Which Country Produces the Most Buffalo Meat?

Buffalo Meat Production (tonnes), 2017
Agriculture | March 17, 2020
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Based on a comparison of 25 countries in 2017, India ranked the highest in buffalo meat production with 1,635,153 tonnes followed by Pakistan and China. On the other end of the scale was Bhutan with 10.0 tonnes, Brunei with 112 tonnes and Greece with 230 tonnes.

Total buffalo meat production reached 3,838,647 tonnes in 2017 in the World according to Faostat. This is 1.08 % more than in the previous year and 13.3 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total buffalo meat production reached an all time high of 3,838,647 tonnes in 2017 and an all time low of 1,071,154 tonnes in 1961. The average annual growth amounted to 2.31 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, India, accounted for 42.6 % of buffalo meat production in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 76.2 % share while the ten largest countries some 98.0 % in 2017.

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

Buffalo Meat Production Unit 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Cambodia tonnes 9,680 9,600 9,188 8,688 8,248
China tonnes 308,000 331,000 336,500 340,000 345,000
Egypt tonnes 395,801 384,933 389,707 380,000 407,119
India tonnes 1,559,400 1,573,200 1,610,000 1,614,954 1,594,045
Indonesia tonnes 35,331 36,964 37,837 35,237 35,410
Iran tonnes 18,926 19,084 7,200 8,000 7,581
Italy tonnes 10,644 23,873 11,858 14,793 16,510
Laos tonnes 19,580 19,470 19,470 19,627 20,670
Malaysia tonnes 8,790 8,990 7,686 7,050 6,822
Myanmar tonnes 43,958 45,000 45,900 44,144 44,709
Nepal tonnes 167,868 172,414 175,132 173,906 174,012
Pakistan tonnes 775,000 798,000 825,000 844,000 868,000
Philippines tonnes 104,370 100,173 99,119 100,078 99,033
Thailand tonnes 38,861 33,023 29,790 28,306 29,336
Vietnam tonnes 99,330 88,469 85,495 85,658 85,776