How Much Meat Does the Average American Eat?


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In 2013, Americans ate an average of 104.4 pounds of meat per person. Of that, 56.3 pounds were beef, and 46.8 pounds were pork. Each American also consumed 83.2 pounds of chicken, the majority of which came from broilers.

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The per capita consumption of turkey in 2013 was 16 pounds. The average total amount of poultry eaten was 99.2 pounds. Therefore, the average total for all red meat and poultry was 203.6 pounds.

The amount of fish and shellfish eaten by the average American in 2012 was 14.4 pounds. This total includes only the edible portions of seafood, and therefore, excludes any shell weight.

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