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South Africa: Market for Lamb and Sheep Meat 2022

Market Size for Lamb and Sheep Meat in South Africa

In 2021, the South African lamb and sheep meat market decreased by less than X% to $X for the first time since 2017, thus ending a three-year rising trend. Over the period under review, the total consumption indicated a moderate increase from 2012 to 2021: its value increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last nine-year period. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2021 figures, consumption increased by +X% against 2017 indices. Lamb and sheep meat consumption peaked at $X in 2020, and then fell in the following year.

Production of Lamb and Sheep Meat in South Africa

In value terms, lamb and sheep meat production reduced to $X in 2021 estimated in export price. Over the period under review, the total production indicated a notable expansion from 2012 to 2021: its value increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last nine-year period. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2021 figures, production increased by +X% against 2017 indices. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2019 with an increase of X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, production hit record highs at $X in 2020, and then fell modestly in the following year.

In 2021, the average yield of lamb and sheep meat in South Africa reached X kg per head, with an increase of less than X% against the year before. The yield figure increased at an average annual rate of +X% from 2012 to 2021; the trend pattern remained consistent, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations in certain years. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2016 when the yield increased by X%. The lamb and sheep meat yield peaked at X kg per head in 2019; however, from 2020 to 2021, the yield failed to regain momentum.

The number of animals slaughtered for lamb and sheep meat production in South Africa reached X heads in 2021, approximately reflecting 2020 figures. Overall, the number of producing animals, however, showed a mild setback. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2014 with an increase of X%. As a result, the amount of animals produced reached the peak level of X heads. From 2015 to 2021, the growth of this number failed to regain momentum.

Exports of Lamb and Sheep Meat

Exports from South Africa

In 2021, approx. X tons of lamb and sheep meat were exported from South Africa; with a decrease of -X% compared with 2020 figures. Overall, exports recorded a perceptible slump. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2020 when exports increased by X% against the previous year. The exports peaked at X tons in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2021, the exports failed to regain momentum.

In value terms, lamb and sheep meat exports dropped significantly to $X in 2021. Over the period under review, exports recorded a perceptible descent. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2020 when exports increased by X%. As a result, the exports reached the peak of $X, and then dropped markedly in the following year.

Exports by Country

Lesotho (X tons), Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (X tons) and Swaziland (X tons) were the main destinations of lamb and sheep meat exports from South Africa, together comprising X% of total exports. These countries were followed by Mozambique, Botswana, Kuwait, Ghana, the United Arab Emirates, Namibia, Seychelles, Ethiopia, Nigeria and Qatar, which together accounted for a further X 2012 to 2021, the biggest increases were in Ethiopia (with a CAGR of +X%), while shipments for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest markets for lamb and sheep meat exported from South Africa were Mozambique ($X), Lesotho ($X) and Swaziland ($X), together accounting for X% of total exports. These countries were followed by Botswana, Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha, the United Arab Emirates, Ghana, Nigeria, Kuwait, Ethiopia, Namibia, Seychelles and Qatar, which together accounted for a further X, with a CAGR of +X%, recorded the highest growth rate of the value of exports, among the main countries of destination over the period under review, while shipments for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Export Prices by Country

In 2021, the average lamb and sheep meat export price amounted to $X per ton, which is down by -X% against the previous year. In general, export price indicated mild growth from 2012 to 2021: its price increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last nine years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2019 when the average export price increased by X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the average export prices hit record highs at $X per ton in 2020, and then contracted notably in the following year.

There were significant differences in the average prices for the major external markets. In 2021, the country with the highest price was Nigeria ($X per ton), while the average price for exports to Lesotho ($X per ton) was amongst the lowest.

From 2012 to 2021, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was recorded for supplies to Botswana (+X%), while the prices for the other major destinations experienced more modest paces of growth.

Imports of Lamb and Sheep Meat

Imports into South Africa

In 2021, purchases abroad of lamb and sheep meat was finally on the rise to reach X tons for the first time since 2018, thus ending a two-year declining trend. Over the period under review, imports, however, continue to indicate a abrupt decline. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2018 when imports increased by X% against the previous year. Imports peaked at X tons in 2012; however, from 2013 to 2021, imports failed to regain momentum.

In value terms, lamb and sheep meat imports reached $X in 2021. In general, imports, however, recorded a deep downturn. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2018 when imports increased by X% against the previous year. Imports peaked at $X in 2012; however, from 2013 to 2021, imports stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Imports by Country

Namibia (X tons), Australia (X tons) and New Zealand (X tons) were the main suppliers of lamb and sheep meat imports to South Africa, together accounting for X% of total imports.

From 2012 to 2021, the biggest increases were in Australia (with a CAGR of -X%), while purchases for the other leaders experienced a decline.

In value terms, Namibia ($X) constituted the largest supplier of lamb and sheep meat to South Africa, comprising X% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was held by Australia ($X), with a X% share of total imports.

From 2012 to 2021, the average annual rate of growth in terms of value from Namibia totaled -X%. The remaining supplying countries recorded the following average annual rates of imports growth: Australia (-X% per year) and New Zealand (-X% per year).

Import Prices by Country

In 2021, the average lamb and sheep meat import price amounted to $X per ton, growing by less than X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the import price, however, saw a perceptible shrinkage. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2017 when the average import price increased by X%. The import price peaked at $X per ton in 2012; however, from 2013 to 2021, import prices failed to regain momentum.

Prices varied noticeably by the country of origin: the country with the highest price was Namibia ($X per ton), while the price for New Zealand ($X per ton) was amongst the lowest.

From 2012 to 2021, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Australia (+X%), while the prices for the other major suppliers experienced a decline.

Source: IndexBox Market Intelligence Platform

Base Year Historical Period Forecast Period Units
2021 2007-2021 2022-2030 US$, Tons

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

What are the largest markets for lamb and sheep meat in the world?
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China remains the largest lamb and sheep meat consuming country worldwide, accounting for 31% of total volume. Moreover, lamb and sheep meat consumption in China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest consumer, Algeria, ninefold. The third position in this ranking was held by the UK, with less than 0.1% share.
What are the largest producers of lamb and sheep meat in the world?
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China constituted the country with the largest volume of lamb and sheep meat production, comprising approx. 27% of total volume. Moreover, lamb and sheep meat production in China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest producer, Australia, fourfold. New Zealand ranked third in terms of total production with less than 0.1% share.
What are the leading suppliers of lamb and sheep meat to South Africa?
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In value terms, Namibia constituted the largest supplier of lamb and sheep meat to South Africa, comprising 69% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was taken by Australia, with a 26% share of total imports.
What are the leading importers of lamb and sheep meat from South Africa?
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In value terms, Mozambique, Lesotho and Swaziland were the largest markets for lamb and sheep meat exported from South Africa worldwide, together accounting for 38% of total exports. Botswana, Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha, the United Arab Emirates, Ghana, Nigeria, Kuwait, Ethiopia, Namibia, Seychelles and Qatar lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 53%.
What is the average export price for lamb and sheep meat in South Africa?
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In 2021, the average lamb and sheep meat export price amounted to $5,048 per ton, waning by -18.4% against the previous year.
What is the average import price for lamb and sheep meat in South Africa?
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In 2021, the average lamb and sheep meat import price amounted to $2,751 per ton, rising by less than 0.1% against the previous year.

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the market for lamb and sheep meat in South 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 2030.


Product coverage:
• FCL 977 - Meat of sheep
Country coverage:
• South Africa

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

Reasons to buy this report:
• Take advantage of the latest data
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• Discover vital success factors affecting the market
This report is designed for manufacturers, distributors, importers, and wholesalers, as well as for investors, consultants and advisors.

In this report, you can find information that helps you to make informed decisions on the following issues:
1. How to diversify your business and benefit from new market opportunities
2. How to load your idle production capacity
3. How to boost your sales on overseas markets
4. How to increase your profit margins
5. How to make your supply chain more sustainable
6. How to reduce your production and supply chain costs
7. How to outsource production to other countries
8. How to prepare your business for global expansion
While doing this research, we combine the accumulated expertise of our analysts and the capabilities of artificial intelligence. The AI-based platform, developed by our data scientists, constitutes the key working tool for business analysts, empowering them to discover deep insights and ideas from the marketing data.
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
REPORT DESCRIPTION
2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

A Quick Overview of Market Performance

3. MARKET OVERVIEW

Understanding the Current State of The Market and Its Prospects

3.1
MARKET SIZE
3.2
MARKET STRUCTURE
3.3
TRADE BALANCE
3.4
PER CAPITA CONSUMPTION
3.5
MARKET FORECAST TO 2030
4. MOST PROMISING PRODUCT

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, PRODUCING ANIMALS AND YIELD
8. IMPORTS

The Largest Import Supplying Countries

8.1
IMPORTS FROM 2012–2021
8.2
IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
8.3
IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
9. EXPORTS

The Largest Destinations for Exports

9.1
EXPORTS FROM 2012–2021
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

LIST OF TABLES
Table 1:
Key Findings In 2021
Table 2:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2012–2021
Table 3:
Market Value, 2012–2021
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption In 2007-2021
Table 5:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Table 6:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Table 7:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2012–2021
Table 8:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Table 9:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Table 10:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2012–2021
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2012–2021
Figure 3:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007-2021
Figure 4:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Value Terms, 2007-2021
Figure 5:
Trade Balance, In Physical Terms, 2007-2021
Figure 6:
Trade Balance, In Value Terms, 2007-2021
Figure 7:
Per Capita Consumption, 2007-2021
Figure 8:
Market Forecast To 2030
Figure 9:
Products: Market Size And Growth, By Type
Figure 10:
Products: Average Per Capita Consumption, By Type
Figure 11:
Products: Exports And Growth, By Type
Figure 12:
Products: Export Prices And Growth, By Type
Figure 13:
Production Volume And Growth
Figure 14:
Yield And Growth
Figure 15:
Exports And Growth
Figure 16:
Export Prices And Growth
Figure 17:
Market Size And Growth
Figure 18:
Per Capita Consumption
Figure 19:
Imports And Growth
Figure 20:
Import Prices
Figure 21:
Production, In Physical Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 22:
Production, In Value Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 23:
Producing Animals Slaughtered, 2012–2021
Figure 24:
Yield, 2012–2021
Figure 25:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 26:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 27:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2021
Figure 28:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Figure 29:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Figure 30:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2012–2021
Figure 31:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 32:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 33:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2021
Figure 34:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Figure 35:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Figure 36:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2012–2021
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