Chileans are increasing their meat consumption per capita

From 64.5 kilograms in 1998, it fell to 81.3 kilograms in 2008.

Chile’s Office of Agrarian Studies and Policy (ODEPA) reported that per capita meat consumption reached 81.3 kilograms in 2008; of which 33.3 kg of poultry meat (40.95%), 25 kg of pork (30.75%), 22.1 kg of beef (27.18%) and 0.9 kg of sheep, horse and goat meat (1 ,12%).

He added that in the last 10 years, meat consumption per capita has increased, from 64.5 kilograms in 1998 to 81.3 kilograms in 2008.

He also pointed out that the production of inputs increased from 968 thousand 301 tons in 1998 to 1 million 363 thousand 620 tons in 2008, which is an increase of 40.8 percent.

In terms of meat choices, Chile produced 256,343 tons of beef, 235,014 tons of pork, and 382,288 tons of poultry in 1998; while in 2008, production amounted to 240,257 tons, 522,423 tons, or 616,511 tons, according to ODEPA.

With data from CarneTec.


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