In the early 21st century, the biggest meat-eating countries were Luxembourg, the United States, Australia, New Zealand and Spain. The average annual meat consumption for Luxembourg residents was more than 300 pounds (136.5 kg) per person. By comparison, the per-person consumption in the United States was 276.4 pounds (125.4 kg) per year. India boasted one of the lowest annual rates, at 7 pounds (3.2 kg) per person, even though India has become one of the world's leading exporters of beef.
More about meat-eating countries:
- China consumes the most pork per year, at around 88 pounds (40 kg) per person per year.
- The top US states for slaughtering cattle were Nebraska, Kansas and Texas.
- Mongolia had the highest per-person consumption of mutton and goat. Its average annual consumption of goat and mutton was almost 90 pounds (40.7 kg) per person.