Meat Consumption in South America

How many kilograms of meat do people in South America eat every year?

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Map of the the meat consumption in South America.

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First off, to be clear, fish and seafood are not counted as meat. If you’re curious about that, check out this map.

South America has some of the biggest consumers of meat. Bolivia, Chile, Brazil and Argentina are among the 30 biggest consumers of meat in the world. Argentina and Brazil even make it into the global top 10. Argentina ranks 3rd and Brazil ranks 6th globally.

The biggest consumer of meat per capita in South America is Argentina, where people consume an average of 117 kg of meat per capita per year. Brazil comes in second, with 99 kg of meat. Chile is third, with 92 kg.

The lowest meat consumption can be found in Peru (25 kg), Venezuela (36 kg) and Paraguay (41 kg).

Curious about meat consumption in other continents? Have a look at these other maps of Asia and Europe that I’ve made before. If you’re curious about which type of meat is consumed the most in South America, check out this map.


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