Which Country Consumes the Most Turkey Meat in the World?

Poultry February 09, 2018
Author: Anna Sergeeva
Market Analyst

Global turkey meat consumption amounted to 5,657 thousand tonnes in 2015, picking up by +4.0% against the previous year level. Overall, the global turkey meat consumption indicated a moderate growth from 2007 to 2015. The trend pattern, however, remained relatively stable, with only minor fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. The total consumption volume increased at an average annual rate of +0.5%. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2008, when the output figure increased by +4% from the previous year level. Over the period under review, the global turkey meat consumption attained its maximum volume of 5,725 thousand tonnes in 2012. From 2013 to 2015, the total turkey meat consumption growth failed to regain its strength.

Top Turkey Meat Consuming Countries in the World

1. United States of America (2554K Tonnes)

2. Germany (487K Tonnes)

3. Brazil (376K Tonnes)

4. France (314K Tonnes)

5. Italy (250K Tonnes)

Global Turkey Meat Consumption

With nearly 2,554 thousand tonnes, the United States became the world’s leading turkey meat consuming country, mixed up 47% of global consumption. The other major consumers were Germany (487 thousand tonnes) and Brazil (376 thousand tonnes), with a share of 9% and 7%, respectively. Moreover, turkey meat consumption in the United States surpassed the figures recorded by Germany fivefold. They were followed by France with a 6% of global consumption share and Italy with a 5% share.

From 2007 to 2015, an average annual growth rate of turkey meat consumption in the United States stood at -0.7%. The remaining consuming countries recorded the following average annual growth rates: Germany (+2.9% per year) and Brazil (+2.4% per year).

Per capita turkey meat in the United States was estimated at 7.94 kg/year, much higher than the global average of 0.88 kg/year. United States of America was the leading country in terms of per capita consumption, among the main consumers of turkey meat, followed by Germany (6.04 kg/year), France (4.88 kg/year), Italy (4.18 kg/year) and Brazil (1.81 kg/year).

In Germany, per capita turkey meat consumption has grown noticably (+3.0% per year) in recent years. In 2015, Germany per capita consumption reached 7.94 kg/year as compared with 4.78 kg/year in 2007.

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Source: World: Turkey Meat - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast To 2025