Key Market Indicators
Dutch beef consumption is projected to reach 290,000 metric tons by 2026, up slightly from 284,000 metric tons in 2021. Since 2017, Dutch beef consumption has declined 0.4% each year on average. Meanwhile, Dutch beef production is anticipated to reach 450,000 metric tons by 2026, an increase of 0.4% annually since 2021. Since 1966, Dutch beef production has grown by 1.1% each year on average. In 2021, the Netherlands ranked 31st in the world, overtaken by Venezuela with 438,460 metric tons. Brazil, China and Argentina took the second, third and fourth spots in the rankings, respectively.