Which Country Eats the Most Lamb?

Sheep and Goat Meat Consumption (Total) (kt), 2013
Food & Drink | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 151 countries in 2013, China ranked the highest in sheep and goat meat consumption with 3,998 kt followed by India and Nigeria. On the other end of the scale was Belize with 0.033 kt, Suriname with 0.054 kt and Maldives with 0.240 kt.

Total sheep and goat meat consumption reached 13,544 kt in 2013 in the World according to Faostat. This is 0.95 % more than in the previous year and 15.5 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total sheep and goat meat consumption reached an all time high of 13,544 kt in 2013 and an all time low of 5,857 kt in 1961. The average annual growth amounted to 1.63 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, China, accounted for 29.5 % of sheep and goat meat consumption in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 39.5 % share while the ten largest countries some 55.9 % in 2013.

Data for more countries are available at Sheep and Goat Meat Consumption (Total) indicator page.