December 16, 2003


World Pork, Chicken Consumption To Rise; Beef Consumption To Fall in 2004


A report released by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has revealed that world consumption of both pork and chicken is forecast to increase in 2004.  In contrast, beef consumption is forecast to decline slightly.


According to the USDA, world pork consumption is forecast to grow by 1.4% in 2004, to 87.9 million tons.  Similar to pork, world consumption of chicken is forecast to grow by 2.5% in 2004, to 52.7 million tons.


World beef consumption in 2004 is estimated to total 48.6 million tons, a 0.3% decline on 2003 consumption.



Source: USDA