Which Country Exports the Most Beef in the World?

Cattle And Buffaloes February 01, 2018
Author: Sergey Avramenko
Head of Global Markets Research Team

Global beef exports amounted to 1,921 thousand tonnes in 2015, going up by +2.7% against the previous year level. Overall, the global beef exports indicated a pronounced growth from 2007 to 2015. The trend pattern, however, remained consistant, with only minor fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. The total export volume increased at an average annual rate of +2.6% over the last eight years.

The growth pace was the most rapid in 2008, when the output figure increased by +11% from the previous year level. Over the period under review, the global beef exports reached its maximum volume in 2015, and is likely to continue its growth in the immediate term.

In value terms, global exports amounted to $7,668 million in 2015. Overall, the value of global exports increased tangibly from 2007 to 2015, expanding at an average annual rate of +1.9%. This trend pattern, however, indicated relatively mild fluctuations throughout the analyzed period.

Top Beef Exporting Countries in the World

1. Poland (252K Tonnes)

2. Germany (178K Tonnes)

3. Netherlands (177K Tonnes)

4. France (167K Tonnes)

5. Spain (120K Tonnes)

6. Belarus (117K Tonnes)

7. USA (111K Tonnes)

Beef Imports By Country

The countries with the highest levels of the beef exports in 2015 were Poland (252 thousand tonnes), Germany (178 thousand tonnes), the Netherlands (177 thousand tonnes), together accounting for 32% of total exports.

From 2007 to 2015, the most notable growth rates of beef exports among the main exporting countries was attained by Poland (+8.2% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, Poland (858 million USD), the Netherlands (808 million USD) and France (779 million USD) were the countries with the highest levels of exports in 2015, together accounting for 32% of total exports.

the United States (+20.4% per year) had the highest growth rates of beef exports among the main exporting countries over the last eight years, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

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Source: World: Beef (Cattle Meat) - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast To 2025