U.S. total beef production 2000-2020

The total beef production in the United States is estimated to reach 27.48 billion pounds in 2019, up from 26.15 billion pounds in the previous year. Over the last two decades, the total U.S. beef production has fluctuated slightly but remained stable overall.

Beef retail in the United States

Beef has the highest retail sales of any fresh meat in the United States, as of 2017. In that year, over 19 thousand dollars worth of fresh beef were sold per store per week in the United States. The retail price for 100 percent ground beef in the United States was 3.73 U.S. dollars per pound in 2018, down from 4.16 U.S. dollars in 2014. Beef brisket, on the other hand, was priced on average around three U.S. dollars per pound in major grocery retailers.

U.S. beef consumption

The United States consumes more beef than any other country in the world. Consumption of beef amounted to around 58 pounds per capita on an annual basis. This was projected to increase over the next several years before slowly decreasing around the year 2021.

Total beef production in the United States from 2000 to 2020

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Sources

Release date

February 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

2000 to 2019

Supplementary notes


** Forecast
Numbers have been rounded to provide a better understanding of the statistic.
Data prior to 2017 have been taken from earlier publications.

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