Which Country Produces the Most Horse Meat?

Horse Meat Production (tonnes), 2016
Agriculture | October 18, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 75 countries in 2016, China ranked the highest in horse meat production with 196,070 tonnes followed by Kazakhstan and Mexico. On the other end of the scale was Bulgaria with 1.00 tonnes, Luxembourg with 3.00 tonnes and Madagascar with 6.00 tonnes.

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

Horse Meat Production Unit 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Argentina tonnes 32,407 29,023 21,297 19,990 20,344
Australia tonnes 25,760 26,320 26,600 27,440 28,000
Brazil tonnes 22,000 21,800 23,000 23,000 22,088
Canada tonnes 25,600 27,000 28,500 26,342 23,582
China tonnes 178,080 193,080 192,000 179,112 195,000
Italy tonnes 17,883 16,527 18,125 15,178 10,898
Kazakhstan tonnes 73,133 75,580 85,133 89,387 92,353
Kyrgyzstan tonnes 19,011 18,786 21,550 21,800 19,903
Mexico tonnes 83,200 83,350 83,350 83,500 81,631
Mongolia tonnes 24,388 24,964 31,082 29,283 29,535
Poland tonnes 14,400 12,600 11,900 11,000 7,800
Russia tonnes 52,878 47,942 47,652 48,678 50,578
Spain tonnes 7,111 11,265 15,606 11,668 11,530
USA tonnes 28,500 28,500 19,720 17,588 20,665
Ukraine tonnes 12,100 12,100 12,100 12,000 11,800