World meat consumption up with 21.3%

04-12-2009 | |

As more people have more money to spend, the global consumption of meat will increase with 21.3% between 2005 and 2015.

In 2005, the production was around 260 million tonnes. Two third of the projected growth is expected to be in China, according to market research bureau Gira.

Pork and poultry
Big winners of the increased consumption are poultry and pork. Poultry is projected to increase with 24 million tonnes to a total of 105 million tonnes between 2005 and 2015 (+25%). World population will eat an approximately 125 million tonnes of pork in 2015. This is over 21 million tonnes more than in 2005 (+10%).

Beef will increase with 13% (8 million tonnes) to a total of 70 million tonnes in 2015.