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China

China accounts for half of world’s pigmeat production, and is also the world’s biggest producer of sheep meat.

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India

India is the third largest beef exporter, and the first producer of buffalo meat. Its bovine herd is fueled by domestic dairy demand, and beef production is forecast to go up 7% in 2012.

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Japan

Beef production in Japan relies on government subsidies and on consumers’ willingness to pay higher prices for domestic beef. However, the industry is limited by Japan’s lack of pasture, making the country a big beef importer.

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South Korea

South Korea is not a big meat producer, and usually relies on imports to satisfy domestic demand. However, the country’s beef production is expected to rise 13% in 2010 due to a sizeable inventory in 2010.

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Thailand

In Thailand, domestic meat demand is largely satisfied by indigenous production, and the country only imports small amounts of beef and pork, while exporting around 40% of its poultry production.

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Others

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