Cattle Meat Production

Beef is the culinary name for meat from bovines, especially domestic cattle. Beef can be harvested from cows, bulls, heifers or steers. Beef is the third most widely consumed meat in the world, accounting for about 25% of meat production worldwide, after pork and poultry at 38% and 30% respectively. In absolute numbers, the United States, Brazil, and the People's Republic of China are the world's three largest consumers of beef. On a per capita basis in 2009, Argentines ate the most beef at 64.6 kg per person; people in the US ate 40.2 kg, while those in the EU ate 16.9 kg. The world's largest exporters of beef are Brazil, Australia, and the United States. Beef production is also important to the economies of Paraguay, Argentina, Ireland, Mexico, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Russia, and Uruguay.

Country Unit 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Albaniakt 39.639.040.841.241.4
Algeriakt 125131126125136
Argentinakt 3,1323,3782,6302,4972,500
Armeniakt 49.349.648.048.247.6
Australiakt 2,1322,1242,1102,1102,125
Austriakt 224226227222222
Azerbaijankt 77.6103114117120
Belaruskt 269308308298298
Belgiumkt 267255263272262
Bosnia and Herzegovinakt 26.323.423.422.422.9