mutton and goat, poultry, other meats and edible offal, delicatessen and other meat preparations.”
If Luxembourg’s meat prices leave consumers with indigestion, they should stew on the premium paid in non-EU member Switzerland: +128%.
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