Koreans Consume Less Meat Than OECD Average

  • Arirang News

    April 18, 2016 11:06

    Koreans eat meat at a level that is still well below the OECD average, despite a steady rise in consumption over the past few decades.

    The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs said the country's meat consumption stood at 51.3 kg per person per year in 2014. The OECD average was 63.5 kg.

    The U.S. consumed the most per person -- almost 90 kg -- while Bangladesh was at the other end of the spectrum with 2.1 kg.
    Korea's per-capita consumption of meat has soared nearly five-fold from 11.3 kg in 1980 due to changes in people's tastes and eating habits.

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