Key Market Indicators
Consumption of beef in the UAE is expected to reach 134,700 metric tons by 2026, up 0.3% from 132,000 metric tons in 2021. Since 2017, demand for beef has decreased by 0.3% annually. Meanwhile, production of beef in the UAE is projected to reach 21,090 metric tons by 2026, up 1.5% from 19,300 metric tons in 2021. Since 1966, production has grown by an average of 1.3% every year. In 2021, the UAE ranked 119th in beef production; North Korea overtook the UAE with 19,300 metric tons. Brazil, China, and Argentina were ranked second, third, and fourth, respectively.