Image from "Inside France's Fading Love Affair with Horse Meat". Vice.com.

Horse Meat by the Numbers

A R C H I V E S

1998 — 2008


Horse Meat Production Figures Worldwide

2008 Ranked by Quantity

RankingCountryMetric TonnesType
1China197,984Fc
2Mexico72,313Fc
3Kazakhstan66,207Fc
4Argentina57,931F
5United States of America46,585Fc
6Russian Federation45,988Fc
7Mongolia38,086Fc
8Australia25,697Fc
9Brazil21,489Fc
10Poland19,760F
11Kyrgyzstan18,798Fc
12Romania12,924Fc
13Ukraine12,163Fc
14Canada11,220Fc
15Uruguay9,060Fc
16Chile8,672F
17Italy7,800F
18France7,300F
19Senegal7,194Fc
20Colombia6,202Fc
Source: Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations
http://faostat.fao.org/site/339/default.aspx

F = FAO Estimate
Fc = Calculated Data

Indigenous Horse Meat Production Figures USA, Canada & Mexico

2004 through 2008 Ranked by Quantity

YearMexicoUSACanada
200872,31346,58511,220
200772,31346,46011,220
200676,66632,57416,562
200577,26331,39820,820
200478,27222,39419,948
Source: Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations
http://faostat.fao.org/site/339/default.aspx

Production Figures in Metric Tonnes, FAO Calculated Data


Indigenous Horse Meat Production Figures USA

1998 ― 2008 Ranked by Quantity

YearRankingMetric TonnesType
2008546,585Fc
2007546,460Fc
2006632,574Fc
2005731,398Fc
2004722,394Fc
2003643,666Fc
2002735,435Fc
2001639,753Fc
2000737,725Fc
1999738,067Fc
1998825,162Fc
Source: Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations
http://faostat.fao.org/site/339/default.aspx

Fc = Calculated Data


Note: At the time of posting, this is the most recent data available from the FAO website. Please use the source link above to update these numbers.


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