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Which Country Produces the Most Sheep Meat?

Sheep Meat Production (kt), 2014
Agriculture | February 22, 2018
Excel Sheet

Based on a comparison of 168 countries in 2014, China ranked the highest in sheep meat production with 2,184 kt followed by Australia and New Zealand. On the other end of the scale was Hong Kong with < 0.001 kt, Fiji with 0.008 kt and Mauritius with 0.008 kt.

Total sheep meat production reached 8,238 kt in 2014 in the World according to Faostat. This is 4.27 % less than in the previous year and 4.88 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total sheep meat production reached an all time high of 8,589 kt in 2013 and an all time low of 4,930 kt in 1961. The average annual growth amounted to 0.973 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, China, accounted for 26.5 % of sheep meat production in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 41.2 % share while the ten largest countries some 62.5 % in 2014.

Data for more countries are available at Sheep Meat Production indicator page.