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MEAT CONSUMPTION/
FUTURE TRENDS



source: www.fao.org
(press release: August 2002)

www.nutrition.org/cgi/content/
full/133/11/4048S


www.fao.org/docrep/007/j3877e/
j3877e08.htm


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future trends

Global meat consumption is forecast to grow by...

2% per year until the end of 2015
2.7% in the developing world
0.6% in rich countries


Rising incomes in many of the developing regions will increase meat consumption…
  • a joint IFPRI/FAO/ILRI* study suggested that global production and consumption of meat will continue to rise, from 233 million metric tons (Mt) in the year 2000 to 300 million Mt in 2020;


  • the world’s appetite for meat, especially for poultry, is forecast to grow by more than 55% in the 1997–2020 period. It is estimated that in the year 2010 poultry meat and pork will constitute about 70% of the developing world's total meat production;


  • although developing countries, as a group, are expected to demand twice as much cereal and meat products as developed countries in 2020, each person in developing countries will still consume about half of the cereal consumed by a developed-country person, and 1/3 of the meat.
World meat consumption trends* (million tonnes)
 20032004 estimate2005 prelim.
per caput  (kg/head)  
consumption 40.3 40.6 41.6
poultry meat 12.1 12.1 12.6
pig meat 15.7 15.9 16.3
bovine meat 9.8 9.8 9.9
sheep & goat meat 1.9 2.0 2.0
other meat 0.8 0.8 0.8


* FAO, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations; IFPRI, International Food Policy and Research Institute; ILRI, International Livestock Research Institute.
** Source: FAO Note: Total computed from unrounded data.

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