Which Country Eats the Most Meat?

Meat Consumption (Total) (kt), 2013
Food & Drink | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 157 countries in 2013, China ranked the highest in meat consumption with 78,170 kt followed by USA and Brazil. On the other end of the scale was Maldives with 7.31 kt, Gambia with 15.1 kt and Djibouti with 15.2 kt.

Total meat consumption reached 300,112 kt in 2013 in the World according to Faostat. This is 1.42 % more than in the previous year and 17.0 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total meat consumption reached an all time high of 300,112 kt in 2013 and an all time low of 70,905 kt in 1961. The average annual growth amounted to 2.81 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, China, accounted for 26.0 % of meat consumption in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 44.7 % share while the ten largest countries some 60.3 % in 2013.

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