The UK Protein Transition in 4 Graphs
Insights • 25 March 2022
Anyone who has set foot in a UK restaurant or supermarket in the past few years can see that meat consumption is changing, and meat-free diets are on the rise. Here, we share 4 graphs that show the protein transition in the UK.
1. Per capita total meat consumption decreased 17% in the 10 years to 2019
2. Per capita red meat consumption decreased 37% in the 10 years to 2019
The same paper showed average red meat consumption falling by more than a third from 37g/day to 24g/day over the same period. Fish consumption was fairly steady, while poultry consumption increased slightly.