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South Africa: Overview of the Market for Lamb and Sheep Meat 2021

Market Size for Lamb and Sheep Meat in South Africa

In 2020, the South African lamb and sheep meat market increased by X% to $X, rising for the third consecutive year after three years of decline. Over the period under review, consumption saw a relatively flat trend pattern. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2019 with an increase of X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, the market hit record highs at $X in 2008; however, from 2009 to 2020, consumption failed to regain the momentum.

Production of Lamb and Sheep Meat in South Africa

In value terms, lamb and sheep meat production rose to $X in 2020 estimated in export prices. In general, the total production indicated a notable increase from 2007 to 2020: its value decreased at an average annual rate of -X% over the last thirteen years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2020 figures, production increased by +X% against 2017 indices. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2019 when the production volume increased by X% against the previous year. Lamb and sheep meat production peaked in 2020 and is expected to retain growth in years to come.

In 2020, the average lamb and sheep meat yield in South Africa declined to X kg per head, remaining constant against the previous year's figure. In general, the yield showed a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2016 with an increase of X% y-o-y. The lamb and sheep meat yield peaked at X kg per head in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2020, the yield failed to regain the momentum.

In 2020, number of animals slaughtered for lamb and sheep meat production in South Africa totaled X heads, remaining stable against 2019. Overall, the number of producing animals saw a relatively flat trend pattern. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2012 with an increase of X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, this number attained the maximum level at X heads in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2020, producing animals stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Exports of Lamb and Sheep Meat

Exports from South Africa

In 2020, overseas shipments of lamb and sheep meat increased by X% to X tonnes for the first time since 2017, thus ending a two-year declining trend. Over the period under review, exports continue to indicate a resilient expansion. As a result, exports reached the peak and are likely to continue growth in the immediate term.

In value terms, lamb and sheep meat exports soared to $X in 2020. In general, exports saw a buoyant expansion. As a result, exports attained the peak and are likely to continue growth in the immediate term.

Exports by Country

Qatar (X tonnes) was the main destination for lamb and sheep meat exports from South Africa, with a X% share of total exports. Moreover, lamb and sheep meat exports to Qatar exceeded the volume sent to the second major destination, Kuwait (X tonnes), fivefold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by Lesotho (X tonnes), with a X% share.

From 2007 to 2020, the average annual growth rate of volume to Qatar stood at +X%. Exports to the other major destinations recorded the following average annual rates of exports growth: Kuwait (+X% per year) and Lesotho (+X% per year).

In value terms, Qatar ($X) emerged as the key foreign market for lamb and sheep meat exports from South Africa, comprising X% of total exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Kuwait ($X), with a X% share of total exports. It was followed by Mozambique, with a X% share.

From 2007 to 2020, the average annual rate of growth in terms of value to Qatar totaled +X%. Exports to the other major destinations recorded the following average annual rates of exports growth: Kuwait (+X% per year) and Mozambique (+X% per year).

Export Prices by Country

The average lamb and sheep meat export price stood at $X per tonne in 2020, falling by -X% against the previous year. In general, export price indicated a perceptible increase from 2007 to 2020: its price increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last thirteen years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2020 figures, lamb and sheep meat export price increased by +X% against 2017 indices. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2019 an increase of X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, average export prices attained the maximum at $X per tonne in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2020, export prices stood at a somewhat lower figure.

There were significant differences in the average prices for the major external markets. In 2020, the country with the highest price was the United Arab Emirates ($X per tonne), while the average price for exports to Botswana ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was recorded for supplies to Mozambique, while the prices for the other major destinations experienced mixed trend patterns.

Imports of Lamb and Sheep Meat

Imports into South Africa

In 2020, approx. X tonnes of lamb and sheep meat were imported into South Africa; dropping by -X% on the previous year. Overall, imports recorded a sharp setback. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2018 when imports increased by X% against the previous year. Imports peaked at X tonnes in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2020, imports failed to regain the momentum.

In value terms, lamb and sheep meat imports declined dramatically to $X in 2020. Over the period under review, imports faced a dramatic decrease. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2014 when imports increased by X% y-o-y. Imports peaked at $X in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2020, imports stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Imports by Country

In 2020, Australia (X tonnes) constituted the largest supplier of lamb and sheep meat to South Africa, with a X% share of total imports. Moreover, lamb and sheep meat imports from Australia exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest supplier, Namibia (X tonnes), threefold.

From 2007 to 2020, the average annual rate of growth in terms of volume from Australia stood at -X%. The remaining supplying countries recorded the following average annual rates of imports growth: Namibia (-X% per year) and New Zealand (-X% per year).

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

From 2007 to 2020, the average annual rate of growth in terms of value from Australia stood at -X%. The remaining supplying countries recorded the following average annual rates of imports growth: Namibia (-X% per year) and New Zealand (-X% per year).

Import Prices by Country

The average lamb and sheep meat import price stood at $X per tonne in 2020, falling by -X% against the previous year. Overall, the import price, however, recorded a relatively flat trend pattern. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2009 when the average import price increased by X% against the previous year. The import price peaked at $X per tonne in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2020, import prices stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Average prices varied somewhat amongst the major supplying countries. In 2020, the country with the highest price was Namibia ($X per tonne), while the price for Australia ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by New Zealand, while the prices for the other major suppliers experienced mixed trend patterns.

Source: IndexBox Platform

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

What are the largest markets for lamb and sheep meat in the world?
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China (2.9M tonnes) constituted the country with the largest volume of lamb and sheep meat consumption, accounting for 29% of total volume. Moreover, lamb and sheep meat consumption in China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest consumer, Turkey (400K tonnes), sevenfold. Sudan (392K tonnes) ranked third in terms of total consumption with a 3.9% share.
What are the largest producers of lamb and sheep meat in the world?
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The country with the largest volume of lamb and sheep meat production was China (2.5M tonnes), accounting for 25% of total volume. Moreover, lamb and sheep meat production in China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest producer, Australia (736K tonnes), threefold. New Zealand (440K tonnes) ranked third in terms of total production with a 4.4% share.
What are the leading suppliers of lamb and sheep meat to South Africa?
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In value terms, Australia ($2.1M) constituted the largest supplier of lamb and sheep meat to South Africa, comprising 58% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Namibia ($878K), with a 24% share of total imports.
What are the leading importers of lamb and sheep meat from South Africa?
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In value terms, Qatar ($4.8M) emerged as the key foreign market for lamb and sheep meat exports from South Africa, comprising 53% of total exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Kuwait ($985K), with a 11% share of total exports. It was followed by Mozambique, with a 8.1% share.
What is the average export price for lamb and sheep meat in South Africa?
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The average lamb and sheep meat export price stood at $6,170 per tonne in 2020, reducing by -3.8% against the previous year.
What is the average import price for lamb and sheep meat in South Africa?
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In 2020, the average lamb and sheep meat import price amounted to $2,099 per tonne, shrinking by -26.4% against the previous year.

Product coverage:
• FCL 977 - Meat of sheep

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 2025.


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

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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

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 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, PRODUCING ANIMALS AND YIELD
8. IMPORTS

The Largest Import Supplying Countries

8.1
IMPORTS FROM 2007–2020
8.2
IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
8.3
IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
9. EXPORTS

The Largest Destinations for Exports

9.1
EXPORTS FROM 2007–2020
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 2020
Table 2:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Table 3:
Market Value, 2007–2020
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption In 2007–2020
Table 5:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 6:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 7:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2020
Table 8:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 9:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 10:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2020
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2007–2020
Figure 3:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 4:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 5:
Trade Balance, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 6:
Trade Balance, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 7:
Per Capita Consumption, 2007–2020
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, 2007–2020
Figure 22:
Production, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 23:
Producing Animals Slaughtered, 2007–2020
Figure 24:
Yield, 2007–2020
Figure 25:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 26:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 27:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2020
Figure 28:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 29:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 30:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2020
Figure 31:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 32:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 33:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2020
Figure 34:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 35:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 36:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2020

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