Which Country Has the Largest Cattle Livestock?

Cattle Livestock by Unit (Total) ('000), 2014
Agriculture | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 159 countries in 2014, India ranked the highest in cattle livestock with 211,274 '000 followed by Brazil and China. On the other end of the scale was Singapore with 0.200 '000, Seychelles with 0.230 '000 and Brunei with 0.854 '000.

Total cattle livestock reached 1,473,048 '000 in 2014 in the World according to Faostat. This is 1.45 % less than in the previous year and 8.16 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total cattle livestock reached an all time high of 1,494,349 '000 in 2013 and an all time low of 942,175 '000 in 1961. The average annual growth amounted to 0.847 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, India, accounted for 14.3 % of cattle livestock in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 36.6 % share while the ten largest countries some 56.0 % in 2014.

Data for more countries are available at Cattle Livestock by Unit (Total) indicator page.

Cattle Livestock by Unit (Total) Unit 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Argentina '000 57,583 54,464 48,950 47,973 49,866
Australia '000 27,321 27,907 26,733 28,506 28,418
Bangladesh '000 22,900 22,976 23,051 23,121 23,195
Brazil '000 202,307 205,308 209,541 212,815 211,279
China '000 118,131 119,552 121,431 114,900 114,116
Colombia '000 26,878 26,432 27,329 25,156 23,494
France '000 20,047 19,825 19,546 19,086 19,006
India '000 202,147 205,940 210,384 210,824 212,615
Kenya '000 18,383 17,468 17,863 18,174 19,130
Mexico '000 31,761 32,307 32,642 32,936 31,925
Nigeria '000 16,293 16,435 16,013 18,871 19,200
Pakistan '000 31,830 33,029 34,285 35,568 36,900
Russia '000 21,546 21,038 20,671 19,968 20,134
USA '000 96,035 94,521 93,881 92,682 90,769
Venezuela '000 16,988 17,000 17,250 14,334 14,528