Ever wonder which countries export the most meat? See the list, which also shows each exporter's percentage of global meat exports within parenthesis. In 2016, world meat exports were US$113.4 billion.
African Exporters

Africa exported $629.8 million worth of meat led by the following countries:

  1. South Africa: $280.9 million
  2. Namibia: $109.8 million
  3. Botswana: $104.5 million
  4. Ethiopia: $102.4 million
  5. Kenya: $9.5 million
  6. Egypt: $6.9 million
  7. Swaziland: $4.7 million
  8. Somalia: $3.5 million
  9. Madagascar: $2.6 million
10. Morocco: $1 million
Asian Exporters

Asia exported $9.2 billion worth of meat led by the following countries:

  1. India: $4 billion
  2. Hong Kong: $2.6 billion
  3. China: $902.5 million
  4. Thailand: $707.7 million
  5. Turkey: $370.9 million
  6. Japan: $148.5 million
  7. Pakistan: $114.2 million
  8. Singapore: $108.4 million
  9. Vietnam: $101.3 million
10. South Korea: $51.9 million
The accompanying list identifies exporters with the fastest-growing international sales of meat from 2012 to 2016. Overall, the 5-year percentage decline for this exported product category was -3.6%.
Data source: Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis

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European Union (EU) Exporters

Europe Union exported $50 billion worth of meat led by the following EU members:

  1. Netherlands: $9.2 billion
  2. Germany: $8.5 billion
  3. Spain: $5.8 billion
  4. Poland: $4.3 billion
  5. Denmark: $3.6 billion
  6. Belgium: $3.5 billion
  7. France: $3.3 billion
  8. Ireland: $3.2 billion
  9. Italy: $2.3 billion
10. United Kingdom: $1.9 billion
Latin American and Caribbean Exporters

Latin America (excluding Mexico) and the Caribbean exported $18.3 billion worth of meat led by the following countries:

  1. Brazil: $12.7 billion
  2. Uruguay: $1.6 billion
  3. Argentina: $1.5 billion
  4. Paraguay: $1.2 billion
  5. Chile: $933 million
  6. Nicaragua: $351.1 million
  7. Costa Rica: $71.7 million
  8. Colombia: $38.8 million
  9. Peru: $19.9 million
10. Panama: $12.2 million
Middle Eastern Exporters

Middle East exported $569.5 million worth of meat led by the following countries:

  1. United Arab Emirates: $242 million
  2. Saudi Arabia: $168.8 million
  3. Oman: $91.9 million
  4. Jordan: $45.3 million
  5. Kuwait: $12 million
  6. Iran: $6.8 million
  7. Israel: $1.4 million
  8. Lebanon: $968,000
  9. Iraq: $204,000
10. Bahrain: $143,000
Oceanian Exporters

Oceania exported $12.4 billion worth of meat led by the following countries:

  1. Australia: $8.3 billion
  2. New Zealand: $4.1 billion
  3. Vanuatu: $2.1 million
  4. New Caledonia: $443,000
  5. Fiji: $102,000
  6. Papua New Guinea: $46,000
  7. Samoa: $15,000
  8. American Samoa: $5,000
North American Exporters

North America exported $20.9 billion worth of meat led by the following countries:

  1. United States: $14.6 billion
  2. Canada: $4.7 billion
  3. Mexico: $1.6 billion