Per capita availability of chicken higher than that of beef

U.S. per capita availability of beef, pork, chicken, and fish/shellfish – 1910-2018

In 2018, 65.2 pounds of chicken per person were available for Americans to eat (on a boneless, edible basis), compared to 54.6 pounds of beef. Chicken began its upward climb in the 1940s, overtaking pork in 1996 as the second most consumed meat. Since 1970, U.S. chicken availability per person has more than doubled. In 2018, 16.1 pounds of fish and shellfish per person were available for consumption.

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