A market study conducted by Euromonitor reveals that Pakistan is the second-fastest-growing vegetarian country. Euromonitor is one of the leading independent providers of strategic market research in the world.
As more and more diseases are being discovered on a daily basis, there are many people in the world who are completely avoiding or reducing their meat consumption.
The report by Euromonitor reveals the countries in which vegetarianism is rising. A finding of the research was that due to increasing health, ethical and environmental issues, in developed and emerging countries more and more people are becoming vegetarian.
Pakistan has been placed as the second fastest-growing vegetarian economy. It revealed that in just 1 year i.e. from 2016 to 2017 over 1,190,600 individuals became vegetarian.
Right on the top of the list was Nigeria with 1,426,700 people becoming vegetarian in the same time frame. At 3rd, 4th and 5th place were Indonesia, Philippine, and Germany with over 2,70,600, 2,38,500 and 212,000 people becoming vegetarian.
DW Science tweeted, “The number of people globally who are reducing or abstaining from eating meat is on the rise. Just where the largest increase in vegetarians is might come as a surprise.”
Pakistanis, in general, are reducing their meat/animal diet instead of completely avoiding it.