Main producing region
What is the global inventory of cattle in 2020?
The world cattle inventory in 2020 was reported at 987.5 million head. India has the largest cattle inventory in the world in 2020 followed by Brazil & the United States. Roughly 65% of the world's cattle are in India, Brazil & the United States. The cattle inventory in India includes water buffalo. More than 90% of the world's cattle are not in the United States. The United States has the 3rd largest cattle inventory in the world in 2020.
What are the top beef producing countries?
As of 2019, the top global producing country is the United States with a production of 12.35M MT. Following are Brazil (10.20M MT), and China (6.59M MT). The United States (North America) is the top producing country among other regions with a total production share of 24.&%. Other primary producing countries are China (Asia), Russia (Europe), Australia (Oceania), and South Africa (Africa).