Facts & FIGURES
Nearly 70 per cent of Australian households serve chicken meat at least twice per week. In 2022/23, the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) estimates that Australians increased consumption to 50.1 kg of chicken meat on average each. This represents nearly half of all meat consumed!
Where is chicken produced in Australia?
Locations of major primary processing plants
Source: ‘Economic contribution of the Australian chicken meat industry, May 2020, AgriFutures. Download PDF
Chicken meat producing regions of Australia
How does Australia compare globally?
Calculated as total consumption (source: Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA)
Total population 1 July 2022 (source: UN World Population Prospects 2020)
For the purposes of this graph, Australian consumption was calculated by the ACMF in the same way as for all other countries. For actual Australian consumption figures see the consumption trend graph above
While data for Israel and New Zealand is not available on the USDA FAS database, these countries would make it into the top 10 chicken-consuming nations list. Latest available data from PIANZ reports per capita consumption of chicken meat in New Zealand as 41 kgs.
The latest available data from the OECD states total poultry meat per capita consumption in Israel is 68.7 kg (assumed to be 75% chicken meat).