Which Country Produces the Most Wool?

Wool Production (Greasy) (tonnes)
Agriculture | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 98 countries in 2014, China ranked the highest in greasy wool production with 440,550 tonnes followed by Australia and New Zealand. On the other end of the scale was Luxembourg with 10.0 tonnes, Malta with 20.0 tonnes and Bhutan with 70.0 tonnes.

Total greasy wool production reached 2,091,562 tonnes in 2014 in the World according to Faostat. This is 1.69 % less than in the previous year and -3.23 % less than 10 years ago.

Historically, total greasy wool production reached an all time high of 3,350,508 tonnes in 1990 and an all time low of 2,020,033 tonnes in 2010. The average annual growth amounted to -0.424 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, China, accounted for 21.1 % of greasy wool production in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 46.4 % share while the ten largest countries some 64.5 % in 2014.