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SIZE ANALYSIS OF ENGLISH PIG ABATTOIRS IN 2016
Size Group Abattoir Total Average Throughput
  Numbers Throughput Throughput Share
head   head head %
1-10,000 79 208,502 2,639 2.3
10,001-30,000 18 288,870 16,048 3.2
30,001-100,000 9 448,953 49,884 5.0
100,001-500,000 4 870,005 217,501 11.3
>500,001 8 7,191,688 898,961 78.8
Total 118 9,008,018 76,339 100.0

ABATTOIRS IN ENGLAND
  2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Red meat abattoirs        
All red meat abattoirs 198 195 193 186 192 188
Pig abattoirs        
Total pig abattoirs 125 121 119 115 116 118
Pig slaughterings (000 head) 7,769 8,224 8,326 8,517 8,967 9,008
Average throughput (000 head) 62.2 68.0 70.0 74.1 77.3 76.3
Specialist pig abattoirs* 16 14 15 14 14 14
* Included in total pig abattoirs
 Source: AHDB Pork
Last updated 24 August 2017

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