Which Country Produces the Most Tallow?

Tallow Production (tonnes), 2014
Agriculture | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 67 countries in 2014, USA ranked the highest in tallow production with 3,404,500 tonnes followed by Brazil and Australia. On the other end of the scale was Zambia with 24.0 tonnes, Mongolia with 80.0 tonnes and Estonia with 80.0 tonnes.

Total tallow production reached 6,573,729 tonnes in 2014 in the World according to Faostat. This is 3.38 % less than in the previous year and -1.87 % less than 10 years ago.

Historically, total tallow production reached an all time high of 6,974,627 tonnes in 2000 and an all time low of 3,279,196 tonnes in 1961. The average annual growth amounted to 1.32 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, USA, accounted for 51.8 % of tallow production in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 70.6 % share while the ten largest countries some 89.2 % in 2014.

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

Tallow Production Unit 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Argentina tonnes 189,300 203,700 160,300 153,400 159,800
Australia tonnes 499,100 483,000 487,800 493,000 494,000
Brazil tonnes 564,100 547,400 565,800 550,500 586,700
Canada tonnes 291,800 252,000 262,000 265,500 262,000
China tonnes 49,600 49,600 49,600 49,600 109,600
France tonnes 192,900 186,900 196,300 208,900 197,900
Germany tonnes 34,000 41,000 43,000 33,200 22,000
India tonnes 135,841 136,513 140,024 140,060 140,084
Mexico tonnes 96,500 98,400 100,300 103,700 104,800
Netherlands tonnes 121,700 122,900 130,900 120,500 106,000
New Zealand tonnes 188,600 168,300 169,200 167,300 165,900
USA tonnes 3,694,600 3,654,800 3,688,000 3,678,300 3,574,700
United Kingdom tonnes 137,800 133,900 141,200 144,400 139,200
Uruguay tonnes 71,700 70,200 71,400 63,300 68,900
Venezuela tonnes 46,353 42,796 36,501 39,230 40,085