Which Country Produces the Most Mutton & Goat Meat?

Mutton & Goat Meat Production (Indigenous) (kt), 2017 or latest
Agriculture | March 17, 2020
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Based on a comparison of 138 countries in 2017, China ranked the highest in indigenous mutton & goat meat production with 4,675 kt followed by India and Australia. On the other end of the scale was Estonia with 1.00 kt, Gabon with 1.00 kt and Finland with 1.00 kt.

Total indigenous mutton & goat meat production reached 14,802 kt in 2017 in the World according to Faostat. This is 1.42 % more than in the previous year and 9.97 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total indigenous mutton & goat meat production reached an all time high of 14,802 kt in 2017 and an all time low of 6,062 kt in 1961. The average annual growth amounted to 1.61 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, China, accounted for 31.6 % of indigenous mutton & goat meat production in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 41.5 % share while the ten largest countries some 60.2 % in 2017.

Data for more countries are available at Mutton & Goat Meat Production (Indigenous) indicator page.

Mutton & Goat Meat Production (Indigenous) Unit 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Algeria kt 270 279 298 301 290
Australia kt 542 586 697 754 753
Bangladesh kt 203 204 208 213 212
Chad kt 41.0 42.0 43.0 35.0 217
China kt 3,931 4,010 4,081 4,282 4,408
India kt 764 755 747 765 755
Iran kt 246 269 282 366 381
New Zealand kt 467 449 482 488 488
Nigeria kt 464 469 472 384 394
Pakistan kt 443 451 459 473 483
Russia kt 189 190 190 204 204
Sudan kt ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 369 380 366 369
Turkey kt 295 321 350 378 404
United Kingdom kt 301 275 289 298 302
Uzbekistan kt 115 115 123 177 191