Which Country Eats the Most Beef?

Cattle Meat Consumption (Total) (kt), 2013
Food & Drink | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 79 countries in 2013, USA ranked the highest in cattle meat consumption with 12,112 kt followed by Brazil and China. On the other end of the scale was Iceland with 4.00 kt, Montenegro with 7.05 kt and Malta with 7.73 kt.

Total cattle meat consumption reached 67,721 kt in 2013 in the World according to Faostat. This is 0.95 % more than in the previous year and 11.7 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total cattle meat consumption reached an all time high of 67,721 kt in 2013 and an all time low of 28,670 kt in 1961. The average annual growth amounted to 1.67 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, USA, accounted for 17.9 % of cattle meat consumption in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 39.1 % share while the ten largest countries some 58.2 % in 2013.

Data for more countries are available at Cattle Meat Consumption (Total) indicator page.