The import of meat into Iceland has increased by 59% over the past year according to the National Association of Slaughterhouses and the National Association of Dairy Farmers.
The increase in imports is paired with an increase in consumption of meat, RÚV reports. Meat sales have increased by 3.5% over the past year. Sales of beef alone have increased by 5.5%.
The most sold meat in Iceland is poultry, claiming 32% of the market. Lamb constitutes for 26% of all meat sold.