Market for Lamb and Sheep Meat in Northern America
In value terms, lamb and sheep meat production expanded remarkably to $ in estimated in export price. In general, production enjoyed notable growth. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2012 when the production volume increased by %. The level of production peaked at $ in 2018; however, from 2019 to , production remained at a lower figure.
The United States ( tons) remains the largest lamb and sheep meat producing country in Northern America, accounting for % of total volume. Moreover, lamb and sheep meat production in the United States exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest producer, Canada ( tons), fourfold.
In the United States, lamb and sheep meat production declined by an average annual rate of -% over the period from 2007-.
The average lamb and sheep meat yield expanded modestly to kg per head in , picking up by % on figures. In general, the yield, however, continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2011 when the yield increased by %. The level of yield peaked at kg per head in 2007; however, from 2008 to , the yield stood at a somewhat lower figure.
In , number of animals slaughtered for lamb and sheep meat production in Northern America totaled heads, standing approx. at the year before. In general, the number of producing animals, however, continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2013 when the number of producing animals increased by % against the previous year. Over the period under review, this number hit record highs at heads in 2008; however, from 2009 to , producing animals failed to regain momentum.
The size of the lamb and sheep meat market in Northern America soared to $ in , picking up by % against the previous year. This figure reflects the total revenues of producers and importers (excluding logistics costs, retail marketing costs, and retailers' margins, which will be included in the final consumer price). The total consumption indicated temperate growth from 2007 to : its value increased at an average annual rate of +% over the last fourteen years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. As a result, consumption attained the peak level and is likely to continue growth in the immediate term.
From 2007 to , the average annual rate of growth in terms of volume in the United States amounted to +%.
In value terms, the United States ($) led the market, alone. The second position in the ranking was taken by Canada ($).
In the United States, the lamb and sheep meat market expanded at an average annual rate of +% over the period from 2007-.
The countries with the highest levels of lamb and sheep meat per capita consumption in were Canada ( kg per persons) and the United States ( kg per persons).
From 2007 to , the biggest increases were in the United States (with a CAGR of +%).