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Regional meat figures including pig, cattle, sheep and goat (2013)
• The 29 EastAgri countries produced about 14.8 million tons.

Cattle meat figures:
• Total produced about 5.8 million tons.
• The 3 largest producers: Russia, Turkey, Uzbekistan.

Pig meat figures:
• Total produced about 7.5 million tons.
• The 3 largest producers: Russia, Poland, Ukraine.

Sheep meat figures:
• Total produced about 1.2 million tons.
• The 3 largest producers: Turkey, Russia, Turkministan.

Goat meat figures:
• Total produced about 207,634 tons.
• The 3 largest producers: Mongolia, Turkey, Kazakhstan.

Regional meat figures (2009)

• The 29 EastAgri countries produced about 14.5 million tons.
• Pig meat =51%; Cattle meat = 40%; Sheep and goat meat = 9%
• The 3 largest producers produced 51%: Russia, Poland, Ukraine.
• Meat trade was about 4.1 million ton, 80% imports.
• Net imports were 2.5 million tons, 15% of supply.
• The 3 largest exporters exported 93%: Poland, Hungary, Belarus
• The 3 largest importers imported 82%: Russia, Poland, Romania
• Total supply was 17 million tons, 2% for stocks and other uses.
• Consumption was 16.7 million tons, 98% of supply.
• The average consumption per capita is 35.8 kg per year (2009).
• The consumption/capita from 82 kg (Serbia) to 10.5 kg (Turkey).
• 13 Countries had over 10% production deficit.

Source: FAOSTAT



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Meat is an integral part of a healthy diet, with the most important being pig meat and beef. Meat consumption continues to steadily increase, while the world's producers of livestock for red meat production are finding it difficult to cope with the increase in demand.

Production and trade in the EastAgri region


EastAgri top cattle meat producers in 2011
CountryQuantity (tonnes)% of region total
1. Russia 1,625,46929%
2. Uzbekistan763,00014%
3. Turkey644,90612%
Region total5,532,122-
EastAgri top pig meat producers in 2011
CountryQuantity (tonnes)% of region total
1. Russia2,427,63632%
2. Poland1,936,30026%
3. Ukraine704,4009%
Region total7,497,475-



EastAgri top pig meat importers in 2011
CountryQuantity (tonnes)% of region total
1. Russia 800,39230%
2. Poland641,75624%
3. Romania185,8007%
Region total1,197,330-








- For full red meat production and trade stats in the EastAgri region please click here

- For top 5 import and export trade partners for pig meat, please click here
- For top 5 import and export trade partners for bovine meat, please click here


Related publications

  • Highlights on four Livestock sub-sectors in Kazakhstan, 2010
  • Agribusiness Handbook: Red Meat (2009)

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