Global meat production increases to 17 percent - Brazil dominates market
By Frans van Hees | www.AboutBrasil.com | Week 48, November 2015
Rio de Janeiro — Over the next decade,
global meat production will grow 17 percent, with Brazil experiencing the greatest increase of all other supplying countries. This is expected by the British investment bank
17 percent increase in meat productionis a slower growth than the world has seen over the past decade, there are strong differences between several regions in the world.
The report of HSBC shows that chicken is responsible for half of the expected increase in demand. The reason for this is that
consumption of poultryis not obstructed by religious suppresion, as is the case with pork and beef.
This will increase chicken as the world's most consumed meat in the future.
Furthermore, HSBC provides a strong growth of
Brazilian meat production. Brazil is already one of the largest suppliers, but in 2026 of every five kilos of beef, pork and chicken that is traded in the world, more than 1 kg will have Brazilian origin.
Remarkably, in 2017 India will become the largest beef producer in the world, while in 2015 it is already the fourth supplier.