Per capita consumption of meat in Norway 1959-2015, by type of meat

Since 1999, the per capita consumption volume of meat in Norway increased overall. In this year, Norwegians consumed nearly 60 kilograms of meat per person, which grew to more than 71 kilograms in 2017. In recent years, pork and beef were the most consumed types of meat. As of 2015, the consumption volume amounted to 14.5 kilograms of pork and 13.5 kilograms of beef per capita in Norway.

 Beef consumption 

     From 2008 to 2017, the consumption volume of beef in Norway fluctuated slightly. With more than 77.5 thousand metric tons, a peak was recorded in 2016. According to preliminary figures for 2017, the amount decreased to just over 75 thousand metric tons of beef consumed. As of this year, people from Norway consumed 14.2 kilograms of beef per person.   

 Pork consumption 

     By comparison, Norwegians seemed to liked pork meat rather than beef. During the past years, the annual consumption volume of pork generally grew. In 2017, it amounted to a volume of almost 110 thousand metric tons. The annual per capita consumption volume of pork during that year was 20.7 kilograms.  

Per capita consumption of meat in Norway in selected years from 1959 to 2015, by type of meat

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Release date

December 2016



Survey time period

1959 to 2015

Special properties

incl. border trade

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