Which Country Produces the Most Cattle Hides?

Production of Cattle Hides (tonnes), 2018
Agriculture | March 17, 2020
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Based on a comparison of 169 countries in 2018, China ranked the highest in production of cattle hides with 1,288,120 tonnes followed by USA and Brazil. On the other end of the scale was Seychelles with 1.00 tonnes, Bahamas with 2.00 tonnes and Singapore with 8.00 tonnes.

Total production of cattle hides reached 8,444,378 tonnes in 2018 in the World according to Faostat. This is 2.82 % more than in the previous year and 8.00 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total production of cattle hides reached an all time high of 8,444,378 tonnes in 2018 and an all time low of 4,081,635 tonnes in 1961. The average annual growth amounted to 1.28 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, China, accounted for 15.3 % of production of cattle hides in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 40.2 % share while the ten largest countries some 59.7 % in 2018.

Data for more countries are available at Production of Cattle Hides indicator page.

Production of Cattle Hides Unit 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Argentina tonnes 419,749 456,260 432,391 440,962 427,540
Australia tonnes 249,636 273,651 301,037 308,750 268,655
Brazil tonnes 930,700 967,500 972,300 942,500 928,400
China tonnes 1,229,500 1,226,180 1,231,440 1,233,780 1,233,820
Colombia tonnes 102,856 103,097 100,828 102,866 95,910
France tonnes 143,641 134,647 135,659 139,222 140,971
Germany tonnes 136,253 132,717 135,819 134,599 137,350
India tonnes 190,229 188,431 186,432 184,436 185,470
Kenya tonnes 66,517 68,850 71,697 78,922 85,696
Mexico tonnes 225,883 224,172 226,702 228,946 233,099
Pakistan tonnes 104,663 109,041 112,755 117,000 121,378
Russia tonnes 195,830 194,845 197,335 196,767 189,537
South Africa tonnes 109,773 119,572 125,537 134,588 136,706
Turkey tonnes 89,527 97,361 98,784 113,672 118,630
USA tonnes 1,087,080 1,075,452 1,067,197 983,220 1,046,441