Meat production has grown 2.6 times faster than population since 1961

June 8, 2015

Production of meat in the world in 1961 was 71,357,168.89 million tonnes and in 2012 was 302,390,507.24 million tonnes.
Calculation: (302,390,507.24 - 71,357,168.89)/71,357,168.89 x 100 = 324%

 

Population in 1961: 3,082,829,000 people; population in 2010: 6,916,185,000 people.
Calculation: (6,916,185,000 - 3,082,829,000)/3,082,829,000 *100= 124 %

 

324% / 124% = 2.6

 

Meat production statistics:
Calculated from FAOSTAT, (Browse Data, Production, Livestock Primary, Item: Meat, Total, Area: World, From Year 1961 to year 2012, Aggregation: average, accessed December 15, 2014), http://faostat3.fao.org/browse/Q/QL/E.

 

Population statistics:
Calculated from FAOSTAT, (Browse Data, Population, Annual Population, World, 1961-2010, accessed December 15, 2014), http://faostat3.fao.org/browse/O/OA/E.

 

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