During a survey carried out between July 2021 and June 2022, approximately five percent of French people aged between 18 and 19 said they were following a vegetarian diet. The share of vegetarians among respondents aged between 50 and 59 was at two percent.
While many French people reduce their meat intake or follow a meat-free diet, meat remains an essential part of food consumption in France. In 2020, the per capita consumption of meat in France amounted to a total of approximately 84.4 kilograms. Pork and poultry made up the largest share with 31.5 kilograms and 27.7 kilograms, respectively. That year, French households spent almost 40 billion euros on meat. Meat is mostly distributed via hypermarkets in France. Nearly half of all meat purchases occur through at these shopping locations. The second most frequent sales channel of meat is supermarkets.
The original survey question was: "Do you follow one or more of the following nutrition rules?" This statistic shows the share of all who answered "Vegetarian (not eating meat and fish)".
For more information please visit the Global Consumer Survey home page and take a look at our methodology.
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