Which Country Produces the Most Poultry Meat?

Poultry Meat Production (kt), 2018
Agriculture | March 9, 2020
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Based on a comparison of 168 countries in 2018, USA ranked the highest in poultry meat production with 22,298 kt followed by China and Brazil. On the other end of the scale was Mongolia with 0.243 kt, Equatorial Guinea with 0.257 kt and Luxembourg with 0.286 kt.

Total poultry meat production reached 127,313 kt in 2018 in the World according to Faostat. This is 3.23 % more than in the previous year and 27.2 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total poultry meat production reached an all time high of 127,313 kt in 2018 and an all time low of 8,950 kt in 1961. The average annual growth amounted to 4.77 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, USA, accounted for 17.5 % of poultry meat production in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 44.9 % share while the ten largest countries some 61.3 % in 2018.

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

Poultry Meat Production Unit 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Argentina kt 1,949 1,968 1,981 2,138 2,100
Brazil kt 12,053 12,492 12,982 13,637 13,778
China kt 18,033 18,265 17,502 17,250 18,335
France kt 1,767 1,743 1,808 1,805 1,784
India kt 2,713 2,879 3,074 3,292 3,336
Indonesia kt 1,768 1,872 1,972 2,066 2,343
Iran kt 1,883 1,979 2,044 2,038 2,110
Japan kt 1,457 2,079 2,128 2,132 2,172
Malaysia kt 1,374 1,458 1,573 1,633 1,755
Mexico kt 2,833 2,846 2,920 3,002 3,116
Myanmar kt 1,262 1,379 1,526 1,648 1,663
Russia kt 3,299 3,457 3,770 4,088 4,232
Turkey kt 1,768 1,800 1,946 1,965 1,928
USA kt 19,796 20,085 20,399 21,017 21,483
United Kingdom kt 1,609 1,662 1,648 1,733 1,805