Meat consumption

In 2016, the apparent meat consumption in Belgium amounted to 214 g/person/day. To achieve the sustainable development goal by 2030, this figure must be reduced. This objective will be reached by continuing the trend since 2000. The meat consumption is therefore developing favourably.

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Meat consumption - Belgium and international comparison

g/day/person

 200520102011201220132014201520162016//20052016//2011
Belgium273.6252.1243.8238.4235.6241.1230.1213.7-2.2-2.6
EU28183.3182.5181.8179.7177.8182.2187.0188.90.30.8
//: Average Growth Rates

Calculations FPB based on Statistics Belgium (2019), Bilans d'approvisionnement en viande, https://statbel.fgov.be/ and on OECD (2019), Meat consumption, https://data.oecd.org/agroutput/meat-consumption.htm (consulted on 16/04/2019).

UN target: 2.2 - By 2030, end all forms of malnutrition, including achieving, by 2025, the internationally agreed targets on stunting and wasting in children under 5 years of age, and address the nutritional needs of adolescent girls, pregnant and lactating women and older persons.

UN indicator: the selected indicator does not correspond to a UN indicator, but is related to UN target 2.2.

Sources

  • SDGs, Sustainable Development Goals: United Nations (2015), Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 25 September 2015, document A/RES/70/1.

  • Indicators: United Nations (2017), Work of the Statistical Commission pertaining to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 6 July 2017, document A/RES/71/313.

  • UN Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/ (consulted on 26/04/2019).

  • Sustainable Development Goal indicators website: https://unstats.un.org/sdgs/ (consulted on 26/04/2019).

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