Which Country Consumes the Most Camel Meat in the World?

Camels And Camelids February 09, 2018
Author: Sergey Avramenko
Head of Global Markets Research Team

Global camel meat consumption amounted to 768 thousand tonnes in 2015, surging by +9.2% against the previous year level. Overall, the global camel meat 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 +6.8%. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2012, when the output figure increased by +27% from the previous year level. Over the period under review, the global camel meat consumption reached its maximum volume in 2015, and is likely to continue its growth in the immediate term.

Top Camel Meat Consuming Countries in the World

1. Sudan (170K Tonnes)

2. Sudan (former) (170K Tonnes)

3. South Sudan (153K Tonnes)

4. Kenya (67K Tonnes)

5. Somalia (47K Tonnes)

Global Camel Meat Consumption

In 2015, the countries with the highest consumption were Sudan (170 thousand tonnes), Sudan (former) (170 thousand tonnes), South Sudan (153 thousand tonnes), together accounting for 54% of total consumption. They were followed by Kenya with a 7% of global consumption share and Somalia with a 5% share.

From 2007 to 2015, the most notable growth rates of camel meat consumption among the main consuming countries was attained by Sudan (+6.7% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

The highest levels of camel meat per capita consumption was registered in South Sudan (12.42 kg/year), followed by Somalia (4.34 kg/year), Sudan (former) (4.22 kg/year), Kenya (1.45 kg/year) and Sudan (0.00 kg/year), while the average per capita consumption of camel meat was estimated at 1.31 kg/year in 2015.

In Sudan (former), per capita camel meat consumption has grown noticably (+6.8% per year) in recent years. In 2015, Sudan (former) per capita consumption reached 12.42 kg/year as compared with 2.50 kg/year in 2007.

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Source: World: Camel Meat - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast To 2025