Between January and September of this year, per capita beef consumption rose about 4% to 73.2 kilograms (161.3 pounds), the Argentine Beef Industry Chamber, CICCRA, reported Monday.
That’s the highest level in 15 years, the chamber said.
It means that the average Argentine eats the equivalent of almost two McDonald’s Quarter Pounders every day, all year long. That’s a lot of meat, and it doesn’t even include chicken, pork or lamb, which are consumed in much smaller quantities.
But it’s still not as much as what they eat in Uruguay, where last year per capita beef consumption totaled 86 kilograms.