Statens Jordbruksverk
Sveriges officiella statistik - Statistiska meddelanden
Ekologisk animalieproduktion 2018

JO 27 SM 1901

 

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Increase in organic milk production

In 2018 there was an increase in the amount of milk delivered to dairies by 12 % or 50 800 tonnes compared with 2017. In total, 465 000 tonnes organic milk was delivered to the dairies. Almost 17 % of the total milk production in Sweden was organic in 2018.

Production of organic drinking milk increased by 1 % during 2018 compared with 2017 while the production of acidified milk was almost unchanged. The production of cream increased by 10 % and the production of cheese decreased slightly.

The slaughter of organic cattle increased by 13 % to 21 800 tonnes in 2018. About 16 % of the total slaughtered cattle were reared using organic production methods. In total, the slaughter of organic sheep and lambs was estimated to 1 200 tonnes in 2018. This means that 21 % of the sheep and lambs slaughtered were reared using organic production methods.

The slaughter of organic pigs was estimated to 5 500 tonnes in 2018, an increase by 15 % compared with 2017. For chickens there was a large increase in production in 2016. The increase in production continued in 2017 but the rate of increase was lower. In 2018 the slaughter decreased by 27 %. However, the number of organic pigs and chickens is low in Sweden and as a consequence slaughter of organic pigs and broilers is also low. In 2018, about 2 % of the total slaughter of pigs and 1 % of the slaughter of broilers came from animals reared on holdings applying organic production methods.

Organic egg production delivered to wholesalers had a share of almost 17 % of total egg production in 2018. Organic eggs delivered to wholesalers were estimated to 20 500 tonnes in 2018, a small decrease compared with 2017.

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Explanation of symbols

1. Organic milk delivered to dairies

2. Production of organic dairy products at dairies

3. Slaughter of organically reared cattle at slaughterhouses

4. Slaughter of organically reared pigs, sheep and lambs at slaughterhouses

5. Slaughter of organically reared chickens

6. Organic eggs delivered to wholesalers