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Per capita meat consumption in Canada by type 1998-2019

Chicken was the most consumed meat in Canada in 2019. Canadians were consuming on average 77.29 pounds of the white meat per capita in this year. Chicken consumption has risen by almost 20 pounds per capita since 1998. Beef and pork consumption, on the other hand, have decreased in recent years, amounting to 39.64 and 37.13 pounds per capita respectively in 2019.

Canadian chicken market

The volume of chicken produced in recent years reflects Canadians growing love of the meat. Production reached an all-time high in 2019, with around 1.3 million metric tons of chicken produced in Canada. Whilst production and consumption have increased, average annual household expenditure on chicken has fluctuated. Spending hit a high of 266 Canadian dollars per household in 2015 and has since decreased to 230 dollars. This suggests that whilst Canadians are eating more chicken, they are purchasing cheaper cuts or varieties. Saskatchewan is the province where consumers are most likely to actively include chicken and poultry in their diet, whilst those in Quebec are most likely to avoid white meat.

Per capita meat consumption in Canada from 1998 to 2019, by type

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1998 to 2019

Supplementary notes

Figures prior to 2004 have been taken from previous reports.
Figures refer to retail weight for beef and pork and carcass weight for poultry.

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