Which Country Consumes the Most Goat Hides And Skins in the World?

Cattle And Buffaloes February 09, 2018
Author: Sergey Avramenko
Head of Global Markets Research Team

Global goat hides and skins consumption amounted to 1,308 thousand tonnes in 2015, rising by +1.9% against the previous year level. Overall, the global goat hides and skins consumption indicated a pronounced growth from 2007 to 2015. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. The total consumption volume increased at an average annual rate of +2.5%. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2008, when the output figure increased by +5% from the previous year level. Over the period under review, the global goat hides and skins consumption reached its maximum volume in 2015, and is likely to continue its growth in the immediate term.

Top Hide Consuming Countries in the World

1. China (410K Tonnes)

2. India (142K Tonnes)

3. Jordan (127K Tonnes)

4. Pakistan (113K Tonnes)

5. Bangladesh (82K Tonnes)

Global Goat Hides And Skins Consumption

With nearly 410 thousand tonnes, China became the world’s leading goat hides and skins consuming country, comprising 31% of global consumption. The other major consumers were India (142 thousand tonnes) and Jordan (127 thousand tonnes), with a share of 11% and 10%, respectively. Moreover, goat hides and skins consumption in China surpassed the figures recorded by India threefold. They were followed by Pakistan with a 9% of global consumption share and Bangladesh with a 6% share.

From 2007 to 2015, an average annual growth rate of goat hides and skins consumption in China stood at +2.1%. The remaining consuming countries recorded the following average annual growth rates: India (-0.3% per year) and Jordan (+13.5% per year).

The highest levels of goat or kid hides and skins per capita consumption was registered in Jordan (16.68 kg/year), followed by Pakistan (0.60 kg/year), Bangladesh (0.51 kg/year), China (0.29 kg/year) and India (0.11 kg/year), while the average per capita consumption of goat or kid hides and skins was estimated at 0.28 kg/year in 2015.

In Jordan, per capita goat or kid hides and skins consumption has grown noticably (+9.7% per year) in recent years. In 2015, Jordan per capita consumption reached 16.68 kg/year as compared with 7.97 kg/year in 2007.

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Source: World: Goat Or Kid Hides And Skins - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast To 2025