Annual consumption of meat per head by category in France 2014

 According to a report from France AgriMer from 2014, the French per capita consumption of pig meat amounted to 32.5 kg and the consumption of poultry meat to 26.3 kg, out of a total of 86.2 kilograms of meat.  

Meat consumption in France

  A more recent survey from 2019 revealed that 38 percent of French people ate meat (pig, beef etc.) three to five times a week. The frequency of poultry meat consumption was once to twice a week for 57 percent of the people surveyed.  

Meat-free eating habits among French?

   In France, Meat-free eating habits seem to represent a minor part of dietary behavior in France. In 2018, 1.5 percent of men and 2.8 percent of women declared being vegetarian. Although the omnivore diet was the dominant one, about 40 percent of people surveyed stated following a flexitarian diet (stat 964416). Moreover, 40 percent of French were in favor of introducing vegetarian meals in catering services like canteens, restaurants etc. In addition to this, more than 50 percent of interviewed French supported the proposition of vegetarian meals at school caterings at least once a week.

Average annual per capita consumption of meat in France in 2014, by category*

Consumption in kilograms
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Release date

September 2015



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* data partially estimated

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