Top Goat Meat Exports by Country

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Goat meat exports by country totaled US$415.4 million in 2017, up by 33.2% for all goat meat shippers over the five-year period starting in 2013. Globally, the value of exported goat meat rose 17.6% in value from 2016 to 2017.

Among continents, countries in Oceania accounted for half (49.7%) of exported goat meat during 2017 with shipments valued at $206.6 million led by Australia and, to a lesser extent, New Zealand. In second place were African exporters at 30.1% while 10.3% of worldwide goat meat shipments originated from Europe.

Smaller percentages came from North America (0.5%) and Latin America (0.1%) excluding Mexico but including the Caribbean.

The 6-digit Harmonized Tariff System code prefix is 020450 for fresh, chilled or frozen goat meat.

Top Goat Meat Exports by Country

Top 15

Below are the 15 countries that exported the highest dollar value worth of goat meat during 2017.

  1. Australia: US$200.6 million (48.3% of total goat meat exports)
  2. Ethiopia: $84.5 million (20.3%)
  3. China: $31.8 million (7.7%)
  4. Kenya: $29 million (7%)
  5. France: $19.4 million (4.7%)
  6. Spain: $10.6 million (2.5%)
  7. New Zealand: $6 million (1.5%)
  8. Pakistan: $5.6 million (1.3%)
  9. Greece: $5.4 million (1.3%)
  10. Sudan: $5.3 million (1.3%)
  11. Somalia: $3.1 million (0.8%)
  12. Netherlands: $3 million (0.7%)
  13. Tanzania: $2.9 million (0.7%)
  14. Italy: $1.1 million (0.3%)
  15. United States: $1.1 million (0.3%)

The listed 15 countries shipped 98.5% of all goat meat exported in 2017 by value.

Among the top exporters, the fastest-growing goat meat exporters since 2013 were: Italy (up 456.1%), Kenya (up 337.1%), Somalia (up 92.8%) and Spain (up 84.4%).

Two countries posted declines in their exported goat meat sales namely Pakistan (down -70.7%) and France (down -13.2%).

Advantages

The following countries posted the highest positive net exports for goat meat during 2017. Investopedia defines net exports as the value of a country’s total exports minus the value of its total imports. Thus, the statistics below present the surplus between the value of each country’s exported goat meat and its import purchases for that same commodity.

  1. Australia: US$200.5 million (net export surplus up 27.5% since 2013)
  2. Ethiopia: $84.5 million (up 35.2%)
  3. China: $31.8 million (reversing a -$1.7 million deficit)
  4. Kenya: $29 million (up 337.1%)
  5. France: $14.3 million (down -21.3%)
  6. Spain: $8.4 million (up 157.4%)
  7. New Zealand: $6 million (up 15.3%)
  8. Greece: $4.9 million (up 38.2%)
  9. Sudan: $4.8 million (no 2013 data)
  10. Tanzania: $2.9 million (no 2013 data)
  11. Netherlands: $2.6 million (up 22.3%)
  12. Somalia: $2.3 million (up 129.5%)
  13. Mexico: $897,000 (up 82.7%)
  14. Ireland: $601,000 (reversing a -$32,000 deficit)
  15. Romania: $512,000 (reversing a -$434,000 deficit)

Australia has the highest surplus in the international trade of goat meat. In turn, this positive cashflow confirms Australia’s strong competitive advantage for this specific product category.

Opportunities

The following countries posted the highest negative net exports for goat meat during 2017. Investopedia defines net exports as the value of a country’s total exports minus the value of its total imports. Thus, the statistics below present the deficit between the value of each country’s imported goat meat purchases and its exports for that same commodity.

  1. United States: -US$146.4 million (net export deficit up 104.6% since 2013)
  2. United Arab Emirates: -$86.7 million (up 43.1%)
  3. Hong Kong: -$16.4 million (up 32.9%)
  4. Taiwan: -$15.9 million (up 29.2%)
  5. Saudi Arabia: -$15.7 million (down -45.6%)
  6. Canada: -$14.3 million (up 60.4%)
  7. South Korea: -$12.5 million (up 184.4%)
  8. Oman: -$12.2 million (down -9.2%)
  9. Trinidad/Tobago: -$10.5 million (up 50.6%)
  10. Portugal: -$9.2 million (down -1.1%)
  11. Italy: -$7.5 million (down -32.4%)
  12. Japan: -$3.2 million (up 126.7%)
  13. Switzerland: -$2.6 million (down -8.2%)
  14. Qatar: -$1.6 million (down -91.8%)
  15. Sri Lanka: -$1.5 million (up 176.6%)

The United States incurred the highest deficit in the international trade of goat meat. In turn, this negative cashflow highlights America’s competitive disadvantage for this specific product category but also signals opportunities for goat meat-supplying countries that help satisfy the powerful demand.

Companies

Goat Meat Exporting Companies

According to global trading platform Alibaba, the following suppliers are examples of fresh or frozen goat meat-trading exporters. The home-country location for each business is shown within parentheses:

  • Agak Company Ltd (Kenya)
  • Al-Muqeet International (Pakistan)
  • Carnicas J Colomer Sau (Spain)
  • Eiffel International Trade (France)
  • Ethiopian General Import/Export (Ethiopia)
  • I. Braditsas “Trofino” S.A (Greece)
  • Parsa Enterprises Pty Ltd (Australia)
  • Qingdao UnionGold Trade Co (China)


 

See also Top Beef Exporting Countries, Pork Exports by Country and Chicken Exports by Country

Research Sources:
Alibaba, Supplier showroom for goat meat. Accessed on February 28, 2019

Investopedia, Net Exports Definition. Accessed on February 28, 2019

The World Factbook, Field Listing: Exports – Commodities, Central Intelligence Agency. Accessed on February 28, 2019

Trade Map, International Trade Centre. Accessed on February 28, 2019