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Meat consumption

(g per person per day)

Luxembourg is the top country by meat consumption in the world. As of 2007, meat consumption in Luxembourg was 377 g per person per day that accounts for 1.80 % of the world's meat consumption. The top 5 countries (others are the United States of America, Australia, New Zealand, and Spain) account for 7.80 % of it. The world's total meat consumption was estimated at 20,960 g per person per day in 2007.

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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.

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