Which Country Produces the Most Lard?

Lard Production (tonnes), 2014
Agriculture | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 79 countries in 2014, China ranked the highest in lard production with 2,310,425 tonnes followed by Germany and Brazil. On the other end of the scale was Morocco with 31.0 tonnes, Botswana with 38.0 tonnes and Estonia with 80.0 tonnes.

Total lard production reached 5,854,313 tonnes in 2014 in the World according to Faostat. This is 3.64 % less than in the previous year and 11.0 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total lard production reached an all time high of 6,067,574 tonnes in 2013 and an all time low of 3,274,261 tonnes in 1961. The average annual growth amounted to 1.10 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, China, accounted for 39.5 % of lard production in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 57.8 % share while the ten largest countries some 82.7 % in 2014.

Data for more countries are available at Lard Production indicator page.

Lard Production Unit 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Austria tonnes 67,800 67,800 68,200 68,000 68,000
Belgium tonnes ... ... ... ... ... ... 125,627 126,182 135,062 142,186 147,916
Brazil tonnes 387,300 408,300 414,400 434,900 445,800
Canada tonnes 66,186 70,650 73,000 68,000 126,000
China tonnes 1,965,119 2,027,555 2,150,988 2,152,302 2,254,870
France tonnes 152,500 136,300 136,700 135,900 133,100
Germany tonnes 597,000 609,000 634,500 639,600 630,000
Hungary tonnes 78,715 80,795 79,950 77,350 86,080
Italy tonnes 208,800 206,500 212,300 204,100 210,700
Mexico tonnes 87,332 95,461 97,477 92,974 101,099
Netherlands tonnes 86,500 91,800 93,600 89,800 84,800
Poland tonnes 159,000 154,000 161,500 168,000 160,800
Portugal tonnes 85,620 85,055 86,974 84,994 82,052
Russia tonnes 238,900 253,800 272,700 284,000 299,500
USA tonnes 396,400 390,100 381,018 386,461 395,079