Which Country Produces the Most Sheep & Goat Meat?

Sheep and Goat Meat Production (Total) (kt), 2018
Agriculture | March 17, 2020
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Based on a comparison of 167 countries in 2018, China ranked the highest in sheep and goat meat production with 4,751 kt followed by Australia and India. On the other end of the scale was Suriname with 0.020 kt, Seychelles with 0.022 kt and Singapore with 0.036 kt.

Total sheep and goat meat production reached 15,768 kt in 2018 in the World according to Faostat. This is 2.22 % more than in the previous year and 13.8 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total sheep and goat meat production reached an all time high of 15,768 kt in 2018 and an all time low of 6,032 kt in 1961. The average annual growth amounted to 1.70 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, China, accounted for 30.1 % of sheep and goat meat production in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 39.6 % share while the ten largest countries some 58.3 % in 2018.

Data for more countries are available at Sheep and Goat Meat Production (Total) indicator page.

Sheep and Goat Meat Production (Total) Unit 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Algeria kt 279 298 322 330 341
Australia kt 584 692 754 753 746
Bangladesh kt 204 209 213 212 213
Chad kt 188 201 216 231 248
China kt 4,045 4,099 4,276 4,399 4,603
India kt 755 747 740 733 745
Iran kt 373 354 366 429 380
Mongolia kt 124 157 152 221 193
New Zealand kt 457 482 488 488 482
Nigeria kt 340 375 384 394 395
Pakistan kt 452 467 473 483 494
Russia kt 190 190 204 204 213
Sudan kt ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 360 364 366 369 378
Turkey kt 321 350 378 404 406
United Kingdom kt 275 289 298 302 291