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International Egg and Poultry Review

by 5m Editor
23 July 2008, at 7:14am

US - By the USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service - This is a weekly report looking at international developments concerning the poultry industry.

World Meat Projections

Global meat consumption is projected to increase due to the growing world population and increased per capita meat consumption.

Global population is projected to slow from an annual rate of 1.7% in the 1980s to a more restrained 1.1% per year for 2008-2017. Growth rates in most developing countries should remain above the rest of the world.

Population in billions
1995 2015 % Chg
World Countries 5.68 7.20 27%
Developed 1.28 1.36 7%
Developing 4.40 5.83 33%

Rising incomes in developing countries are projected to result in stronger consumer demand for meat. Poultry products are competitive as they are relatively less expensive than beef or pork. According to FAO's June Food Outlook, poultry meat continues to be the most affordable meat.

Average Per Capita Income, % Change in Select Countries
1991-2000 2001-2007 2008-2017
United States 3.0 2.9 2.9
EU-27 2.2 2.0 2.3
Russia -3.6 6.3 5.5
China 10.5 9.9 8.4
Vietnam 7.4 7.5

Total meat per capita consumption in developing countries totaled 19.74 kg in 1997 but is projected to total 26.92 kg by 2015. During this time, poultry meat consumption will grow from 6.06 to 8.48 kg, pig meat from 8.03 to 11.51 and beef and veal from 4.25 to 5.23kg.

Annual Poultry Consumption in Select Countries, thousand metric tons
2005 2010 2015
World 82,529 92,344 101,686
US 15,852 16,918 17,558
Mexico 2,996 3,129 3,290
Japan 1,667 1,702 1,653
Turkey 997 1,072 1,210
EU-27 11,439 11,733 12,336
Russia 2,717 3,392 3,865
Brazil 5,829 6,575 7,359
China 13,998 16,452 17,904
India 1,713 2,613 3,347










Sources: OECD-FAO extracted on July 17, 2008; USDA Long Term Projections February 2008; ERS Agricultural Baseline Projections: Global Trade, 2008-2017; FAO Food Outlook May 2008

Further Reading

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