Which Country Consumes the Most Goat Meat in the World?

Sheep And Goats February 09, 2018
Author: Sergey Avramenko
Head of Global Markets Research Team

Global goat meat consumption amounted to 558 thousand tonnes in 2015, leveling off at the previous year level. Overall, the global goat meat consumption indicated a pronounced growth from 2007 to 2015. The trend pattern, however, remained relatively stable, with only minor fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. The total consumption volume increased at an average annual rate of +2.1%. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2010, when the output figure increased by +5% from the previous year level. Over the period under review, the global goat meat consumption reached its maximum volume in 2015, and is likely to continue its growth in the immediate term.

Top Goat Meat Consuming Countries in the World

1. China (2155K Tonnes)

2. India (501K Tonnes)

3. Pakistan (316K Tonnes)

4. Nigeria (261K Tonnes)

5. Bangladesh (213K Tonnes)

Global Goat Meat Consumption

With nearly 2,155 thousand tonnes, China became the world’s leading goat meat consuming country, mixed up 37% of global consumption. The other major consumers were India (501 thousand tonnes) and Pakistan (316 thousand tonnes), with a share of 9% and 5%, respectively. Moreover, goat meat consumption in China surpassed the figures recorded by India fourfold. They were followed by Nigeria with a 5% of global consumption share and Bangladesh with a 4% share.

From 2007 to 2015, an average annual growth rate of goat meat consumption in China stood at +3.0%. The remaining consuming countries recorded the following average annual growth rates: India (-0.8% per year) and Pakistan (+2.8% per year).

The highest levels of goat meat per capita consumption was registered in Pakistan (1.67 kg/year), followed by China (1.53 kg/year), Nigeria (1.43 kg/year), Bangladesh (1.32 kg/year) and India (0.38 kg/year), while the average per capita consumption of goat meat was estimated at 0.79 kg/year in 2015.

In China, per capita goat meat consumption has grown noticably (+2.5% per year) in recent years. In 2015, China per capita consumption reached 1.67 kg/year as compared with 1.26 kg/year in 2007.

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