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Which Country Produces the Most Wool?

Wool Production (Greasy) (tonnes), 2019 or latest
Agriculture | March 10, 2022
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Based on a comparison of 94 countries in 2019, China ranked the highest in greasy wool production with 341,120 tonnes followed by Australia and New Zealand. On the other end of the scale was Luxembourg with 16.0 tonnes, Malta with 26.0 tonnes and Finland with 77.0 tonnes.

Total greasy wool production reached 1,719,876 tonnes in 2019 in the World according to Faostat. This is 4.95 % less than in the previous year and -18.6 % less than 10 years ago.

Historically, total greasy wool production reached an all time high of 3,350,481 tonnes in 1990 and an all time low of 1,719,876 tonnes in 2019. The average annual growth amounted to -0.723 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, China, accounted for 19.8 % of greasy wool production in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 46.0 % share while the ten largest countries some 68.6 % in 2019.

Data for more countries are available at Wool Production (Greasy) indicator page.

Wool Production (Greasy) Unit 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Argentina tonnes 44,000 45,483 46,000 42,700 42,400
Australia tonnes 358,854 350,546 363,824 354,991 376,967
China tonnes 471,111 459,564 413,134 411,642 410,523
India tonnes 47,909 48,140 43,600 40,272 40,176
Iran tonnes 60,913 59,997 56,453 54,401 52,622
Kazakhstan tonnes 37,638 37,779 38,025 38,518 38,980
Morocco tonnes 56,829 57,765 59,923 61,177 62,434
New Zealand tonnes 159,548 152,543 147,803 140,518 134,267
Pakistan tonnes 43,600 44,100 44,600 45,100 45,700
Russia tonnes 54,651 56,409 55,644 56,006 56,733
South Africa tonnes 43,902 45,200 49,788 54,187 41,602
Turkey tonnes 54,784 58,403 59,196 62,525 63,315
Turkmenistan tonnes 38,000 38,664 40,385 40,417 40,883
United Kingdom tonnes 67,571 67,232 67,854 68,762 69,318
Uzbekistan tonnes 32,400 34,006 35,614 37,103 36,360

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