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Food Inspiration Magazine is the online magazine for foodservice professionals in search of inspiration and innovation. With the magazine we collect, enrich and spread inspiration. The free subscription magazine is published eight times per year and is an abundant source of inspiration for food and hospitality professionals. Our readers can be found in the U.S., Northern Europe, Latin America and Asia.

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The world is facing a global food problem. In 2030, over 8 billion mouths will have to be fed, rising to 9 billion in 2050. In comparison, the world population in 1950 amounted to 2.5 billion people. This puts extra pressure on food availability, with climate problems as a result. 

Our diet needs to change drastically should we want to continue feeding a world population that’s ever-growing, increasingly prosperous and more demanding of the planet. So that sufficient food is and remains available. 

 Jeremy Freeling Duke  Xiao-Er Kong

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Worldwide

Source: OECD-FAO, 2018 

Growth fast-food restaurant industry 2013-2018

America

Source: Ibisworld 

Growth fast-food restaurant industry 2013-2018

China

Source: Ibisworld 

Growth fast-food restaurant industry 2013-2018

Europe

Fast-food restaurants turnover

(in billions)

The fast-food restaurant industry is the most profitable sector in the foodservice market. It represents 29,6% of the total value of the sector.

Source: Marketline 2018

Source: Aaron Allen & Associates

Worldwide

Pizza

The pizza and pasta sector is growing most rapidly in the fast-food industry, alongside the favorite burgers/sandwiches.

Sale of pizza

Worldwide 2018: 134 billion dollars
Middle-East & Africa has grown from 4.29 billion dollars in 2015, to 4.66 billion in 2016.

Forecast for pizza market-turnover 2016 - 2021

Asia: +22%
Latin America : +18%
Europe: +3%

Source: PMQ, Pizza power report 2018

America

2481 kcal / +23%

In 2010, the average American consumed 2481 kilocalories per day, which is an increase of 23% compared to 1970. Half of the calorie intake comes from two product groups: fats and oils (32.1%), flour and grains (23.4%).

Source: National Geographic & FAOSTAT

Asia

Somalia / 1695 kcal

The calorie intake of Eastern Asia and Northern Africa has risen the most in recent decades. Somalia is the country with the most low-calorie diet: 1695 kilocalories, of which only 3% is vegetables. The change to a high-calorie diet in developing countries takes place when incomes rise.

Source: National Geographic & FAOSTAT

Worldwide

Intake of calories

(in kilocalories)

Source: World Health Organisation

Worldwide

China

China tops the list of the world’s largest fish-consuming countries. It’s followed by Japan and the USA.

-20%

Europe, Japan and the United States together accounted for 47% of the world’s total fish-consumption in 1961. This had decreased to only 20% in 2015.

Of the worldwide total of 149 million tons of fish in 2015, Asia consumed more than two-thirds. This was 106 million tons, or 24.0 kg per head of population.

106 million

The amount of fish eaten in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia

(in kilograms)

The average amount of fish eaten worldwide

(in kilograms)

Source: FAO, the state of world fisheries and aquaculture

Future-Proof Fast Food

Calorie Bomb

Demand for fish

Worldwide

Meat consumption per person 2008-2017

Poultry

Veal and beef

Source: OECD-FAO, 2018 

+16%

-5%

2014

2018

The average chicken consumption has doubled since 1970, while beef consumption has decreased by more than one-third.

The average of red meat and poultry eaten

America

Source: PNAS

221,9

pounds

222,2

pounds

China

Meat consumption 2011-2020

(in pounds)

Source: Statista

20x

In 2011, the average Chinese person consumed 20 times more pork than in 1961.

#1

Hong Kong is the number 1 carnivore worldwide.

The average person in Hong Kong eats 1,52 pounds of meat per day.

1,52

This is an increase of 242% from 1961 - 2011.

+242%

Source: National Geographic & FAOSTAT

Europe

Meat consumption 1997-2020

(in pounds)

Percentage of vegetarians in 2017

(per population, per country)

Meat consumption as a whole is expected to fall in Europe. This is due to the increase in the number of vegetarians and vegans.

Source: Statista

Meat Consumption

Source: FAO, the state of world fisheries and aquaculture

Source: FAO, the state of world fisheries and aquaculture

The world is facing a global food problem. In 2030, over 8 billion mouths will have to be fed, rising to 9 billion in 2050. In comparison, the world population in 1950 amounted to 2.5 billion people. This puts extra pressure on food availability, with climate problems as a result. 

Our diet needs to change drastically should we want to continue feeding a world population that’s ever-growing, increasingly prosperous and more demanding of the planet. So that sufficient food is and remains available. 

 Jeremy Freeling Duke  Xiao-Er Kong

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Meat Consumption

Meat consumption worldwide per person 2008-2017

Poultry

+16%

Veal and beef

-5%

Source: OECD-FAO, 2018 

The average of red meat and poultry eaten in America

The average chicken consumption has doubled since 1970, while beef consumption has decreased by more than one-third.

2014

221,9

pounds

2018

222,2

pounds

Source: PNAS

Meat consumption in Europe 1997-2020

(in pounds)

Percentage of vegetarians in Europe, 2017

(per population, per country)

Meat consumption as a whole is expected to fall in Europe. This is due to the increase in the number of vegetarians and vegans.

10%

Italy

9%

UK

9%

Germany

9%

Austria

6%

Ireland

Source: Statista

Source: Statista

Meat consumption in China 2011-2020

(in pounds)

Source: Statista

20x

In 2011, the average Chinese person consumed 20 times more pork than in 1961.

#1

Hong Kong is the number 1 carnivore worldwide.

1,52

The average person in Hong Kong eats 1,52 pounds of meat per day.

+242%

This is an increase of 242% from 1961 - 2011.

Source: National Geographic & FAOSTAT

Future-Proof Fast Food

Growth fast-food restaurant industry worldwide 2013-2018

+3,5%

The global fast-food restaurant industry has grown annually by 3,5%

668

Turnover in 2018 amounts to 668 billion dollars

+1%

In 2018, the number of business grew by 1%

+2,4%

In 2018, the number of employees grew by 2,4%

Source: OECD-FAO, 2018 

Growth fast-food restaurant industry America 2013-2018

+3,8%

The American fast-food restaurant industry has grown annually by 3,8%

256

Turnover in 2018 amounts to 256 billion dollars

+2%

In 2018, the number of business grew by 2%

+3%

In 2018, the number of employees grew by 3%

Source: Ibisworld 

Growth fast-food restaurant industry China 2013-2018

+11,1%

The Chinese fast-food restaurant industry has grown annually by 11,1%

175

Turnover in 2018 amounts to 175 billion dollars

+2,6%

In 2018, the number of business grew by 2,6%

+4,5%

In 2018, the number of employees grew by 4,5%

Source: Ibisworld 

Fast-food restaurants turnover in Europe

(in billions)

The fast-food restaurant industry is the most profitable sector in the foodservice market. It represents 29,6% of the total value of the sector.

Source: Marketline 2018

Growth of fast-food chains in Europe (2012-2017)

UK

+0,6%

NL

+0,8%

BEL

-0,4%

GER

-0,3%

FR

+0,6%

SP

+2.8%

PT

+3.4%

IT

+1.4%

Source: Aaron Allen & Associates

Pizza

The pizza and pasta sector is growing most rapidly in the fast-food industry, alongside the favorite burgers/sandwiches.

Sale of pizza

Worldwide 2018: 134 billion dollars
Middle-East & Africa has grown from 4.29 billion dollars in 2015, to 4.66 billion in 2016.

Forecast for pizza market-turnover 2016 - 2021

Asia: +22%
Latin America : +18%
Europe: +3%

Source: PMQ, Pizza power report 2018

Calorie Bomb

2481 kcal / +23%

In 2010, the average American consumed 2481 kilocalories per day, which is an increase of 23% compared to 1970. Half of the calorie intake comes from two product groups: fats and oils (32.1%), flour and grains (23.4%).

Somalia / 1695 kcal

The calorie intake of Eastern Asia and Northern Africa has risen the most in recent decades. Somalia is the country with the most low-calorie diet: 1695 kilocalories, of which only 3% is vegetables. The change to a high-calorie diet in developing countries takes place when incomes rise.

Source: National Geographic & FAOSTAT

Intake of calories worldwide

(in kilocalories)

World (general)

Latin America

North Africa

Eastern Asia

Transition countries

Industrialized countries

Source: World Health Organisation

Demand for fish 

China

China tops the list of the world’s largest fish-consuming countries. It’s followed by Japan and the USA.

-20%

Europe, Japan and the United States together accounted for 47% of the world’s total fish-consumption in 1961. This had decreased to only 20% in 2015.

106 million

Of the worldwide total of 149 million tons of fish in 2015, Asia consumed more than two-thirds. This was 106 million tons, or 24.0 kg per head of population.

Source: FAO, the state of world fisheries and aquaculture

The amount of fish eaten in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia

The average amount of fish eaten worldwide

(in kilograms)

Source: FAO, the state of world fisheries and aquaculture

(in kilograms)

Source: FAO, the state of world fisheries and aquaculture