Overall exports for meat and meat preparations totaled US$132.6 billion during 2015 down -2.9% since 2011. The following countries account for 99.99% of the value of all meat shipments for 2015.
African Exporters

Africa exported $750.1 million worth of meat representing 0.6% of global shipments led by the following items:

  1. Beef cuts (boneless, fresh/chilled): $158.1 million
  2. Goat meat: $104.8 million
  3. Beef cuts (boneless, frozen): $85.6 million
  4. Beef (bone in, frozen): $46.9 million
  5. Frozen poultry (cuts, offal): $43.8 million
  6. Beef cuts (bone in, fresh/chilled): $33.4 million
  7. Sheep carcasses (fresh/chilled): $31.9 million
  8. Frozen poultry (whole): $27.9 million
  9. Sausages, meat offal: $21.5 million
10. Miscellaneous prepared meat: $18.6 million
Asian Exporters

Asia exported $15 billion worth of meat representing 11.3% of global shipments led by the following items:

  1. Beef cuts (boneless, frozen): $4.9 billion
  2. Prepared chicken: $3.1 billion
  3. Frozen poultry (cuts, offal): $1.7 billion
  4. Beef offal (frozen): $609 million
  5. Prepared pork meat, offal: $542.4 million
  6. Frozen poultry (whole): $529.1 million
  7. Pork cuts (frozen): $502 million
  8. Prepared duck, geese meat: $378.1 million
  9. Pork offal (frozen): $354.1 million
  10. Sausages, meat offal: $315.1 million
Here are the most meat products exported during 2015, listed in descending order by dollar value. Also shown is the percentage change in value for each category since 2011. The following analysis is at the 6-digit Harmonized System (HS) code level.
Data source: Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis

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European Union Exporters

European Union exported $58.3 billion worth of meat representing 44% of global shipments led by the following items:

  1. Pork cuts (fresh/chilled): $6 billion
  2. Beef cuts (boneless, fresh/chilled): $5.5 billion
  3. Pork cuts (frozen): $5.3 billion
  4. Beef cuts (bone in, fresh/chilled): $3.7 billion
  5. Chicken cuts (fresh/chilled): $3.4 billion
  6. Sausages, meat offal: $3.2 billion
  7. Frozen poultry (cuts, offal): $2.9 billion
  8. Hams (bone in, fresh/chilled): $2.6 billion
  9. Prepared chicken: $2 billion
10. Cured pork: $2.2 billion
Latin American and Caribbean Exporters

Latin America (excluding Mexico) exported $22.3 billion worth of meat representing 16.8% of global shipments led by the following items:

  1. Beef cuts (boneless, frozen): $7.1 billion
  2. Frozen poultry (cuts, offal): $4.6 billion
  3. Beef cuts (boneless, fresh/chilled): $2.8 billion
  4. Frozen poultry (whole): $2.6 billion
  5. Pork cuts (frozen): $2 billion
  6. Prepared beef, offal: $720.8 million
  7. Beef offal (frozen): $555.9 million
  8. Salted/dried/smoked meat: $550.1 million
  9. Prepared chicken: $492.3 million
10. Beef cuts (bone in, fresh/chilled): $251.1 million
Middle Eastern Exporters

Middle East (including Turkey, Egypt) exported $1.3 billion worth of meat representing 1% of global shipments led by the following items:

  1. Frozen poultry (whole): $391.7 million
  2. Frozen poultry (cuts, offal): $252.7 million
  3. Prepared chicken: $117.5 million
  4. Prepared beef, offal: $78.3 million
  5. Whole chicken (fresh/chilled): $72.9 million
  6. Sausages, meat offal: $72.5 million
  7. Beef cuts (boneless, frozen): $66.3 million
  8. Prepared duck, geese meat: $66 million
  9. Chicken cuts (fresh/chilled): $64.4 million
10. Miscellaneous prepared meat: $29.3 million
Oceanian Exporters

Oceania exported $14.8 billion worth of meat representing 11.1% of global shipments led by the following items:

  1. Beef cuts (boneless, frozen): $6.1 billion
  2. Beef cuts (boneless, fresh/chilled): $2.7 billion
  3. Veal cuts (bone in, frozen): $1.9 billion
  4. Veal cuts (bone in, fresh/chilled): $793 million
  5. Veal cuts (boneless, frozen): $643 million
  6. Beef (bone in, frozen): $410.1 million
  7. Beef offal (frozen): $409.8 million
  8. Veal cuts (boneless, fresh/chilled): $319.5 million
  9. Lamb carcasses (fresh/chilled): $192.9 million
10. Goat meat: $187.8 million
North American Exporters

North America exported $22.6 billion worth of meat representing 17% of global shipments led by the following items:

  1. Beef cuts (boneless, fresh/chilled): $4.2 billion
  2. Pork cuts (frozen): $2.7 billion
  3. Pork cuts (fresh/chilled): $2.7 billion
  4. Frozen poultry (cuts, offal): $2.4 billion
  5. Beef cuts (boneless, frozen): $2.3 billion
  6. Hams (bone in, fresh/chilled): $897.9 million
  7. Chicken cuts (fresh/chilled): $754.9 million
  8. Beef (bone in, frozen): $657.8 million
  9. Pork offal (frozen): $642.6 million
10. Sausages, meat offal: $597.3 million