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Cattle Meat Consumption Per Capita (kg), 2013
Food & Drink | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 79 countries in 2013, Argentina ranked the highest in cattle meat consumption per capita with 54.8 kg followed by Brazil and Australia. On the other end of the scale was Ghana with 1.20 kg, India with 1.40 kg and Nigeria with 2.10 kg.

Average cattle meat consumption per capita reached 9.50 kg in 2013 in the World according to Faostat. This is 0 % the same as in the previous year and 1.05 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, average cattle meat consumption per capita reached an all time high of 11.5 kg in 1976 and an all time low of 9.30 kg in 1961. The average annual growth amounted to 0.041 % since 1961.

Data for more countries are available at Cattle Meat Consumption Per Capita indicator page.

Cattle Meat Consumption Per Capita Unit 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Argentina kg 55.1 54.7 54.6 54.7 54.9
Australia kg 43.2 37.8 38.5 37.3 40.6
Brazil kg 37.2 37.4 40.2 38.7 39.1
Canada kg 32.8 31.3 30.8 29.8 29.8
Denmark kg 26.3 27.4 26.0 29.3 29.6
France kg 26.7 25.8 26.1 25.9 25.4
Ireland kg 23.9 22.1 22.8 24.6 22.9
Israel kg 27.1 29.3 25.1 26.6 27.7
Kazakhstan kg 21.7 21.4 21.7 24.8 22.1
Luxembourg kg ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 30.5 32.0 29.4 29.9 29.7
New Zealand kg 31.8 34.2 27.6 19.7 47.6
Sweden kg 24.0 23.5 23.3 23.8 24.2
Turkmenistan kg 27.2 26.4 26.9 26.5 26.6
USA kg 41.9 40.6 39.6 38.7 37.0
Uzbekistan kg 20.7 21.7 22.7 24.0 27.1