Dining out drives beef consumption in Taiwan

December 2, 2019

Dining out among Taiwan’s wealthy and urban population has seen the island become a significant and consistent market for imported beef, according to Meat & Livestock Australia. Taiwan’s beef consumption continues to increase, driven by a large young adult population with growing disposable incomes and more openness to western-style foods. Between 2008 and 2018, per capita beef consumption increased 66% from 3.87kg to 6.41kg. As demand has grown, Taiwan’s total beef imports reached an all-time high of 130,505 tons for the 12 months to July 2019.