Which Country Produces the Most Game Meat?

Game Meat Production (tonnes), 2018 or latest
Agriculture | March 17, 2020
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Based on a comparison of 59 countries in 2018, Papua New Guinea ranked the highest in game meat production with 411,107 tonnes followed by USA and Nigeria. On the other end of the scale was Senegal with 65.0 tonnes, Lithuania with 100 tonnes and Slovakia with 120 tonnes.

Total game meat production reached 2,105,021 tonnes in 2018 in the World according to Faostat. This is 1.19 % more than in the previous year and 11.6 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total game meat production reached an all time high of 2,105,021 tonnes in 2018 and an all time low of 838,297 tonnes in 1962. The average annual growth amounted to 1.61 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, Papua New Guinea, accounted for 19.5 % of game meat production in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 41.2 % share while the ten largest countries some 69.5 % in 2018.

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

Game Meat Production Unit 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Argentina tonnes 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000
Cameroon tonnes 67,434 69,687 70,737 72,270 73,565
Congo tonnes 43,622 40,306 38,900 47,359 50,005
Dem. Republic of the Congo tonnes 88,911 88,912 88,979 89,131 89,154
Ethiopia tonnes 85,000 85,000 85,033 85,566 85,775
Germany tonnes 67,361 66,983 62,963 51,691 60,546
Ghana tonnes 74,888 72,243 70,319 76,422 77,803
Ivory Coast tonnes 142,072 144,450 146,754 147,876 149,782
Morocco tonnes 47,992 48,887 49,793 50,651 51,463
Nigeria tonnes 165,000 165,000 166,990 177,090 183,412
Papua New Guinea tonnes 380,000 388,942 395,281 402,588 402,549
South Africa tonnes 43,893 42,552 50,151 45,532 46,078
USA tonnes 252,625 254,584 256,215 257,517 259,024
Zambia tonnes 38,200 38,500 38,873 39,554 39,873
Zimbabwe tonnes 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,419 36,629