Which Country Produces the Most Turkey Meat?

Turkey Meat Production (tonnes), 2018
Agriculture | March 17, 2020
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Based on a comparison of 59 countries in 2018, USA ranked the highest in turkey meat production with 2,666,260 tonnes followed by Brazil and Germany. On the other end of the scale was Mauritius with 3.00 tonnes, Myanmar with 10.0 tonnes and Japan with 11.0 tonnes.

Total turkey meat production reached 5,901,071 tonnes in 2018 in the World according to Faostat. This is 0.422 % more than in the previous year and 3.27 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total turkey meat production reached an all time high of 5,994,533 tonnes in 2016 and an all time low of 808,341 tonnes in 1962. The average annual growth amounted to 3.36 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, USA, accounted for 45.2 % of turkey meat production in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 62.9 % share while the ten largest countries some 88.1 % in 2018.

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

Turkey Meat Production Unit 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Brazil tonnes 510,000 520,000 470,000 480,000 535,604
Canada tonnes 160,701 168,249 167,852 171,604 183,358
Chile tonnes 103,087 98,094 96,802 103,581 110,747
France tonnes 387,075 340,434 377,877 352,577 393,992
Germany tonnes 464,155 458,075 469,100 464,800 483,263
Hungary tonnes 84,359 70,061 70,999 76,829 81,506
Israel tonnes 81,345 73,575 76,682 99,014 99,149
Italy tonnes 321,598 310,551 309,889 313,038 331,859
Morocco tonnes 55,000 55,000 55,000 54,954 54,985
Poland tonnes 128,980 128,500 145,039 162,400 179,084
Spain tonnes 173,666 156,884 158,549 170,660 191,721
Tunisia tonnes 60,600 63,800 70,900 69,600 73,500
Turkey tonnes 41,931 39,627 48,662 52,722 46,501
USA tonnes 2,706,704 2,633,348 2,610,710 2,552,231 2,713,010
United Kingdom tonnes 196,000 187,000 172,000 181,000 166,000