List of countries by meat consumption

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This is a list of countries by meat consumption. Meat is animal flesh that is eaten as food. [1]



The figures tabulated below do not represent per capita amounts of meat eaten by humans. Instead, they represent FAO figures for carcass mass availability (with "carcass mass" for poultry estimated as ready-to-cook mass), [2] divided by population. The amount eaten by humans differs from carcass mass availability because the latter does not account for losses, which include bones, losses in retail and food service or home preparation (including trim and cooking), spoilage and "downstream" waste, and amounts consumed by pets (compare dressed weight). [3] [4] [5] As an example of the difference, for 2002, when the FAO figure for US per capita meat consumption was 124.48 kg (274.4 lb), the USDA estimate of US per capita loss-adjusted meat consumption was 62.6 kg (138 lb). [6] Additionally, the 2002 FAO study was potentially misleading for countries with high levels of meat export compared to their population, as it relied on production data using full carcass mass availability, whereas exports generally contain less bones, cartilage and other things not typically used for human consumption. For example, the FAO (2002) figure for Denmark, which has one of the highest meat export rates compared to its population, was 145.9 kg (322 lb) (highest in the world). More recent FAO figures (2009) have taken the earlier discrepancy into account, resulting in a significantly lower 95.2 kg (210 lb) for Denmark (13th in the world). [7] [8] When further adjusted for loss, calculations by DTU Fødevareinstituttet suggest the actual consumption was 48 kg (106 lb) per adult. [8]

Meat consumption by country

Countries by meat consumption per capita
Countrykg/person (2002) [9] [note 1] kg/person (2009) [10] kg/person (2017) [11]
Flag of Albania.svg  Albania 38.2
Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria 18.319.517.33
Flag of American Samoa.svg  American Samoa 24.926.8
Flag of Angola.svg  Angola 1922.4
Flag of Antigua and Barbuda.svg  Antigua and Barbuda 5684.3
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 79.798.391.40
Flag of Armenia.svg  Armenia 27.745.8
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 108.2111.594.61
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 94.1102
Flag of Azerbaijan.svg  Azerbaijan 15.932
Flag of the Bahamas.svg  Bahamas 123.6109.5
Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain 70.7
Flag of Bangladesh.svg  Bangladesh 3.143.29
Flag of Barbados.svg  Barbados 88.774.5
Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus 58.678.4
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 86.176.9
Flag of Belize.svg  Belize 74.742.5
Flag of Benin.svg  Benin 16.220.9
Flag of Bhutan.svg  Bhutan 3
Flag of Bolivia.svg  Bolivia 5059.1
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg  Bosnia and Herzegovina 21.427.9
Flag of Botswana.svg  Botswana 27.326.2
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 82.485.378.60
Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria 69.453
Flag of Burkina Faso.svg  Burkina Faso 11.214.8
Flag of Burundi.svg  Burundi 3.55.2
Flag of Cambodia.svg  Cambodia 13.916.6
Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon 14.412.7
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 108.194.369.99
Flag of Cape Verde.svg  Cape Verde 26.346.1
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Côte d'Ivoire 11.313.3
Flag of the Central African Republic.svg  Central African Republic 2833.5
Flag of Chad.svg  Chad 14.313
Flag of Chile.svg  Chile 66.474.171.97
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 52.458.250.20
Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia 33.946.543.92
Flag of the Comoros.svg  Comoros 7.613.4
Flag of the Republic of the Congo.svg  Republic of the Congo 13.313.4
Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg  Democratic Republic of the Congo 4.85.3
Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica 40.451.1
Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia 49.966.3
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba 32.249.4
Flag of Cyprus.svg  Cyprus 131.378.1
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic 77.383.4
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 145.995.2
Flag of Djibouti.svg  Djibouti 17.123.7
Flag of Dominica.svg  Dominica 67.168.6
Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg  Dominican Republic 37.853.7
Flag of Ecuador.svg  Ecuador 4556.4
Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt 22.525.619.94
Flag of El Salvador.svg  El Salvador 21.428.3
Flag of Eritrea.svg  Eritrea 7.77.7
Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia 67.459.6
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
Flag of Fiji.svg  Fiji 39.138.8
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 67.474.8
Flag of France.svg  France 101.186.7
Flag of France.svg  French Guiana 13.214.6
Flag of French Polynesia.svg  French Polynesia 112.2101.9
Flag of Gabon.svg  Gabon 4666.4
Flag of The Gambia.svg  The Gambia 5.28.1
Flag of Georgia.svg  Georgia 2625.5
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 82.188.1
Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana 9.913.99.32
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece 78.774.8
Flag of Grenada.svg  Grenada 9761
Flag of France.svg  Guadeloupe 12.713.6
Flag of Guam.svg  Guam 52.6
Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala 23.828.8
Flag of Guinea.svg  Guinea 6.58.6
Flag of Guinea-Bissau.svg  Guinea-Bissau 1316.2
Flag of Guyana.svg  Guyana 31.839
Flag of Haiti.svg  Haiti 15.315.614.19
Flag of Honduras (darker variant).svg  Honduras 24.734.3
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 100.776
Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland 84.886.2
Flag of India.svg  India
Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia 8.311.611.27
Flag of Iran.svg  Iran 23.136.328.98
Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland 106.387.9
Flag of Israel.svg  Israel 97.19680.35
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 90.490.7
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica 56.859.1
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 45.945.936.45
Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan 29.842
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan 44.862.643.65
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 14.316.7
Flag of Kiribati.svg  Kiribati 32.138.5
Flag of Kuwait.svg  Kuwait 60.2119.2
Flag of Kyrgyzstan.svg  Kyrgyzstan 3936.9
Flag of Laos.svg  Laos 1521.3
Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia 45.761.5
Flag of Lebanon.svg  Lebanon 63.158.8
Flag of Lesotho.svg  Lesotho 15.418.3
Flag of Liberia.svg  Liberia 7.910.4
Flag of Libya.svg  Libya 28.633.5
Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania 49.578.2
Flag of Luxembourg.svg  Luxembourg 141.7107.9
Flag of North Macedonia.svg  North Macedonia 35.440.8
Flag of Madagascar.svg  Madagascar 17.614.7
Flag of Malawi.svg  Malawi 5.18.3
Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia 50.952.354.75
Flag of Maldives.svg  Maldives 16.621.6
Flag of Mali.svg  Mali 1922.2
Flag of Malta.svg  Malta 86.984.5
Flag of France.svg  Martinique 13.9
Flag of Mauritania.svg  Mauritania 29.929.7
Flag of Mauritius.svg  Mauritius 39.649.4
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico 58.663.847.71
Flag of Moldova.svg  Moldova 22.726.8
Flag of Mongolia.svg  Mongolia 108.882.1
Flag of Montenegro.svg  Montenegro 57.7
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco 20.630.1
Flag of Mozambique.svg  Mozambique
Flag of Myanmar.svg  Myanmar 10.732.1
Flag of Namibia.svg  Namibia 3428.3
Flag of Nepal.svg    Nepal 109.9
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 89.385.576.60
Flag of the Netherlands Antilles.svg  Netherlands Antilles 73.391
Flags of New Caledonia.svg  New Caledonia 76.672.6
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 142.1106.472.14
Flag of Nicaragua.svg  Nicaragua 14.925.3
Flag of Niger.svg  Niger 11.225.6
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 61.766
Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea 10.813.4
Flag of Oman.svg  Oman 49.8
Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan 12.314.712.79
Flag of Panama.svg  Panama 54.563.5
Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg  Papua New Guinea 73
Flag of Paraguay.svg  Paraguay 70.341.952.68
Flag of Peru.svg  Peru 34.520.847.53
Flag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines 31.133.629.62
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 78.176.9
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal 91.193.4
Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar 90.5
Flag of France.svg  Reunion 46.8
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania 54.564.7
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 5169.260.66
Flag of Rwanda.svg  Rwanda 4.46.5
Flag of Saint Kitts and Nevis.svg  Saint Kitts and Nevis 99.370.8
Flag of Saint Lucia.svg  Saint Lucia 124.193.6
Flag of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.svg  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 79.191.4
Flag of Samoa.svg  Samoa 82.687.2
Flag of Sao Tome and Principe.svg  Sao Tome and Principe 9.616.5
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia 44.654.454.05
Flag of Senegal.svg  Senegal 17.715.8
Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia 45.2
Flag of Serbia and Montenegro (1992-2006).svg  FR Yugoslavia 77.6 [12]
Flag of the Seychelles.svg  Seychelles 51.135.6
Flag of Sierra Leone.svg  Sierra Leone 6.17.3
Flag of Singapore.svg  Singapore 71.1
Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia 67.460.4
Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia 8888.3
Flag of the Solomon Islands.svg  Solomon Islands 9.711.9
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 3958.650.17
Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 4854.155.89
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 118.650 [13] 32 [14]
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg  Sri Lanka 6.66.3
Flag of Sudan.svg  Sudan 2119.1
Flag of Suriname.svg  Suriname 40.347.5
Flag of Eswatini.svg  Swaziland 34.226.9
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 76.180.2
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 72.974.7
Flag of Syria.svg  Syria 21.222.8
Flag of Tajikistan.svg  Tajikistan 8.714.7
Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand 27.925.822.85
Flag of East Timor.svg  Timor-Leste 41.333.8
Flag of Tanzania.svg  Tanzania 109.66.82
Flag of Togo.svg  Togo 8.511.7
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago 57.847.7
Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia 25.525.9
Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey 19.325.330.39
Flag of Turkmenistan.svg  Turkmenistan 41.758.6
Flag of Uganda.svg  Uganda 11.711
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine 32.348.541.68
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates 74.473.8
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom 79.684.2
Flag of the United States.svg  United States of America 124.8120.298.60
Flag of the United States Virgin Islands.svg  United States Virgin Islands 6.6
Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay 98.655.381.04
Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan 20.728.4
Flag of Vanuatu.svg  Vanuatu 32.635.4
Flag of Venezuela.svg  Venezuela 56.676.8
Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam 28.649.952.90
Flag of Yemen.svg  Yemen 14.717.9
Flag of Zambia.svg  Zambia 11.912.3
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe 15.221.313.64

Flag of Europe.svg  European Union in 2017: 69.6 kg/person

See also


  1. These are the original numbers reported by the FAO in 2002. They were changed by the FAO in later updates [10] (following the same standardized system they used in 2009)

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