Who's the Major Meat Eater?

Meat Consumption Per Capita (kg), 2013
Food & Drink | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 157 countries in 2013, Hong Kong ranked the highest in meat consumption per capita with 152 kg followed by USA and Australia. On the other end of the scale was Bangladesh with 4.10 kg, India with 4.40 kg and Rwanda with 6.30 kg.

Average meat consumption per capita reached 42.1 kg in 2013 in the World according to Faostat. This is 0.475 % more than in the previous year and 6.89 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, average meat consumption per capita reached an all time high of 42.2 kg in 2011 and an all time low of 23.0 kg in 1961. The average annual growth amounted to 1.17 % since 1961.

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

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 1.46 1.26 1.35 1.24 1.20
Australia kg 2.87 2.56 2.51 2.15 2.33
Austria kg 0.850 0.480 0.650 1.15 1.20
Bahamas kg 0.740 1.17 0.380 0.240 0.230
Brazil kg 0.050 0.070 0.070 0.100 0.110
Canada kg 0.020 0.030 0.040 0.050 0.060
Hong Kong kg 138 138 141 152 154
Israel kg 0.010 0.010 0.010 0.010 0.010
Kuwait kg 1.23 0.400 0.760 0.710 0.830
Luxembourg kg ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 4.13 3.52 3.53 1.76 1.59
Macao kg 101 113 109 107 106
New Zealand kg 3.98 4.30 3.67 2.11 3.74
Portugal kg 1.15 1.09 1.13 1.28 1.41
Spain kg 2.55 2.48 3.26 3.06 2.05
USA kg 0.820 0.840 0.820 0.800 0.800