While sheep meat only accounts for 6% of the world's meat consumption, it is the principal meat in regions of North Africa, the Middle East, India, and parts of Europe.
The European Union is the largest lamb consumer and number one importer of lamb; 99% of the lamb imported originates from Australia and New Zealand. In Australia the Leg of Lamb Roast is considered the national dish.
Mongolia, Turkmenistan, New Zealand, Iceland and Greece are the countries where the biggest eaters of sheep and goats live. An average Mongolian eats nearly 50 kg of sheep and goat meat a year, accoding to Faostat. Central Europeans are on the other end of the scale hardly eating more than 0.5 kg a year per capita.