Sheepskin and Lambskin Market in Northern America
In value terms, sheepskin and lambskin production soared to $ in estimated in export price. In general, production, however, continues to indicate a noticeable reduction. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2011 when the production volume increased by % against the previous year. As a result, production attained the peak level of $. From 2012 to , production growth remained at a somewhat lower figure.
The United States ( tons) remains the largest sheepskin and lambskin producing country in Northern America, accounting for % of total volume. Moreover, sheepskin and lambskin production in the United States exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest producer, Canada ( tons), threefold.
From 2007 to , the average annual rate of growth in terms of volume in the United States amounted to -%.
In , the average yield of sheep or lamb skins (without wool) in Northern America rose slightly to kg per heads, with an increase of % against . Over the period under review, the yield, however, saw a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2008 with an increase of % against the previous year. Over the period under review, the sheepskin and lambskin yield hit record highs at kg per heads in 2011; however, from 2012 to , the yield remained at a lower figure.
In , approx. heads of animals slaughtered for sheepskin and lambskin production in Northern America; stabilizing at . Overall, the number of producing animals continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2013 with an increase of %. Over the period under review, this number reached the maximum level at heads in 2008; however, from 2009 to , producing animals stood at a somewhat lower figure.
The size of the sheepskin and lambskin market in Northern America expanded significantly to $ in , surging 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). In general, consumption continues to indicate a perceptible expansion. Over the period under review, the market attained the maximum level at $ in 2019; however, from to , consumption failed to regain momentum.
From 2007 to , the average annual growth rate 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 sheepskin and lambskin market increased at an average annual rate of +% over the period from 2007-.
In Canada, sheepskin and lambskin per capita consumption remained relatively stable over the period from 2007-.