10 World’s Largest Duck Meat-Producing Countries- Based on data from FAO in 2021, there are 10 World’s Largest Duck Meat-Producing Countries. From time to time, the popularity of this poultry animal is rising, especially in the Asian continent because most Asian people love this meat.
In general, duck is the name for several species of birds including the family Anatidae. Physically, ducks are generally aquatic birds that are mostly smaller than their relatives such as geese. Based on their habitat, they can be found easily in fresh water and seawater. Ducks consume a variety of food sources such as grasses, aquatic plants, fish, insects, worms, and mollusks. Concerning meat production, several types of duck/broiler duck that humans usually raise are Peking, Rouen, Aylesbury, Muscovy, and Cayuga ducks. Taxonomically, ducks belong to the Animal Kingdom; Phylum: Chordata; Class: Aves; Order: Anseriformes; Family: Anatidae Genus: Anas.
The World’s Production of Duck Meat From 1980 into 2021
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|Source : FAOSTAT, 2023|
Statistically, from 1980 to 2021, the world’s production of duck meat has been increasing. In 1980, the world’s production of duck meat around 713 thousand tons. Meanwhile, in 2021, the world’s production of duck meat has become 6.2 million tons. During more than 40 years, the world’s production has increased around more than 5.4 million tons. The increasing consumption of this meat over times has influenced the productions of this meat.
The Production of Duck Meat Based on Continent in 2021
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|Source : FAOSTAT, 2023|
Based on the continental statistical production, in 2021, the production of duck meat distributed in some regions. Asia still becomes the main production area with output of meat reached 5.5 million tons. Europe are behind the Asia with output of duck meat reached 441 thousand tons. Africa in the third position with output of duck meat around 112 thousand tons. Meanwhile Americas can produce 112 thousand tons and Oceania around 16 thousand tons.
Based on data from FAO, in 2017, the total population of ducks worldwide approximately reached 1.1 billion. Of this amount, about 80% of the total population is spread across the Asian continent. It can be described that duck/duck meat is in great demand by the people of the Asian region. Statistically, here are the 10 Largest Duck Meat-Producing Countries Based on Data from the Food and Agriculture Statistical Database (FAO Stat) in 2021.
Ranking Table of the 10 Largest Duck-Producing Countries Based on Data from the Food and Agriculture Statistical Database (FAOStats) in 2021
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|5||China, Taiwan Province of||78,867|
|6||Republic of Korea||74,968|
|Source : FAOSTAT, 2023|
Brief Description of 10 Largest Duck Meat-Producing Countries
China is the world’s largest producer of duck meat in 2021. In terms of duck raising areas, several duck breeding areas spread across several provinces such as Jiangsu, Jiangxi, and Zhejiang. In 2021, the production of duck meat in China reached 4.8 million tons.
Vietnam is one of the South-East Asia countries besides Malaysia and Thailand with the highest production of duck meat globally. In 2021, the production of duck meat in Vietnam reached 182 thousand tons. In the country whose capital is Ho Chi Minh City, duck farms spread across several provinces such as Hung Yen, Phu Tho, Thai Binh, Hau Giang, and Dong Thap.
France is the 3rd biggest producer of Duck Meat in 2021. According to FAO Statistical Corporate Database (FAOSTAT), the production of duck meat from France reached 177,000 tons. Geographically, in France, the production and fattening of duck is around Aquitaine, Midi-Pyrénées, Pays de la Loire, Poitou, and Brittany. In the culinary menus, some of the duck meat in France can be processed into Confit De Canard and Magret De Canard. these menus used duck meat as the ingredients.
Hungary is one of the European Union Countries that have the highest duck meat production. In 2021, the production of duck meat in Hungary reached 89 thousand tons. In this country, there are several large duck processing companies, namely the Trnzit Group with its product Goldenfood brand.
People in Taiwan have been raising ducks for a long time. They have a long history, experience, and journey with these birds. This country has been cultivating ducks for 300 years ago. Based on the duck species, the Muscovy duck, mule duck, and Peking duck are the most widely bred species. In addition, several duck farms are scattered in several areas in Taiwan such as Yilan, Yunlin, Chiayi, and Taichung. Statistically, in 2021, based on data from FAO, the production of duck meat in Taiwan reached 78 thousand tons.
Besides being famous for its Ginseng, South Korea is also famous for its poultry production, especially its ducks’ production. In 2021, the production of duck meat in South Korea reached 74 thousand tons. Geographically, several areas that becomes the main raising area of duck are Damyang, Suncheon, Yeongam, Jangheung, and Naju.
Malaysia is one of the countries with the largest duck meat production in Southeast Asia besides Myanmar and Vietnam. In 2021, the production of duck meat in Malaysia reached 66 thousand tons. In general, some duck farming areas in Malaysia distributes into several states, namely Perak, Kelantan, Malacca, Pahang, Penang, and Selangor.
Bangladesh is the 8th world’s biggest producer of duck meat in 2021. According to FAO Statistical Corporate Database, the production of duck Meat from Bangladesh reached 60,461 tons. Geograhically, Netrokona and Gaibandha are two important duck raising areas in Bangladesh.
Thailand is the 9th world’s biggest producer of duck meat in 2021. According to FAO Statistical Coporate Database FAOSTAT), the production of duck meat from Thailand reached 59,803 tons. In particular, geograhically, duck production is concentrated along the Chao Phraya River (Gilbert et al., 2007). In this country, species of Peking and white Cherry Valley are raised for meat.
Poland is the largest producer of duck meat in Europe besides Hungary. In 2021, the production of duck meat in Poland reached 57 thousand tons. In general, many of their duck meat products are exported to several countries such as Germany, France, the Netherlands, and Hong Kong.
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