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Meat consumption: these countries consume the most

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In Germany, the annual head consumption of meat is twice as high as the global average. Here selected countries in comparison.

Global meat production has more than quadrupled in the past 50 years, reports the dpa. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO, the annual per capita consumption in Germany in 2011 was 87.9 kilograms.

That was more than twice the global average and about 22 times as much as in India. Well ahead of Germany, however, are countries like Australia, the USA or Austria!

Meat consumption in a country comparison

Here are a few selected countries and regions in comparison. The background is based on the most recent comparative figures currently available from the FAO, as of 2011:

  • Australia: 121.2 kilograms per capita
  • USA: 117.6
  • Austria: 106.4
  • Argentina: 101.7
  • Brazil: 93.0
  • France: 88.7
  • Germany: 87.9
  • Switzerland: 74.7
  • Russian Federation: 66.9
  • South Korea: 62.2
  • China: 57.7
  • Turkey: 33.4
  • Kenya: 16.0
  • Indonesia: 12.9
  • India: 4.1

The EU and other regions and the world as a whole:

  • European Union: 82.6 kg / head
  • Africa: 18.6
  • Asia: 31.3
  • South America: 78.4
  • World: 42.4