The graph shows how per capita meat consumption has changed in various countries around the world.

Apr 21, 2021 / Academic / 2:04 am

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Variations in the per capita consumption of meat in selected countries between 1961 and 2013 are depicted in the given line graph.

Overall, it is clear that Brazil and China were the only two countries in the group with visible changes in the consumption pattern.

As per the chart, the US stood first in case of meat consumption all through the period with the per capita consumption ranging from about 90 kg to125 kg. In case of Canada, the pattern was similar and this ranged between just above 75kg and 100 kg. However, there was a slight dip in the consumption in both countries by 2013 (120 and 80 kg respectively).

The pattern of consumption was almost steady in the UK and Kenya, while in India, it was more stationary. In the UK, this hovered around 75kg, whilst in Kenya it stood around 20kg. The least consumption was recorded in India, when the per capita consumption stood less than 5kg.

However, in both Brazil and China, there was a dramatic growth in meat consumption, and this was from just above 25 kg to 100 kg and from around 5kg to 60 kg respectively.

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