Research Article | Animal Husbandry Economics

Status of Production and Consumption of Meat : A Study of different Countries of the East Asia Region

Abdul Wahid and S. K. Srivastava

Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, SayedJamaluddin Afghani University, Kunar province, Afghanistan

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal November 2021 : 98 (11) - pages 28 to 34
(Received: , Accepted: )


Globally meat production increased by 1.2 per cent in 2018, China was the largest meat producing country in the world with the production of about 25.74 per cent of total world meat production, followed by EU14.59 per cent. The study examined the status, growth and instability of production and consumption of meat in different countries of East Asia region from 2000 to 2017. Descriptive statistics like average, percentage, etc. were used to analyze the data. East Asia region registered less increase (42 per cent) in meat production than that of in whole Asia (55 per cent) during the year 2017over the year 2000. China produced more than 90 per cent of meat in the region and 61.15 per cent in Asia, in the year 2017. In Taiwan and Hong Kong both, meat production and livestock number declined, which shows weak livestock services in these two countries of the East Asia region.

Key Words: East Asia, status, meat production, meat consumption, per capita consumption

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