The world is projected to produce a record 257.208 million metric tons of meat (beef, pork & chicken) in 2015.

Pork & chicken are both projected to set new world production records in 2015.

The world first produced over 200 million metric tons of meat (beef, pork & chicken) in 2002.

Year Beef Pork Chicken Total
2015 59,006,000 110,874,000 87,328,000 257,208,000
2014 59,690,000 110,476,000 86,348,000 256,514,000
2013 59,512,000 108,886,000 84,606,000 253,004,000
2012 58,511,000 107,015,000 83,416,000 248,942,000
2011 58,149,000 103,629,000 81,346,000 243,124,000
2010 58,485,000 103,033,000 78,357,000 239,875,000
2009 58,121,000 100,357,000 73,910,000 232,388,000
2008 58,477,000 98,110,000 73,036,000 229,623,000
2007 58,477,000 94,276,000 69,658,000 222,411,000
2006 57,559,000 95,906,000 65,680,000 219,145,000
2005 56,026,000 93,844,000 64,412,000 214,282,000
2004 55,526,000 91,369,000 61,158,000 208,053,000
2003 54,237,000 90,168,000 59,182,000 203,587,000
2002 53,915,000 88,432,000 58,569,000 200,916,000
2001 52,360,000 86,174,000 56,134,000 194,668,000
2000 52,993,000 84,954,000 54,171,000 192,118,000
1999 52,849,000 85,642,000 50,890,000 189,381,000
1998 51,769,000 82,379,000 47,214,000 181,362,000
1997 51,686,000 77,022,000 45,607,000 174,315,000
1996 50,089,000 73,261,000 43,288,000 166,638,000
1995 49,021,000 75,892,000 39,922,000 164,835,000
1994 48,228,000 71,808,000 35,471,000 155,507,000
1993 47,447,000 69,263,000 32,743,000 149,453,000
1992 94,836,000 68,306,000 31,438,000 194,580,000
1991 50,312,000 66,583,000 29,671,000 146,566,000
1990 50,466,000 65,160,000 27,712,000 143,338,000
1989 49,551,000 63,212,000 25,878,000 138,641,000
1988 48,712,000 62,162,000 23,851,000 134,725,000
1987 48,692,000 59,401,000 24,492,000 132,585,000
1986 47,497,000 57,501,000 21,166,000 126,164,000
1985 45,492,000 55,645,000 20,509,000 121,646,000
1984 44,481,000 53,195,000 19,387,000 117,063,000
1983 43,428,000 51,800,000 18,725,000 113,953,000
1982 43,332,000 49,677,000 18,343,000 111,352,000
1981 43,232,000 49,384,000 17,199,000 109,815,000
1980 42,921,000 49,422,000 16,116,000 108,459,000
1979 41,773,000 46,922,000 15,134,000 103,829,000
1978 43,541,000 42,455,000 13,937,000 99,933,000
1977 43,783,000 39,837,000 12,782,000 96,402,000
1976 43,549,000 38,036,000 11,850,000 93,435,000
1975 41,597,000 39,126,000 10,626,000 91,349,000
1974 38,235,000 33,006,000 9,767,000 81,008,000
1973 35,792,000 31,091,000 9,161,000 76,044,000
1972 34,958,000 29,640,000 8,455,000 73,053,000
1971 34,078,000 27,752,000 7,672,000 69,502,000
1970 34,303,000 25,545,000 7,470,000 67,318,000
1969 33,935,000 24,185,000 6,689,000 64,809,000
1968 32,747,000 23,787,000 5,995,000 62,529,000
1967 31,261,000 23,303,000 5,808,000 60,372,000
1966 29,673,000 22,199,000 5,523,000 57,395,000
1965 28,065,000 21,707,000 4,952,000 54,724,000
1964 26,176,000 20,624,000 4,448,000 51,248,000
1963 26,979,000 21,057,000 2,390,000 50,426,000
1962 25,629,000 20,644,000 2,267,000 48,540,000
1961 24,474,000 19,881,000 2,243,000 46,598,000
1960 23,599,000 19,354,000 1,966,000 44,919,000
Source:  FAS/USDA (metric tons)