New Zealand’s Exports of Sheep or Lamb Skins (without Wool) Dropped by 22% in 2014

Sheep And Goats October 15, 2015
Author: Alexander Romanenko
Chief Executive Officer

New Zealand continued its dominance in the global trade of sheep or lamb skins (without wool). In 2014, New Zealand exported 20 tonnes of sheep or lamb skins (without wool) totaling 90 million USD, 22% under the previous year. Its primary trading partner was China, where it supplied 33% of its total exports of sheep or lamb skins (without wool) in value terms, accounting for the lion's share of China's total imports.

В 2014, Italy was the leader in global imports of sheep or lamb skins (without wool). Its imports dropped to 113 million USD, with a CAGR of -4% from 2007 to 2014. In physical terms, it decreased from 29 thousand tonnes in 2007 to 14 thousand tonnes in 2014.

South Africa and Spain were among the other main global suppliers of sheep or lamb skins (without wool) in 2014. However, the fastest growing exporters from 2007 to 2014 were Senegal (+37% per year) and the Netherlands (+9% per year). South Africa strengthened its position in the global export structure.

In 2014, New Zealand's top 5 trading partners were China, the Republic of Korea, France, Italy and Turkey, with a combined 89% share of New Zealand's exports of sheep or lamb skins (without wool). The share of China increased significantly (+46 percentage points). The shares of the other New Zealand's trading partners also showed growth.

Source: World: Sheep Or Lamb Skins (Without Wool) - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast To 2020