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Which Country Produces the Most Mutton & Goat Meat?

Mutton & Goat Meat Production (Indigenous) (kt), 2019
Agriculture | March 10, 2022
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Based on a comparison of 141 countries in 2019, China ranked the highest in indigenous mutton & goat meat production with 4,825 kt followed by India and Australia. On the other end of the scale was Belarus with 1.00 kt, Jamaica with 1.00 kt and Montenegro with 1.00 kt.

Total indigenous mutton & goat meat production reached 15,846 kt in 2019 in the World according to Faostat. This is 1.14 % more than in the previous year and 15.8 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total indigenous mutton & goat meat production reached an all time high of 15,846 kt in 2019 and an all time low of 6,062 kt in 1961. The average annual growth amounted to 1.67 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, China, accounted for 30.4 % of indigenous mutton & goat meat production in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 40.4 % share while the ten largest countries some 60.0 % in 2019.

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

Mutton & Goat Meat Production (Indigenous) Unit 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Algeria kt 298 314 323 340 344
Australia kt 692 754 753 746 703
Bangladesh kt 209 213 212 213 226
Chad kt 201 216 230 248 266
China kt 4,099 4,276 4,399 4,603 4,711
India kt 747 740 770 781 791
Iran kt 354 366 383 356 357
Mongolia kt 157 152 221 193 207
New Zealand kt 482 488 488 482 452
Nigeria kt 375 384 394 403 414
Pakistan kt 467 473 483 494 701
Russia kt 190 204 204 213 219
Sudan kt ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 364 366 369 378 381
Turkey kt 350 378 404 406 401
United Kingdom kt 289 298 302 291 299