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August 10, 2019 - Bloomberg Business

Struggling German Meat Industry Threatened by Tax-Hike Proposal

Struggling German Meat Industry Threatened by Tax-Hike Proposal
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Concern about animal welfare is increasing in Germany, along with a desire for healthier diets and climate-friendly, sustainable food production that could all have an impact on the meat industry.

Already grappling with waning domestic appetite for their products, German livestock farmers and meat producers were confronted this week with the specter of a hike in sales tax that could further crimp demand, when animal-rights activists urged lawmakers to raise the levy on meat products to 19%, from the current discounted rate of 7%. German meat output has already dropped 5.2% over the last five years, with pork production slumping by 6.4%, according to official data.

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