Statistics show that Romanians eat some 440 million mici (a popular minced meat dish in Romania) per year, which weigh a total of 20,000 – 25,000 tons.
However, the sales peak is recorded in the May 1 mini-break, when the Romanians eat more than 30 million mici in 2-3 days, representing 1,500 tons, according to Dana Tanase, executive director of the Romanian Meat Association, cited by local Agrpres.
“For some processors, these days the production can reach 30% of the output in a typical month,” Tanase said.
On average, a Romanian eats 40 mici per year, if taking into account the active population. However, in a single day such as May 1, a Romanian gets to eat the amount of mici he would usually eat in one month.
According to Dana Tanase, the Romanian mici are also exported, especially in Italy or Spain, where there are communities of Romanians.
Irina Popescu, [email protected]