Which Country Exports the Most Sheepskins and Lambskins (With Wool) in the World?

Sheep And Goats February 01, 2018
Author: Sergey Avramenko
Head of Global Markets Research Team

Global sheepskin and lambskin (with wool) exports amounted to 412 thousand tonnes in 2015, growing by +1.9% against the previous year level. Overall, the global sheepskin and lambskin (with wool) exports indicated a moderate growth from 2007 to 2015. The trend pattern, however, remained relatively stable, with only minor fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. The total export volume increased at an average annual rate of +0.5% over the last eight years.

The growth pace was the most rapid in 2010, when the output figure increased by +7% from the previous year level. Over the period under review, the global sheepskin and lambskin (with wool) exports attained its maximum volume of 429 thousand tonnes in 2013. From 2014 to 2015, the total sheepskin and lambskin (with wool) exports growth failed to regain its strength.

In value terms, global exports amounted to $622 million in 2015. Overall, the value of global exports decreased slightly from 2007 to 2015, curtailing at an average annual rate of -0.9%. This trend pattern, however, was roller-coasting throughout the analyzed period.

Top Sheepskin and Lambskin (With Wool) Exporting Countries in the World

1. Australia (187K Tonnes)

2. United Kingdom (60K Tonnes)

3. New Zealand (35K Tonnes)

4. Iraq (21K Tonnes)

5. South Africa (21K Tonnes)

6. Ireland (17K Tonnes)

7. France (12K Tonnes)

Sheepskin and Lambskin (With Wool) Imports By Country

The country with the largest volume of the sheepskin and lambskin (with wool) exports in absolute volumes was Australia (187 thousand tonnes), accounting for 45% of global exports. It was followed by the United Kingdom (60 thousand tonnes), with a share of 15% of global exports. Moreover, sheepskin and lambskin (with wool) exports in Australia exceeded the figures recorded by the world's second largest exporter, the United Kingdom, threefold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by New Zealand with a share of 8%.

From 2007 to 2015, an average annual growth rate of sheepskin and lambskin (with wool) exports in Australia stood at +0.6%. The remaining exporting countries recorded the following average annual growth rates: the United Kingdom (+1.6% per year) and New Zealand (+6.2% per year).

In value terms, the country with the largest volume of exports of sheepskin and lambskin (with wool) in absolute volumes was Australia (298 million USD), making up 48% of global exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by the United Kingdom (78 million USD), with a share of 12% of global exports. Moreover, sheepskin and lambskin (with wool) exports in Australia exceeded the figures recorded by the world's second largest importer, the United Kingdom (78 million USD), fourfold. It was followed by Spain with a share of 8%.

From 2007 to 2015, an average annual growth rate of sheepskin and lambskin (with wool) exports in Australia was at +0.7%. The remaining exporting countries experienced the following average annual growth rates: the United Kingdom (-0.8% per year) and Spain (-7.3% per year).

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