Mexico: meat consumption per capita 2018- 2021, by type

Consumption of poultry in Mexico was estimated at 28.76 kilograms per capita in 2018 and was expected to reach 29.36 kilograms by 2021. In that year, more poultry was consumed in Mexico than any other type of meat, followed at a wide margin by pork.

Mexico's poultry market

In recent years, household spending on poultry meat in Mexico has been increasing. Chicken meat production has thus experienced a rapid expansion. The lower cost of raising chickens and turkeys reflects in consumer prices, and partly explains its increasing popularity compared to other meats. This follows a preference towards poultry in the meat market, not only in Mexico, but also on a global scale.

Red meat in Mexico

In comparison to poultry, production of beef and veal has been growing at a slower rate in Mexico. The market is likely to see changes in the coming years, with beef and veal per capita consumption set to decrease in this Latin American country and fluctuate in the United States -- the primary destination for Mexican bovine meat exports. Contrary to beef, per capita consumption of pork is expected to increase, however, it is also widely surpassed by that of poultry products. Overall, meat consumption in Mexico is likely to continue its upward trend.

Per capita meat consumption in Mexico from 2018 to 2021, by type

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July 2019



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