Meat Consumption by Countries

Do you think is there a relation between meat consumption and health?

Below map shows Meat Consumption by Countries per people in Europe.

Is your income level well enough to consume meat regularly?

As it is mentioned in the article of OECD, ‘Meat consumption is related to living standards, diet, livestock production, and consumer prices, as well as macroeconomic uncertainty and shocks to GDP. ‘

Therefore you may need to have a high income to be able to consume meat regularly.

What do you think about this? Do you easily access and consume meat regularly in your country?

Meat Consumption by European Countries
Meat consumption by countries

 

Do you think is there a relation between meat consumption and health?

Above map shows meat consumption per people in European countries. It seems Switzerland is the most meat consuming country.

Is your income well enough to consume meat regularly?

As it is mentioned in the article (https://data.oecd.org/agroutput/meat-consumption.htm )in OECD, ‘Meat consumption is related to living standards, diet, livestock production, and consumer prices, as well as macroeconomic uncertainty and shocks to GDP. ‘

Therefore you may need to have a high income to be able to consume meat regularly.

What do you think on this? Do you easily access and consume meat regularly in your country?

Let’s examine the numerical data on the map in more detail

According to a report by the US Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute and data from the association of the White Meat Industry and Breeders Association, the average per capita meat consumption per person in the world was 38.7 kilograms. Consumption of meat per capita in EU countries was about 77.1 kilograms. Countries with the highest average meat consumption per capita per year include Austria, Spain, Denmark, Luxembourg and Portugal. In contrast, the average annual per capita meat consumption is at least in the countries Albania, Turkey, Moldova and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

meat consumption

Islam may be associated with reduced meat consumption in Turkey and Bosnia. Namely; Pork is often consumed in Europe, and because it is low in price, it is easily accessible. In these Muslim societies, pork is never consumed. Instead, people consume, cattle or sheep meat, which is a more expensive meat type. In developed countries and countries that attach importance to livestock, these consumption values are quite high.

Beef or Pork?

In the world, beef production has more than doubled since 1961. By 2014, this figure has increased to 68 million tonnes from 28 million tonnes. How’s it going at the pork? Since 1961, pork production has increased four to five times to 112 million tonnes. Almost twice the production of beef. So, as you can see from these rates, pork consumption and production in the world is more. It is also easier to own economically. Although in developed countries consume more meat, we can say that pork meets most of the meat consumption.

We will feel the negative aspects of this consumption over time. Rapidly growing population and meat consumption, which is increasing in proportion to this, will become increasingly difficult. Since the number of states that encourage farmers is not enough, this production is getting harder and harder every day.

 

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