Which Country Consumes the Most Lard in the World?

Vegetable And Animal Oils And Fats February 09, 2018
Author: Anna Sergeeva
Market Analyst

Global lard consumption amounted to 6,195 thousand tonnes in 2015, coming up by +2.9% against the previous year level. Overall, the global lard consumption indicated a pronounced growth from 2007 to 2015. The trend pattern, however, was relatively stable, with only minor fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. The total consumption volume increased at an average annual rate of +1.9%. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2010, when the output figure increased by +3% from the previous year level. Over the period under review, the global lard consumption reached its maximum volume in 2015, and is likely to continue its growth in the immediate term.

Top Lard Consuming Countries in the World

1. China (2418K Tonnes)

2. Germany (626K Tonnes)

3. Brazil (444K Tonnes)

4. United States of America (383K Tonnes)

5. Russia (352K Tonnes)

Global Lard Consumption

With nearly 2,418 thousand tonnes, China became the world’s leading lard consuming country, accounting for 40% of global consumption. The other major consumers were Germany (626 thousand tonnes) and Brazil (444 thousand tonnes), with a share of 10% and 7%, respectively. Moreover, lard consumption in China surpassed the figures recorded by Germany fourfold. They were followed by the United States with a 6% of global consumption share and Russia with a 6% share.

From 2007 to 2015, an average annual growth rate of lard consumption in China stood at +2.5%. The remaining consuming countries recorded the following average annual growth rates: Germany (+0.9% per year) and Brazil (+1.8% per year).

The highest levels of lard per capita consumption was registered in Germany (7.76 kg/year), followed by Russia (2.46 kg/year), Brazil (2.14 kg/year), China (1.72 kg/year) and the United States (1.19 kg/year), while the average per capita consumption of lard was estimated at 1.81 kg/year in 2015.

In Russia, per capita lard consumption has grown noticably (+6.3% per year) in recent years. In 2015, Russia per capita consumption reached 7.76 kg/year as compared with 1.51 kg/year in 2007.

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