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Meat consumption in Sweden drops by record amount

Swedes have been consuming more meat since the 1990s, but last year the trend changed. Photo: Martina Holmberg/TT

Published: 02.Mar.2018 11:13 hrs

Swedes are eating less meat and shifting towards consuming meat produced locally, according to new figures.

Fresh stats for 2017 from the Swedish Board of Agriculture (Jordbruksverket) show that in 2017, the average consumption of meat in Sweden dropped by 2.6 percent (2.2 kilograms) – the biggest yearly reduction since the organization started recording the figures in 1990.

Seen in the long-term, consumption of meat in the country increased significantly between 1990 and 2017 (41 percent).

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