RezeroLab Data

Meat consumption

Data from Catalunya

The overconsumption of products of animal origin has proven to be closely related to a high environmental impact of the food sector and the climate crisis.

A reduction in the consumption of protein of animal origin, and its replacement by the consumption of protein of plant origin, would significantly contribute to mitigating the environmental impact derived from the food sector, both by releasing pressure on the soil and the rest of natural ecosystems, as well as the reduction of associated greenhouse gases.

Evolution of the quantity of meat consumed per capita in Catalonia for the main groups of meat products

Source:Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food

Meat consumption per person in 2022 in Catalonia has experienced a decrease of 20% compared to 2020, the year in which there was one of the highest consumption in recent years.
Even so, currently the average consumption is 38 kg/inhabitant/year of meat, much above the 26 kg/inhabitant/year recommended by the WHO.