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Africa: Meat Market Overview 2020

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Meat Market Size in Africa

For the thirteenth consecutive year, the African meat market recorded growth in sales value, which increased by X% to $X in 2019. The market value increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the period from 2007 to 2019; the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2010 when the market value increased by X% year-to-year. The level of consumption peaked in 2019 and is expected to retain growth in years to come.

Meat Production in Africa

In value terms, meat production amounted to $X in 2019 estimated in export prices. The total production indicated a moderate expansion from 2007 to 2019: its value increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last twelve years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2019 figures, production increased by +X% against 2008 indices. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010 with an increase of X% y-o-y. The level of production peaked in 2019 and is likely to continue growth in the immediate term.

The countries with the highest volumes of meat production in 2019 were South Africa (X tonnes), Sudan (X tonnes) and Nigeria (X tonnes), with a combined X% share of total production. Egypt, Kenya, Chad, Ethiopia, Morocco, Algeria, Uganda, Tanzania and Mali lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further X 2007 to 2019, the biggest increases were in Chad, while meat production for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In 2019, the average meat yield in Africa amounted to X kg per head, therefore, remained relatively stable against the previous year. In general, the yield saw a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2016 with an increase of X% y-o-y. As a result, the yield attained the peak level of X kg per head. From 2017 to 2019, the growth of the meat yield remained at a somewhat lower figure.

In 2019, number of animals slaughtered for meat production in Africa expanded to X heads, picking up by X% on the year before. This number increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the period from 2007 to 2019; the trend pattern remained consistent, with only minor fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2013 when the number of producing animals increased by X% against the previous year. The level of producing animals peaked in 2019 and is expected to retain growth in the near future.

Production By Country in Africa

The countries with the highest volumes of meat production in 2019 were South Africa (X tonnes), Sudan (X tonnes) and Nigeria (X tonnes), together accounting for X% of total production. These countries were followed by Egypt, Kenya, Chad, Ethiopia, Morocco, Algeria, Uganda, Tanzania and Mali, which together accounted for a further X 2007 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of meat production, amongst the main producing countries, was attained by Chad, while meat production for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Meat Exports

Exports in Africa

In 2019, overseas shipments of meat decreased by -X% to X tonnes, falling for the fourth year in a row after three years of growth. The total export volume increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the period from 2007 to 2019; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010 when exports increased by X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, exports reached the peak figure at X tonnes in 2015; however, from 2016 to 2019, exports failed to regain the momentum.

In value terms, meat exports contracted to $X in 2019. The total export value increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the period from 2007 to 2019; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded in certain years. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010 with an increase of X% against the previous year. As a result, exports attained the peak of $X. From 2011 to 2019, the growth exports failed to regain the momentum.

Exports by Country

South Africa was the main exporting country with an export of around X tonnes, which accounted for X% of total exports. It was distantly followed by Botswana (X tonnes), Ethiopia (X tonnes), Sudan (X tonnes), Namibia (X tonnes) and Kenya (X tonnes), together mixing up a X% share of total exports. Tanzania (X tonnes) occupied a little share of total exports.

Exports from South Africa increased at an average annual rate of +X% from 2007 to 2019. At the same time, Kenya (+X%), Ethiopia (+X%), Sudan (+X%) and Botswana (+X%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, Kenya emerged as the fastest-growing exporter exported in Africa, with a CAGR of +X% from 2007-2019. By contrast, Tanzania (-X%) and Namibia (-X%) illustrated a downward trend over the same period. While the share of South Africa (+X p.p.), Ethiopia (+X p.p.), Kenya (+X p.p.), Sudan (+X p.p.) and Botswana (+X p.p.) increased significantly in terms of the total exports from 2007-2019, the share of Namibia (-X p.p.) displayed negative dynamics. The shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

In value terms, South Africa ($X) remains the largest meat supplier in Africa, comprising X% of total exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Ethiopia ($X), with a X% share of total exports. It was followed by Sudan, with a X% share.

From 2007 to 2019, the average annual rate of growth in terms of value in South Africa totaled +X%. The remaining exporting countries recorded the following average annual rates of exports growth: Ethiopia (+X% per year) and Sudan (+X% per year).

Export Prices by Country

In 2019, the meat export price in Africa amounted to $X per tonne, declining by -X% against the previous year. Overall, the export price, however, saw a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2017 when the export price increased by X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, export prices attained the maximum at $X per tonne in 2012; however, from 2013 to 2019, export prices remained at a lower figure.

Prices varied noticeably by the country of origin; the country with the highest price was Sudan ($X per tonne), while Tanzania ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Kenya, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Meat Imports

Imports in Africa

In 2019, supplies from abroad of meat was finally on the rise to reach X tonnes for the first time since 2014, thus ending a four-year declining trend. Total imports indicated a tangible expansion from 2007 to 2019: its volume increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last twelve years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. As a result, imports attained the peak and are likely to continue growth in the immediate term.

In value terms, meat imports surged to $X in 2019. Total imports indicated a measured expansion from 2007 to 2019: its value increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last twelve years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The level of import peaked at $X in 2014; afterwards, it flattened through to 2019.

Imports by Country

Egypt prevails in meat imports structure, reaching X tonnes, which was approx. X% of total imports in 2019. Angola (X tonnes) held the second position in the ranking, followed by Algeria (X tonnes) and South Africa (X tonnes). All these countries together took near X% share of total imports. Congo (X tonnes), Democratic Republic of the Congo (X tonnes), Gabon (X tonnes), Morocco (X tonnes) and Cote d'Ivoire (X tonnes) followed a long way behind the leaders.

Imports into Egypt increased at an average annual rate of +X% from 2007 to 2019. At the same time, Democratic Republic of the Congo (+X%), Congo (+X%) and Gabon (+X%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, Democratic Republic of the Congo emerged as the fastest-growing importer imported in Africa, with a CAGR of +X% from 2007-2019. Morocco and Angola experienced a relatively flat trend pattern. By contrast, Cote d'Ivoire (-X%), Algeria (-X%) and South Africa (-X%) illustrated a downward trend over the same period. While the share of Egypt (+X p.p.), Congo (+X p.p.) and Democratic Republic of the Congo (+X p.p.) increased significantly in terms of the total imports from 2007-2019, the share of South Africa (-X p.p.) displayed negative dynamics. The shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

In value terms, Egypt ($X) constitutes the largest market for imported meat in Africa, comprising X% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Algeria ($X), with a X% share of total imports. It was followed by Angola, with a X% share.

From 2007 to 2019, the average annual rate of growth in terms of value in Egypt amounted to +X%. The remaining importing countries recorded the following average annual rates of imports growth: Algeria (+X% per year) and Angola (+X% per year).

Import Prices by Country

In 2019, the meat import price in Africa amounted to $X per tonne, remaining relatively unchanged against the previous year. Over the period from 2007 to 2019, it increased at an average annual rate of +X%. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2008 when the import price increased by X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, import prices hit record highs at $X per tonne in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2019, import prices failed to regain the momentum.

Prices varied noticeably by the country of destination; the country with the highest price was Morocco ($X per tonne), while Cote d'Ivoire ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Algeria, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

What are the largest markets for meat in Africa?
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The countries with the highest volumes of meat consumption in 2019 were South Africa (1.5M tonnes), Egypt (1.5M tonnes) and Sudan (1.4M tonnes), together accounting for 29% of total consumption. Nigeria, Kenya, Chad, Ethiopia, Morocco, Algeria, Uganda, Tanzania and Mali lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 40%.
What are the largest producers of meat in Africa?
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The countries with the highest volumes of meat production in 2019 were South Africa (1.5M tonnes), Sudan (1.4M tonnes) and Nigeria (1.3M tonnes), with a combined 29% share of total production. Egypt, Kenya, Chad, Ethiopia, Morocco, Algeria, Uganda, Tanzania and Mali lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 40%.
What are the leading exporters of meat in Africa?
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In value terms, South Africa ($146M) remains the largest meat supplier in Africa, comprising 31% of total exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Ethiopia ($71M), with a 15% share of total exports. It was followed by Sudan, with a 15% share.
What are the leading importers of meat in Africa?
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In value terms, Egypt ($1.5B) constitutes the largest market for imported meat in Africa, comprising 62% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Algeria ($200M), with a 8.1% share of total imports. It was followed by Angola, with a 6.9% share.
What is the average export price for meat in Africa?
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In 2019, the meat export price in Africa amounted to $4,379 per tonne, waning by -4.4% against the previous year.
What is the average import price for meat in Africa?
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The meat import price in Africa stood at $2,781 per tonne in 2019, almost unchanged from the previous year.

Product coverage:
• FCL 1108 - Meat of asses
• FCL 947 - Buffalo meat
• FCL 1127 - Meat of camels
• FCL 867 - Meat of cattle
• FCL 870 - Meat of cattle, boneless
• FCL 1017 - Goat meat
• FCL 1097 - Horse meat
• FCL 1111 - Meat of mules
• FCL 1158 - Meat of other domestic camelids
• FCL 1151 - Meat of other domestic rodents
• FCL 1035 - Pig meat
• FCL 1141 - Rabbit meat
• FCL 977 - Meat of sheep

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the meat market in Africa. Within it, you will discover the latest data on market trends and opportunities by country, consumption, production and price developments, as well as the global trade (imports and exports). The forecast exhibits the market prospects through 2025.



Data coverage:
• Market volume and value
• Per Capita consumption
• Forecast of the market dynamics in the medium term
• Production in Africa, split by region and country
• Trade (exports and imports) in Africa
• Export and import prices
• Market trends, drivers and restraints
• Key market players and their profiles

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1. INTRODUCTION

Making Data-Driven Decisions to Grow Your Business

1.1
REPORT DESCRIPTION
1.2
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND AI PLATFORM
1.3
DATA-DRIVEN DECISIONS FOR YOUR BUSINESS
1.4
GLOSSARY AND SPECIFIC TERMS
2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

A Quick Overview of Market Performance

2.1
KEY FINDINGS
2.2
MARKET TRENDS
3. MARKET OVERVIEW

Understanding the Current State of The Market and Its Prospects

3.1
MARKET SIZE
3.2
CONSUMPTION BY COUNTRY
3.3
MARKET FORECAST TO 2030
4. MOST PROMISING PRODUCTS

Finding New Products to Diversify Your Business

4.1
TOP PRODUCTS TO DIVERSIFY YOUR BUSINESS
4.2
BEST-SELLING PRODUCTS
4.3
MOST CONSUMED PRODUCT
4.4
MOST TRADED PRODUCT
4.5
MOST PROFITABLE PRODUCT FOR EXPORT
5. MOST PROMISING SUPPLYING COUNTRIES

Choosing the Best Countries to Establish Your Sustainable Supply Chain

5.1
TOP COUNTRIES TO SOURCE YOUR PRODUCT
5.2
TOP PRODUCING COUNTRIES
5.3
COUNTRIES WITH TOP YIELDS
5.4
TOP EXPORTING COUNTRIES
5.5
LOW-COST EXPORTING COUNTRIES
6. MOST PROMISING OVERSEAS MARKETS

Choosing the Best Countries to Boost Your Exports

6.1
TOP OVERSEAS MARKETS FOR EXPORTING YOUR PRODUCT
6.2
TOP CONSUMING MARKETS
6.3
UNSATURATED MARKETS
6.4
TOP IMPORTING MARKETS
6.5
MOST PROFITABLE MARKETS
7. PRODUCTION

The Latest Trends and Insights into The Industry

7.1
PRODUCTION VOLUME AND VALUE
7.2
PRODUCTION BY COUNTRY
7.3
PRODUCING ANIMALS AND YIELD BY COUNTRY
8. IMPORTS

The Largest Importers on The Market and How They Succeed

8.1
IMPORTS FROM 2007–2019
8.2
IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
8.3
IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
9. EXPORTS

The Largest Exporters on The Market and How They Succeed

9.1
EXPORTS FROM 2007–2019
9.2
EXPORTS BY COUNTRY
9.3
EXPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
10. PROFILES OF MAJOR PRODUCERS

The Largest Producers on The Market and Their Profiles

11. COUNTRY PROFILES

The Largest Markets And Their Profiles

• Algeria
• Angola
• Benin
• Botswana
• Burkina Faso
• Burundi
• Cabo Verde
• Cameroon
• Central African Republic
• Chad
• Comoros
• Congo
• Democratic Republic of the Congo
• Djibouti
• Egypt
• Equatorial Guinea
• Eritrea
• Ethiopia
• Gabon
• Gambia
• Ghana
• Guinea
• Guinea-Bissau
• Kenya
• Lesotho
• Liberia
• Libya
• Madagascar
• Malawi
• Mali
• Mauritania
• Mauritius
• Mayotte
• Morocco
• Mozambique
• Namibia
• Niger
• Nigeria
• Réunion
• Rwanda
• Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
• Sao Tome and Principe
• Senegal
• Seychelles
• Sierra Leone
• Somalia
• South Africa
• Sudan
• Swaziland
• Tanzania
• Togo
• Tunisia
• Uganda
• Zambia
• Zimbabwe
• Cote d'Ivoire
• Western Sahara
• South Sudan
LIST OF TABLES
Table 1:
Key Findings In 2019
Table 2:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Table 3:
Market Value, 2007–2019
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption, By Country, 2015–2019
Table 5:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 6:
Producing Animals, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 7:
Yield, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 8:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 9:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 10:
Import Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2019
Table 11:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 12:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 13:
Export Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2019
Table 14:
Producer Prices, By Major Producing Country, 2019
Table 15:
Producer Prices Index - Annual Data (2004-2006=100), By Major Producing Country
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2007–2019
Figure 3:
Consumption, By Country, 2019
Figure 4:
Market Forecast To 2025
Figure 5:
Products: Market Size And Growth, By Type
Figure 6:
Products: Average Per Capita Consumption, By Type
Figure 7:
Products: Exports And Growth, By Type
Figure 8:
Products: Export Prices And Growth, By Type
Figure 9:
Production Volume And Growth
Figure 10:
Yield And Growth
Figure 11:
Exports And Growth
Figure 12:
Export Prices And Growth
Figure 13:
Market Size And Growth
Figure 14:
Per Capita Consumption
Figure 15:
Imports And Growth
Figure 16:
Import Prices
Figure 17:
Production, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 18:
Production, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 19:
Producing Animals, 2007–2019
Figure 20:
Yield, 2007–2019
Figure 21:
Production, By Country, 2019
Figure 22:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 23:
Producing Animals, By Country, 2019
Figure 24:
Producing Animals, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 25:
Yield, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 26:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 27:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 28:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2019
Figure 29:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 30:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 31:
Import Prices, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 32:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 33:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 34:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2019
Figure 35:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 36:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 37:
Export Prices, 2007–2019

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