The United States is the largest consumer of beef in the world followed by Brazil and the European Union.

The world is projected to 56.739 million metric tons of beef in 2015.

The United States is projected to consume roughly 20% of the beef produced in the world. 

Ten (10) countries are projected to consume over 1 million metric tons of beef in 2015.

World 56,739,000
Rank Country 2015 % Of World
1 United States 11,292,000 19.90%
2 Brazil 7,905,000 13.93%
3 European Union 7,495,000 13.21%
4 China 7,305,000 12.87%
5 Argentina 2,500,000 4.41%
6 Russia 2,112,000 3.72%
7 India 2,100,000 3.70%
8 Mexico 1,845,000 3.25%
9 Pakistan 1,661,000 2.93%
10 Japan 1,228,000 2.16%
11 Canada 925,000 1.63%
12 Colombia 873,000 1.54%
13 South Africa 847,000 1.49%
14 Hong Kong 758,000 1.34%
15 South Korea 740,000 1.30%
16 Australia 735,000 1.30%
17 Egypt 590,000 1.04%
18 Philippines 584,000 1.03%
19 Chile 455,000 0.80%
20 Kazakhstan 436,000 0.77%
21 Venezuela 415,000 0.73%
22 Ukraine 389,000 0.69%
23 Iran 339,000 0.60%
24 Malaysia 262,000 0.46%
25 Algeria 245,000 0.43%
26 Angola 220,000 0.39%
27 Vietnam 220,000 0.39%
28 Peru 218,000 0.38%
29 Saudi Arabia 202,000 0.36%
30 Uruguay 201,000 0.35%
31 Switzerland 177,000 0.31%
32 Israel 160,000 0.28%
33 Paraguay 152,000 0.27%
34 Taiwan 150,000 0.26%
35 Lebanon 118,000 0.21%
36 New Zealand 95,000 0.17%
37 Dom. Republic 94,000 0.17%
38 Guatemala 89,000 0.16%
39 Belarus 83,000 0.15%
40 Costa Rica 75,000 0.13%
41 UAE 61,000 0.11%
42 Kuwait 48,000 0.08%
43 Bosnia 47,000 0.08%
44 Jordan 47,000 0.08%
45 El Salvador 43,000 0.08%
46 Singapore 40,000 0.07%
47 Oman 36,000 0.06%
48 Libya 28,000 0.05%
49 Honduras 24,000 0.04%
50 Congo  23,000 0.04%
51 Macedonia 19,000 0.03%
52 Gabon 18,000 0.03%
53 Nicaragua 15,000 0.03%
FAS/USDA (Metric Tons)