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Meat consumption

(g per person per day)

In 2007, meat consumption in Germany was 234 g per person per day. In the ranking by meat consumption including 171 countries, Germany has the 21st rank that is close to the positions of such countries as Czech Republic and the United Kingdom. Compared to Luxembourg which at the top of the ranking with meat consumption of 377 g per person per day in 2007, Germany has 37.93 % percent lower meat consumption.

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What is meat consumption?

i) The food consumption refers to the amount of food available for human consumption as estimated by the FAO Food Balance Sheets. However the actual food consumption may be lower than the quantity shown as food availability depending on the magnitude of wastage and losses of food in the household, e.g. during storage, in preparation and cooking, as plate-waste or quantities fed to domestic animals and pets, thrown or given away. ii) Food consumption per person is the amount of food, in terms of quantity, for each individual in the total population. Figures are shown for food groups. iii)This includes the quantity of each commodity and it's derived products, available for human consumption, during the reference period. Food from milk relates to the quantity of milk, as well as to the fresh milk equivalent of dairy products, except butter.