Per Capita Consumption of Poultry and Livestock, 1965 to Estimated 2016, in Pounds

YearBeefPorkTotal Red MeatBroilersOther ChickenTotal ChickenTurkeyTotal PoultryTotal Red Meat & PoultryCommercial Fish & Shell-Fish
196063.359.1131.623.64.428.06.334.3165.910.3
196574.751.5133.9NANA36.97.644.4178.410.9
196678.150.3135.832.13.735.87.943.7179.510.9
196779.855.0141.632.64.036.78.745.3187.010.6
196882.056.2144.632.94.036.98.144.9189.611.0
196982.554.3142.734.93.638.58.346.8189.611.2
197084.655.8145.836.63.740.38.148.4194.211.7
197183.960.5149.636.53.840.38.448.7198.211.5
197285.354.7144.838.13.541.69.050.7195.512.5
197380.548.7133.136.73.239.98.448.3181.412.7
197485.652.7142.336.63.239.88.748.4190.812.1
197588.242.9136.336.32.739.08.347.3183.612.1
197694.345.5144.839.42.642.08.951.0195.712.9
197791.847.0143.540.22.642.88.751.6195.112.6
197887.347.0138.142.52.344.88.753.6191.713.4
197978.153.3134.846.02.248.29.357.6192.413.0
198076.657.3136.845.82.147.910.358.3195.112.4
198177.354.7135.046.92.549.410.660.0195.012.6
198277.049.1129.347.02.549.510.660.2189.512.4
198378.651.8133.647.42.249.611.060.8194.413.3
198478.451.5133.249.22.151.311.062.6195.814.1
198579.251.9134.451.02.053.011.664.7199.115.0
198678.849.0131.152.02.154.112.967.2198.315.4
198773.949.2125.955.12.157.214.772.1198.016.1
198872.652.5127.955.31.957.215.773.2201.115.1
198969.052.0123.656.61.758.316.675.9199.415.6
199067.749.7119.959.51.766.217.579.1199.014.9
199166.650.2119.161.91.663.517.881.9201.114.8
199266.152.7121.265.51.667.117.885.7206.914.6
199364.651.9118.767.91.869.717.687.3206.014.8
199466.352.5120.968.81.670.417.788.0208.815.0
199566.651.7120.467.91.569.417.787.1207.514.8
199667.148.3117.769.20.870.018.288.2205.914.5
199765.747.8115.671.40.571.917.389.1204.714.3
199866.751.5120.272.00.472.417.790.1210.214.5
199967.552.6121.976.30.676.917.694.4216.314.8
200067.851.2120.877.01.178.217.495.4216.215.2
200166.350.4118.476.81.278.017.595.5213.914.7
200267.851.6121.180.71.582.217.799.9221.015.6
200365.051.9118.781.81.483.217.5100.7219.316.3
200466.251.5119.384.51.085.517.1102.6221.916.6
200565.650.1117.286.01.387.316.7104.0221.216.2
200665.949.5116.986.71.287.916.9104.8221.716.5
200765.350.8117.785.31.186.417.6104.0221.716.3
200862.549.5113.483.51.484.917.6102.5216.015.9
200961.150.2112.779.81.381.117.098.1210.815.8
201059.647.8108.782.41.483.816.4100.2208.915.8
201157.345.7104.282.91.484.316.1100.3204.514.9
201257.345.9104.480.41.481.816.097.7202.114.2
201356.346.8104.381.81.383.115.999.1203.414.3
201454.146.4101.783.31.484.715.7100.4202.114.6
201553.949.9105.089.01.190.116.0106.1211.1NA
2016 estd.54.350.4105.990.81.392.116.5108.6214.5NA

1/ Includes beef, pork, veal, and mutton/lamb, but excludes edible offals.
2/ Estimated by USDA
Note: All poultry and livestock products are on a retail weight basis, except “other chicken” and “turkey” which are reported by USDA on a carcass-weight basis.
Fish/shellfish is reported by The National Marine Fisheries Service on an edible weight basis.
Source: USDA
Last updated Apr. 13, 2016

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