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Chicken Consumption by Country 2024

Chicken is one of the most popular foods on Earth. It is a great source of protein, and it is significantly less expensive when compared to other types of meat, such as beef and seafood. Therefore, there are a lot of people who eat chicken regularly. The country that consumes the greatest amount of chicken is the United States. Every year, the United States consumes approximately 15,000 metric tons of chicken, placing it significantly in front of the second-place region. The United States adds chicken to just about everything. For example, a lot of people consume chicken wings when they watch sporting events. Chicken stock is also a popular ingredient in soup. People even stuff chicken with other types of ingredients. Therefore, chicken is incredibly popular in the United States.

Which Country Consumes the Second-Most Chicken?

Country
Consumption
China21,555
Brazil10,287
Mexico4,632
Russia4,491
Indonesia3,744
India3,594
Japan2,818
United Kingdom2,222
Iran2,183
Argentina2,089

China consumes the second greatest amount of chicken in the world. China consumes approximately 12,000 metric tons of chicken every year. Even though China is significantly larger than the United States, it does not consume as much chicken as the United States. That is because China has a more varied diet than the United States. There are plenty of other foods that people in China like to eat that people in the United States might not consume. Even though China still consumes a lot of chicken, it also makes a lot of chicken.

Does Europe Consume a Lot of Chicken?

Yes, Europe consumes a lot of chicken as well. There is no single country in Europe that consumes as much chicken as the United States or China because the countries in Europe are so much smaller. On the other hand, if you put all of the countries in Europe together, it consumes a comparable amount of chicken to the United States and China. In total, Europe consumes approximately 11,000 metric tons of chicken every year. This means that chicken is one of the most popular foods in Europe, but it is certainly not the only one. There are plenty of other foods that people eat regularly in Europe as well.

Is There a Shortage of Chicken?

Many people are concerned that there is a shortage of chicken. It is true that the price of chicken has gone up significantly during the past few years. There are a number of reasons why this might be the case. First, the cost of food to grow chickens has gotten more expensive. As the overhead cost goes up, the price of chicken goes up as well. Because there are not as many chickens, there are not as many eggs, either. As a result, eggs have gotten more expensive. Many people are also concerned about the state of the supply chain. The chicken industry is not immune from supply chain difficulties. These difficulties have contributed to a significant increase in the price of chicken, putting a lot of stress on family budgets all over the world, including in the United States.

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Country
Consumption (1000 tons)
China21,555
Brazil10,287
Mexico4,632
Russia4,491
Indonesia3,744
India3,594
Japan2,818
United Kingdom2,222
Iran2,183
Argentina2,089
South Africa2,067
Philippines1,737
Colombia1,719
Turkey1,686
Malaysia1,626
Myanmar1,624
Spain1,571
Vietnam1,539
Germany1,536
Canada1,513
France1,499
Saudi Arabia1,496
Egypt1,467
Peru1,407
Pakistan1,359
Poland1,245
Australia1,243
Italy1,186
South Korea1,167
Ukraine1,087
Taiwan992
Morocco885
Thailand796
Chile689
Israel597
Guatemala514
Bolivia477
Romania460
Venezuela458
Cuba427
Hong Kong416
Kazakhstan399
Ghana360
Dominican Republic349
Yemen335
Ecuador333
Portugal312
United Arab Emirates308
Belarus304
Hungary288
Algeria280
Angola276
Bangladesh269
Greece267
Jordan266
Czech Republic252
Nigeria239
Panama239
Libya226
Sri Lanka223
Honduras214
Tunisia211
Kuwait199
Burkina Faso198
Iraq185
Costa Rica175
Netherlands171
El Salvador168
Jamaica160
Sweden156
Qatar156
Bulgaria149
Azerbaijan146
Switzerland146
Belgium144
Nicaragua144
Denmark142
Austria141
Lebanon127
New Zealand125
Haiti124
Senegal123
Serbia123
Ireland122
Mozambique120
Finland117
DR Congo113
Syria112
Malawi109
Norway108
Benin105
Uzbekistan104
Oman100
Slovakia92
Lithuania91
Tanzania89
Cameroon88
Gabon88
Trinidad and Tobago88
Madagascar87
Sudan81
Ivory Coast77
Bahrain75
Georgia73
Uruguay73
Kenya71
Uganda70
Zimbabwe69
Paraguay69
Moldova69
Ethiopia68
Croatia68
Afghanistan67
Bosnia and Herzegovina66
Nepal65
Slovenia63
Togo59
Liberia57
Zambia49
Latvia49
Mauritius49
Mali48
South Sudan48
Laos48
North Korea46
Cambodia46
Armenia45
Sierra Leone43
North Macedonia42
Albania40
Turkmenistan37
Guinea35
Papua New Guinea35
Tajikistan34
Kyrgyzstan34
Cyprus34
Guyana33
Macau30
Mauritania29
Suriname29
Estonia28
Gambia26
Namibia26
Fiji26
Niger24
Comoros23
Bahamas21
Rwanda19
French Polynesia14
Barbados14
Samoa13
Central African Republic12
Timor Leste12
New Caledonia12
Luxembourg11
Montenegro11
Cape Verde11
Malta11
Saint Lucia11
Mongolia10
Iceland10
Belize9
Chad8
Botswana8
Eswatini8
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines8
Burundi7
Guinea Bissau6
Maldives6
Antigua and Barbuda6
Lesotho4
Djibouti4
Bhutan4
Solomon Islands4
Vanuatu4
Sao Tome and Principe4
Grenada4
Micronesia4
Seychelles4
Kiribati3
Dominica3
Saint Kitts and Nevis3
Nauru1
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Which country eats the most chicken?

The United States consumes the greatest amount of chicken annually.

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