Total meat production reached 3,425 kt in 2016 in South Africa, according to Faostat. This is 2.52 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, total meat production in South Africa reached an all time high of 3,425 kt in 2016 and an all time low of 607 kt in 1961. When compared to South Africa's main peers, total meat production in Botswana amounted to 58.5 kt, 28.0 kt in Lesotho, 81.4 kt in Namibia and 26.0 kt in Swaziland in 2016.
South Africa has been ranked 19th within the group of 170 countries we follow in terms of total meat production, 6 places above the position seen 10 years ago.