In 2015, per capita meat consumption in the U.S. rose by 5 percent compared to 2014, representing the highest rate in nearly four decades, according to Rabobank. According to those numbers, the average American eats about 193 lbs. of beef, pork and/or chicken a year, up from an estimated 184 lbs. in 2012.
Rabobank notes that a stronger dollar and large increases in the supply of chicken and pork are the cause for the rising consumption rate. Meat consumption could reach record levels of more than 200 lbs. a year per capita by 2018, due in part to a still-expanding pork and poultry supply, reports MarketWatch. Full Story