Which Country Produces the Most Indigenous Cattle Meat?

Cattle Meat Production (Indigenous) (kt), 2014
Agriculture | March 17, 2020
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Based on a comparison of 171 countries in 2014, USA ranked the highest in indigenous cattle meat production with 11,057 kt followed by Brazil and China. On the other end of the scale was Macao with < 0.001 kt, Montenegro with 0.001 kt and Hong Kong with 0.001 kt.

Total indigenous cattle meat production reached 66,214 kt in 2014 in the World according to Faostat. This is 4.83 % more than in the previous year and 12.4 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total indigenous cattle meat production reached an all time high of 66,214 kt in 2014 and an all time low of 27,696 kt in 1961. The average annual growth amounted to 1.66 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, USA, accounted for 16.7 % of indigenous cattle meat production in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 40.6 % share while the ten largest countries some 62.6 % in 2014.

Data for more countries are available at Cattle Meat Production (Indigenous) indicator page.

Cattle Meat Production (Indigenous) Unit 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Argentina kt 3,132 3,380 2,625 2,496 2,497
Australia kt 2,346 2,362 2,333 2,295 2,295
Brazil kt 9,103 9,043 9,326 9,120 9,424
Canada kt 1,551 1,507 1,532 1,390 999
China kt 5,828 6,044 6,221 6,159 6,277
Colombia kt 920 811 772 831 916
Egypt kt 425 433 428 436 446
France kt 1,723 1,729 1,794 1,864 1,925
Germany kt 1,320 1,330 1,347 1,331 1,320
India kt 1,010 1,001 993 985 976
Mexico kt 1,801 1,903 1,998 2,190 2,133
Pakistan kt 680 707 742 769 794
Russia kt 1,758 1,732 1,720 1,607 1,616
USA kt 11,409 11,212 11,289 11,266 10,847
United Kingdom kt 866 823 897 931 882