Which Country Produces the Most Sheepskins?

Sheepskin Production (tonnes), 2018
Agriculture | March 17, 2020
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Based on a comparison of 164 countries in 2018, China ranked the highest in sheepskin production with 543,907 tonnes followed by Australia and New Zealand. On the other end of the scale was Jamaica with 1.00 tonnes, South Korea with 2.00 tonnes and Suriname with 3.00 tonnes.

Total sheepskin production reached 1,881,951 tonnes in 2018 in the World according to Faostat. This is 2.71 % more than in the previous year and 11.9 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total sheepskin production reached an all time high of 1,881,951 tonnes in 2018 and an all time low of 928,726 tonnes in 1961. The average annual growth amounted to 1.25 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, China, accounted for 28.9 % of sheepskin production in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 42.0 % share while the ten largest countries some 60.8 % in 2018.

Data for more countries are available at Sheepskin Production indicator page.

Sheepskin Production Unit 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Algeria tonnes 41,045 43,994 47,548 48,928 50,583
Australia tonnes 121,975 145,296 158,532 158,632 156,756
Chad tonnes 17,307 18,678 20,157 21,753 23,477
China tonnes 463,111 469,294 489,593 503,675 526,939
India tonnes 36,754 36,080 35,715 35,196 35,952
Iran tonnes 45,584 43,160 45,816 55,634 47,642
Mongolia tonnes 19,211 26,404 26,085 38,442 33,192
New Zealand tonnes 83,054 87,473 88,660 88,661 87,470
Nigeria tonnes 22,372 24,766 25,385 26,020 26,053
Pakistan tonnes 35,420 35,860 36,080 36,520 36,960
Russia tonnes 22,801 22,847 24,569 24,629 25,634
Sudan tonnes ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 37,200 37,350 37,650 37,950 39,150
Syria tonnes 28,572 27,203 26,781 26,442 27,613
Turkey tonnes 49,455 53,455 57,704 61,091 61,455
United Kingdom tonnes 59,314 62,333 64,275 65,137 62,765