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Consumption and Expenditures

U.S. Per Capita Meat Consumption
Retail Weight (lbs.) Boneless Equivalent (lbs.)
Beef Pork Veal Lamb Chicken Turkey Fish Total Beef Pork Veal Lamb Chicken Turkey Fish Total
1960 63.5 59.1 5.2 4.2 23.5 6.3 10.3 172.1 59.1 48.9 4.2 3.1 16.1 4.9 10.3 146.7
1961 65.5 56.7 4.8 4.5 26.0 7.4 10.7 175.6 61.0 47.1 3.9 3.3 17.8 5.9 10.7 149.6
1962 66.3 57.3 4.6 4.5 26.0 7.1 10.6 176.3 61.8 47.7 3.7 3.4 17.8 5.6 10.6 150.5
1963 70.4 58.4 4.1 4.3 27.2 6.9 10.5 181.7 65.5 48.9 3.4 3.2 18.6 5.5 10.5 155.5
1964 74.8 58.4 4.4 3.7 27.8 7.4 10.5 187.0 70.6 49.2 3.6 2.7 19.0 5.8 10.5 161.5
1965 74.8 51.8 4.4 3.3 29.8 7.5 10.9 182.5 70.6 43.8 3.6 2.4 20.4 6.0 10.9 157.7
1966 78.3 50.7 3.8 3.5 32.1 7.9 10.9 187.3 73.9 43.1 3.2 2.6 21.9 6.3 10.9 161.8
1967 80.1 55.5 3.3 3.4 32.6 8.7 10.6 194.2 75.5 47.4 2.7 2.5 22.3 6.8 10.6 167.9
1968 82.2 56.7 3.1 3.3 32.9 8.1 11.0 197.3 77.6 48.7 2.5 2.4 22.5 6.4 11.0 171.1
1969 82.8 55.0 2.7 3.1 34.9 8.4 11.2 198.0 78.1 47.5 2.3 2.3 24.1 6.6 11.2 171.9
1970 84.7 55.9 2.4 2.9 36.9 8.1 11.7 202.6 79.9 48.6 2.0 2.1 25.4 6.4 11.7 176.1
1971 84.0 60.6 2.2 2.8 36.7 8.4 11.5 206.3 79.2 53.0 1.8 2.1 25.1 6.6 11.5 179.3
1972 85.8 54.7 1.8 2.9 38.5 9.0 12.5 205.2 81.0 48.1 1.5 2.2 26.3 7.1 12.5 178.6
1973 80.8 49.0 1.4 2.4 37.0 8.4 12.7 191.6 76.2 43.4 1.2 1.7 25.2 6.7 12.7 167.0
1974 85.7 52.8 1.9 2.0 36.9 8.7 12.1 200.1 80.8 47.1 1.5 1.5 25.1 6.9 12.1 175.0
1975 88.2 43.0 3.4 1.8 36.7 8.3 12.1 193.5 83.2 38.5 2.8 1.3 25.0 6.5 12.1 169.5
1976 94.6 45.5 3.2 1.6 39.9 8.9 12.9 206.7 89.2 41.1 2.7 1.2 27.1 7.0 12.9 181.2
1977 91.7 47.0 3.1 1.5 40.7 8.8 12.6 205.5 86.5 42.6 2.6 1.1 27.7 6.9 12.6 180.0
1978 87.5 47.0 2.4 1.4 43.1 8.7 13.4 203.5 82.5 42.8 1.9 1.0 29.2 6.9 13.4 177.8
1979 78.2 53.7 1.6 1.3 46.0 9.3 13.0 203.1 73.7 49.1 1.3 1.0 31.7 7.3 13.0 177.2
1980 76.6 57.3 1.5 1.4 45.8 10.3 12.5 205.4 72.3 52.6 1.2 1.0 31.7 8.1 12.5 179.3
1981 78.3 54.7 1.6 1.4 46.9 10.6 12.7 206.1 73.8 50.4 1.3 1.0 32.4 8.4 12.7 180.1
1982 77.1 49.1 1.6 1.5 47.0 10.6 12.5 199.4 72.7 45.3 1.3 1.1 32.6 8.4 12.5 173.9
1983 78.6 51.7 1.6 1.5 47.4 11.0 13.4 205.2 74.1 47.8 1.3 1.1 32.9 8.7 13.4 179.3
1984 78.5 51.5 1.7 1.5 49.2 11.0 14.2 207.7 74.0 47.6 1.4 1.1 34.2 8.7 14.2 181.3
1985 79.3 51.9 1.8 1.4 51.0 11.6 15.1 212.1 74.8 48.1 1.5 1.1 35.4 9.2 15.1 185.1
1986 78.9 49.0 1.8 1.4 52.0 12.9 15.5 211.5 74.6 45.6 1.5 1.0 36.1 10.2 15.5 184.5
1987 73.9 49.2 1.5 1.3 55.1 14.7 16.2 211.9 69.7 46.0 1.2 1.0 38.3 11.6 16.2 184.1
1988 72.7 52.5 1.3 1.4 55.3 15.7 15.2 214.1 68.7 49.2 1.1 1.0 38.6 12.4 15.2 186.3
1989 69.0 52.0 1.2 1.4 56.7 16.6 15.6 212.5 65.3 48.8 1.0 1.0 39.7 13.1 15.6 184.6
1990 67.8 49.7 1.1 1.4 59.5 17.6 15.0 212.1 64.1 46.7 0.9 1.0 41.6 13.9 15.0 183.3
1991 66.6 50.2 1.0 1.4 62.0 17.9 14.9 214.0 63.1 47.2 0.8 1.0 43.4 14.2 14.9 184.6
1992 66.2 52.8 1.0 1.3 65.6 17.9 14.8 219.6 62.7 49.6 0.8 1.0 45.8 14.2 14.8 188.9
1993 64.6 51.9 0.9 1.3 68.0 17.7 15.0 219.5 61.2 48.8 0.8 1.0 47.4 14.0 15.0 188.2
1994 66.3 52.5 0.9 1.2 68.8 17.8 15.2 222.7 63.1 49.3 0.8 0.9 48.1 14.1 15.2 191.4
1995 66.6 51.8 1.0 1.2 68.0 17.8 15.0 221.3 63.7 48.6 0.8 0.9 47.6 14.0 15.0 190.6
1996 67.2 48.4 1.2 1.1 69.4 18.4 14.8 220.4 64.2 45.4 1.0 0.8 48.5 14.5 14.8 189.3
1997 65.7 47.9 1.0 1.1 71.4 17.3 14.6 219.0 62.8 45.0 0.8 0.8 50.1 13.7 14.6 187.7
1998 66.7 51.5 0.8 1.2 72.1 17.7 14.9 224.8 63.8 48.4 0.7 0.9 50.5 14.0 14.9 193.0
1999 67.5 52.7 0.7 1.1 76.3 17.6 15.4 231.4 64.6 49.5 0.6 0.8 53.5 13.9 15.4 198.2
2000 67.7 51.2 0.7 1.1 76.9 17.3 15.2 230.2 64.7 48.1 0.5 0.8 53.9 13.7 15.2 197.0
2001 66.3 50.2 0.6 1.1 76.6 17.5 14.8 227.3 63.3 47.2 0.5 0.8 53.7 13.8 14.8 194.2
2002 67.8 51.5 0.6 1.2 80.5 17.7 15.6 234.8 64.6 48.4 0.5 0.9 56.4 14.0 15.6 200.4
2003 65.0 51.7 0.6 1.1 81.4 17.4 16.3 233.6 61.9 48.6 0.5 0.8 57.1 13.7 16.3 198.9
2004 66.2 51.5 0.5 1.1 84.5 17.1 16.6 237.5 63.3 48.3 0.4 0.8 59.2 13.5 16.6 202.2
2005 65.6 50.1 0.5 1.1 86.0 16.7 16.2 236.1 62.7 47.0 0.4 0.8 60.2 13.2 16.2 200.6
2006 65.9 49.5 0.4 1.1 86.7 16.9 16.5 237.0 63.0 46.5 0.4 0.8 60.7 13.4 16.5 201.3
2007 65.3 50.8 0.4 1.1 85.3 17.6 16.3 236.8 62.4 47.8 0.3 0.8 59.8 13.9 16.3 201.3
2008 62.5 49.5 0.4 1.0 83.5 17.6 16.0 230.6 59.7 46.5 0.3 0.7 58.5 13.9 16.0 195.8
2009 61.1 50.2 0.4 1.0 79.8 17.0 16.0 225.5 58.4 47.1 0.3 0.7 55.9 13.4 16.0 192.0
2010 59.6 47.8 0.4 0.9 82.4 16.4 15.8 223.3 57.0 44.9 0.3 0.7 57.7 13.0 15.8 189.4
2011 57.3 45.7 0.4 0.8 82.9 16.1 15.0 218.3 54.8 43.0 0.3 0.6 58.1 12.7 15.0 184.5
2012 57.4 46.0 0.3 0.9 80.4 16.0 14.4 215.4 54.9 43.2 0.3 0.6 56.4 12.6 14.4 182.4
2013 56.4 46.8 0.3 0.9 81.9 16.0 14.5 216.8 53.9 44.0 0.3 0.7 57.4 12.6 14.5 183.4
2014 54.3 46.4 0.3 1.0 83.4 15.5 14.6 215.5 51.9 43.6 0.2 0.7 58.4 12.3 14.6 181.8
2015 54.1 49.9 0.2 1.0 88.9 15.7 15.5 225.3 51.7 46.9 0.2 0.7 62.3 12.4 15.5 189.7
2016 55.5 50.0 0.2 1.1 89.6 16.4 N/A 228.3 53.1 47.0 0.2 0.8 62.8 12.9 N/A 192.2
Sources: Livestock and poultry – Livestock Marketing Information Center, Denver, CO. Fish – Fisheries of the United States, www.st.nmfs.noaa.gov/st1/
1Total for 2016 includes fish consumption for 2015 since that data for 2016 is not yet available.
Updated: 11.17

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