Which Country Eats the Most Poultry?

Poultry 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 poultry meat consumption with 17,647 kt followed by USA and Brazil. On the other end of the scale was Djibouti with 1.48 kt, Rwanda with 2.35 kt and Guinea Bissau with 3.39 kt.

Total poultry meat consumption reached 101,225 kt in 2013 in the World according to Faostat. This is 1.65 % more than in the previous year and 25.9 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total poultry meat consumption reached an all time high of 101,225 kt in 2013 and an all time low of 8,940 kt in 1961. The average annual growth amounted to 4.78 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, China, accounted for 17.4 % of poultry meat consumption in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 41.1 % share while the ten largest countries some 57.9 % in 2013.

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

Poultry Meat Consumption (Total) Unit 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Argentina kt 1,141 1,254 1,341 1,397 1,436
Brazil kt 6,023 7,019 6,772 7,359 7,986
China kt 15,612 16,650 17,161 17,542 17,495
France kt 1,306 1,514 1,490 1,461 1,467
Germany kt 1,262 1,392 1,397 1,478 1,491
India kt 1,739 1,879 2,142 2,291 2,196
Indonesia kt 1,340 1,382 1,425 1,564 1,705
Iran kt 1,479 1,577 2,008 1,876 1,951
Japan kt 2,189 2,203 2,165 2,331 2,430
Mexico kt 3,167 3,254 3,306 3,419 3,517
Russia kt 3,160 3,218 3,276 3,203 3,310
South Africa kt 1,379 1,533 1,593 1,708 1,806
Turkey kt 1,029 1,020 1,197 1,320 1,386
USA kt 16,010 15,824 15,103 15,893 16,171
United Kingdom kt 1,768 1,730 1,789 1,874 1,921