The displayed data on the share of non-meat eaters shows of the Statista Global Consumer Survey conducted in a variety of European countries in 2021. Some 14 percent of participants in Germany responded to the question "Do you follow one or more of the following nutrition rules?" by selecting "Vegetarian (not eating meat and fish)", "Vegan (not eating any animal products)", or "Pescatarian (not eating meat, but eating fish)".
In European countries, the share of vegetarians is particularly high among young adults in Germany, where approximately 11 percent stated in a survey that they consider themselves vegetarians. This trend is reflected in the market for meat substitutes in Germany, which has nearly doubled its value in 2020, as compared to the previous year. The market is forecast to continue this growth trend. Between October 2019 and September 2020, Germany had the highest growth rate for plant-based meat substitutes among European countries.
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 "Vegan (not eating any animal products), vegetarian (not eating meat and fish), and pescatarian (not eating meat, but eating fish)".
*Depending on the country, the survey was carried out in the first or second quarter of 2021. For more information please visit the Global Consumer Survey home page and take a look at our methodology.
Figures have been rounded.
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