Largest countries by meat consumption Globally

Largest countries by meat consumption Globally:- Meat production doubled in the 30 years from 1988 to 2018 and has grown four-fold since the mid-1960s. And production is predicted to continue to grow.

As a result, by 2050, global meat consumption is estimated to reach between 460 million and a staggering 570 million tons. Five hundred seventy million tons would mean a meat consumption twice as high as in 2008.

Meat consumption is related to living standards, diet, livestock production, consumer prices, macroeconomic tension, and shocks to GDP.

Compared to other commodities, meat is described by high production costs and high output prices.

Meat demand is connected with higher incomes and a change – due to urbanization – in food consumption shifts that prefer high proteins from animal sources in diets.

While the global meat industry delivers food and a livelihood for billions of people, it also has substantial environmental and health effects on the planet. This indicator is for beef, veal, pig, poultry, and sheep.

Meat consumption is estimated in thousand tonnes of carcass weight and kilograms of retail weight per capita.

Carcass weight to retail weight conversion factors is 0.7 for beef and veal, 0.78 for pigmeat, and 0.88 for sheep and poultry meat.

Largest countries by meat consumption Globally

Country

KG/Person (2016)

KG/Person (2017)

Meat supply per capita

In KG

Absolute Change

Relative Change

Hong Kong

352

376 

+24KG

+7KG

United States of America

337

340

+3KG

+1 KG

Australia

337

333

-4 KG

-1 KG

Argentina

296

300

+3 KG

+1 KG

Macao

285

283 

-3 KG

-1 KG

New Zealand

278

276

-1 KG

0 KG

Spain

268

275

+6 KG

+2 KG

Brazil

267

274

+7 KG

+3 KG

Israel

265

266

+1 KG

0 KG

Samoa

267

265 

-2 KG

-1 KG

French Polynesia

265

263

-2 KG

-1 KG

Portugal

254

258

+3 KG

+1 KG

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

250

249

+0 KG

0 KG

Iceland

242

249

+8 KG

+3 KG

Saint Lucia

258

249

-9 KG

-3 KG

Poland

236

243

+7 KG

+3 KG

Mongolia

237

242

+5 KG

+2 KG

Germany

243

241

-2 KG

-1 KG

Austria

241

239

-2 KG

-1 KG

 Chile

232

228

-4 KG

-2 KG

France

234

228

+6 KG

-3 KG

Czechia

223

227

+4 KG

+2 KG

Canada

230

226

-3 KG

-1 KG

Saint Kitts and Nevis

213

226

+13 KG

+6 KG

Malta

213

225

+12 KG

+5 KG

Belarus

220

223

+3 KG

+1 KG

Lithuania

216

223

+7 KG

+3 KG

Italy

210

222

+12 KG

+6 KG

Luxembourg

225

219

-5 KG

-2 KG

United Kingdom

221

219

-2 KG

-1 KG

Hungary

213

218

+6 KG

+3 KG

Ireland

215

216

+0 KG

0 KG

Taiwan

210

213

+2 KG

+1 KG

Sweden

215

211

-4 KG

-2 KG

Finland

206

210

+4 KG

+2 KG

Russia

202

210

+8 KG

+4 KG

Slovenia

208

209

+1 KG

0 KG

Netherlands

209

208

+1 KG

-1 KG

Croatia

195

206

+11 KG

+6 KG

Montenegro

205

200

+5 KG

-3 KG

Cyprus

196

200

+4 KG

+2 KG

Antigua and Barbuda

176

197

+22 KG

+12 KG

Greece

188

196

+8 KG

+4 KG

Bolivia

192

196

+4 KG

+2 KG

Barbados

202

196

-6 KG

-3 KG

Denmark

192

194

+2KG

+1 KG

South Korea

189

194

+5 KG

+3 KG

Latvia

180

188

+8 KG

+5 KG

Trinidad and Tobago

190

188

-2 KG

-1 KG

New Caledonia

194

188

-6 KG

-3 KG

Switzerland

188

185

+3 KG

-2 KG

Norway

187

185

+3 KG

-1 KG

Kuwait

186

184

-2 KG

-1 KG

Bahamas

191

184

-8 KG

-4 KG

Belgium

174

180

+7 KG

+4 KG

Panama

180

178

-2 KG

-1 KG

Kazakhstan

172

178

+6 KG

+3 KG

Mexico

174

178

+4 KG

+2 KG

Romania

180

175

-5 KG

-3 KG

Estonia

181

174

-7 KG

-4 KG

Vietnam

174

174

0 KG

0 KG

United Arab Emirates

176

170

-6 KG

-4 KG

China

167

166

-1 KG

0 KG

Turkmenistan

157

165

+8 KG

+5 KG

South Africa

171

164

-7 KG

-4 KG

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