Which Country Produces the Most Meat?

Total Meat Production (kt), 2016 or latest
Agriculture | October 18, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 174 countries in 2016, China ranked the highest in meat production with 85,987 kt followed by USA and Brazil. On the other end of the scale was Equatorial Guinea with 0.612 kt, Maldives with 0.848 kt and Seychelles with 1.01 kt.

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

Total 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 kt 4,722 4,781 4,968 5,294 5,189
Australia kt 4,048 4,095 4,200 4,542 4,879
Brazil kt 23,630 24,312 24,649 25,425 26,038
Canada kt 4,476 4,387 4,345 4,341 4,384
China kt 79,386 79,749 83,750 85,689 87,084
France kt 5,810 5,832 5,676 5,529 5,597
Germany kt 8,219 8,355 8,188 8,216 8,355
India kt 6,089 6,371 6,559 6,740 6,920
Japan kt 3,233 3,154 3,281 3,905 3,903
Mexico kt 5,828 6,001 6,079 6,122 6,222
Poland kt 3,584 3,653 3,846 3,881 4,185
Russia kt 7,167 7,519 8,090 8,544 9,070
Spain kt 5,444 5,656 5,647 5,503 5,717
USA kt 41,941 42,439 42,611 42,744 42,816
Vietnam kt 3,986 4,119 4,204 4,312 4,497