Data Shows Gen X Consumes the Most Chicken

Demand for the protein surges across the country
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Good news for chicken producers: 2016 consumption figures surpass those from the last two years.

Chicken has come out as the protein of choice for U.S. consumers, with nine in 10 buying chicken regularly. Gen X was the standout group for chicken consumption, consuming about 35 percent of U.S. chicken, Global Meat News reported.

According to the U.S. National Chicken Council, chicken consumption figures for 2016 surpassed those from the last two years.

“Chicken tops the list of protein being consumed most often per week. And while retail sales continue to be strong, the survey shows that more people are eating chicken away from home, which is good news for chicken producers, foodservice establishments, and the overall economy,” said Tom Super, senior vice president of communications at the National Chicken Council.

Households with an income of less than $35,000 and those with a household income of $100,000 consume the most chicken; 24 percent and 26 percent, respectively, while households with an income of $35,000-$55,000 consume 11 percent, the least amount of poultry.

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