Number of Sheep - Source FAO

This key economic indicator for the Sheep sector has been recently updated.

  1. In 2019, Number of Sheep in Nigeria rose 1.8% from a year earlier.
  2. Since 2014 Iran Number of Sheep was up 4.5% year on year totalising 3,919,360.56 Heads.
  3. In 2019 China was ranked number 1 in Number of Sheep.
  4. In 2019 Swaziland was number 142 in Number of Sheep with 3,971.52 Heads, compared to 144 in 2018.

Top Countries in Number of Sheep - Source FAO

# 187 Countries Units (Heads) Last YoY 5‑years CAGR
1 #1
China
16,589,819 2019 +1.2 % +2.0 % View data
2 #2
Australia
6,753,792 2019 -2.0 % -1.4 % View data
3 #3
India
6,312,124 2019 -0.1 % +0.0 % View data
4 #4
Nigeria
4,422,315 2019 +1.8 % +1.4 % View data
5 #5
Iran
3,919,361 2019 -1.4 % +4.5 % View data
6 #6
United Kingdom
3,454,623 2019 +0.1 % +0.5 % View data
7 #7
Chad
3,453,064 2019 +6.8 % +60.0 % View data
8 #8
Ethiopia
3,317,168 2019 +2.4 % +2.5 % View data
9 #9
Turkey
3,185,768 2019 +1.1 % +1.7 % View data
10 #10
Mongolia
3,168,377 2019 +3.6 % +6.4 % View data
11 #11
Pakistan
3,059,364 2019 +0.8 % +1.0 % View data
12 #12
Algeria
2,963,527 2019 +1.8 % +1.3 % View data
13 #13
New Zealand
2,587,775 2019 -2.8 % -2.8 % View data
14 #14
Russia
2,304,220 2019 +0.6 % +0.7 % View data
15 #15
South Africa
2,237,702 2019 -1.0 % -1.5 % View data
16 #16
Morocco
2,024,396 2019 +1.0 % +1.0 % View data
17 #17
Kenya
1,962,108 2019 +2.1 % +2.6 % View data
18 #18
Brazil
1,837,289 2019 +0.6 % +0.8 % View data
19 #19
Mali
1,819,237 2019 +3.4 % +5.8 % View data
20 #20
South Sudan
1,809,132 2019 +0.9 % +1.6 % View data
21 #21
Syria
1,783,707 2019 +0.2 % -0.0 % View data
22 #22
Uzbekistan
1,748,033 2019 +2.6 % +3.7 % View data
23 #23
Indonesia
1,746,977 2019 +2.7 % +1.7 % View data
24 #24
Kazakhstan
1,618,793 2019 +0.6 % +1.3 % View data
25 #25
Spain
1,524,300 2019 -1.9 % -0.3 % View data
26 #26
Argentina
1,468,005 2019 -0.4 % +0.2 % View data
27 #27
Turkmenistan
1,431,613 2019 +0.9 % +0.5 % View data
28 #28
Afghanistan
1,392,085 2019 +0.7 % +0.6 % View data
29 #29
Niger
1,267,611 2019 +1.8 % +2.7 % View data
30 #30
Mauritania
1,153,938 2019 +1.8 % +4.8 % View data
31 #31
Peru
1,097,422 2019 -1.7 % -2.4 % View data
32 #32
Somalia
1,070,931 2019 -1.3 % -2.8 % View data
33 #33
Burkina Faso
1,047,981 2019 +1.9 % +2.5 % View data
34 #34
Romania
1,001,134 2019 +0.8 % +1.9 % View data
35 #35
Yemen
950,810 2019 +0.8 % -0.4 % View data
36 #36
Saudi Arabia
947,221 2019 +0.7 % +0.9 % View data
37 #37
Mexico
912,395 2019 +1.1 % +1.3 % View data
38 #38
Greece
859,257 2019 -0.2 % -0.0 % View data
39 #39
Azerbaijan
802,800 2019 +0.8 % +0.1 % View data
40 #40
Tanzania
769,029 2019 +2.5 % -2.4 % View data
41 #41
Libya
757,656 2019 +1.2 % +1.2 % View data
42 #42
United States
757,043 2019 -1.7 % -0.8 % View data
43 #43
Bolivia
729,212 2019 -0.9 % -0.3 % View data
44 #44
Italy
703,067 2019 -1.1 % -0.4 % View data
45 #45
France
666,537 2019 -1.8 % -1.5 % View data
46 #46
Iraq
654,101 2019 -0.5 % -0.0 % View data
47 #47
Tunisia
642,377 2019 -0.6 % -1.1 % View data
48 #48
Senegal
617,268 2019 +1.2 % +2.8 % View data
49 #49
Uruguay
580,109 2019 -5.2 % -4.8 % View data
50 #50
Egypt
574,303 2019 +0.7 % +0.9 % View data
51 #51
Kyrgyzstan
541,519 2019 +1.5 % +1.9 % View data
52 #52
Ireland
514,177 2019 -0.3 % +0.2 % View data
53 #53
Ghana
480,153 2019 +1.9 % +2.1 % View data
54 #54
Tajikistan
381,520 2019 +2.6 % +3.4 % View data
55 #55
Cameroon
352,068 2019 -0.1 % -2.6 % View data
56 #56
Jordan
324,417 2019 +2.6 % +3.9 % View data
57 #57
Guinea
265,995 2019 +3.1 % +4.9 % View data
58 #58
Eritrea
245,256 2019 +0.9 % +1.4 % View data
59 #59
Norway
242,653 2019 +0.3 % +1.2 % View data
60 #60
Togo
241,949 2019 +1.5 % +1.7 % View data
61 #61
United Arab Emirates
237,127 2019 +3.3 % +2.7 % View data
62 #62
Bangladesh
231,075 2019 +2.2 % +2.9 % View data
63 #63
Uganda
213,361 2019 +1.6 % +2.1 % View data
64 #64
Portugal
209,764 2019 -1.3 % +0.6 % View data
65 #65
Lesotho
198,934 2019 +3.3 % +8.1 % View data
66 #66
Albania
195,615 2019 +0.5 % +0.6 % View data
67 #67
Namibia
187,583 2019 -2.5 % -1.7 % View data
68 #68
Ivory Coast
187,359 2019 +1.1 % +1.5 % View data
69 #69
Myanmar
177,311 2019 +4.6 % +8.8 % View data
70 #70
Serbia
172,562 2019 +0.6 % -0.3 % View data
71 #71
Chile
172,060 2019 -7.8 % -12.2 % View data
72 #72
Benin
167,096 2019 +4.1 % +13.7 % View data
73 #73
Cuba
146,703 2019 -3.9 % -7.6 % View data
74 #74
Germany
143,032 2019 -4.0 % -2.2 % View data
75 #75
Canada
121,298 2019 -0.4 % -1.2 % View data
76 #76
Bulgaria
121,022 2019 -4.4 % -2.4 % View data
77 #77
Angola
120,328 2019 +2.1 % +1.9 % View data
78 #78
Hungary
113,554 2019 -0.8 % -1.3 % View data
79 #79
Bosnia and Herzegovina
103,573 2019 +0.7 % +0.2 % View data
80 #80
Sierra Leone
93,731 2019 +2.9 % +1.6 % View data
81 #81
Democratic Republic of the Congo
90,591 2019 -0.0 % -0.1 % View data
82 #82
Georgia
89,908 2019 +1.6 % +2.5 % View data
83 #83
Colombia
87,688 2019 -4.7 % +3.9 % View data
84 #84
Netherlands
80,463 2019 -3.6 % -5.7 % View data
85 #85
Nepal
79,749 2019 -0.1 % +0.2 % View data
86 #86
Madagascar
77,774 2019 -0.0 % -1.5 % View data
87 #87
Palestine
76,014 2019 +0.7 % +0.9 % View data
88 #88
Armenia
73,406 2019 +1.3 % +1.3 % View data
89 #89
Kuwait
71,120 2019 +2.7 % +2.5 % View data
90 #90
Falkland Islands
69,927 2019 +0.0 % -0.0 % View data
91 #91
Macedonia
65,846 2019 -3.8 % -2.3 % View data
92 #92
Rwanda
64,345 2019 -0.0 % +0.4 % View data
93 #93
Moldova
63,480 2019 -1.8 % -2.8 % View data
94 #94
Croatia
63,287 2019 +0.2 % +0.9 % View data
95 #95
Oman
62,805 2019 +2.6 % +2.4 % View data
96 #96
Venezuela
61,422 2019 +0.7 % +0.4 % View data
97 #97
Sweden
61,297 2019 +0.9 % +0.8 % View data
98 #98
Guatemala
59,988 2019 +0.8 % +0.6 % View data
99 #99
Ukraine
57,440 2019 -10.0 % -7.7 % View data
100 #100
Paraguay
53,375 2019 +1.5 % +2.5 % View data
101 #101
Israel
52,787 2019 +0.8 % -2.4 % View data
102 #102
Guinea-Bissau
52,328 2019 +1.9 % +2.1 % View data
103 #103
Lebanon
47,329 2019 +1.6 % +1.0 % View data
104 #104
Djibouti
46,985 2019 +0.1 % -0.0 % View data
105 #105
Iceland
46,059 2019 -0.3 % -1.1 % View data
106 #106
Central African Republic
45,471 2019 +2.1 % +2.6 % View data
107 #107
Austria
37,705 2019 +0.8 % +1.1 % View data
108 #108
Slovakia
37,228 2019 -0.3 % -1.4 % View data
109 #109
Switzerland
32,699 2019 -2.0 % -4.1 % View data
110 #110
Qatar
31,391 2019 +0.5 % -10.5 % View data
111 #111
Ecuador
31,285 2019 -12.7 % -12.8 % View data
112 #112
Cyprus
31,114 2019 +0.2 % -0.7 % View data
113 #113
Liberia
31,099 2019 +1.6 % +2.4 % View data
114 #114
Malawi
30,151 2019 +2.5 % +2.3 % View data
115 #115
Zimbabwe
28,676 2019 -2.5 % -1.7 % View data
116 #116
Zambia
26,774 2019 +2.0 % +2.2 % View data
117 #117
Dominican Republic
25,731 2019 +1.2 % +0.6 % View data
118 #118
Burundi
24,831 2019 -2.1 % -7.7 % View data
119 #119
Botswana
22,825 2019 -1.3 % +0.1 % View data
120 #120
Czech Republic
22,591 2019 +1.3 % +0.1 % View data
121 #121
Gabon
22,158 2019 +0.8 % +0.6 % View data
122 #122
Poland
20,576 2019 -8.2 % -1.6 % View data
123 #123
Montenegro
18,393 2019 -1.4 % -0.7 % View data
124 #124
Lithuania
17,756 2019 +5.5 % +12.3 % View data
125 #125
North Korea
16,406 2019 -0.8 % -0.5 % View data
126 #126
Finland
16,258 2019 +1.8 % +3.4 % View data
127 #127
Haiti
15,735 2019 +0.3 % +0.3 % View data
128 #128
Denmark
15,323 2019 +0.4 % -0.0 % View data
129 #129
Malaysia
13,923 2019 +0.1 % -0.6 % View data
130 #130
Guyana
13,188 2019 +0.1 % -0.0 % View data
131 #131
Republic of the Congo
12,466 2019 +0.6 % +0.3 % View data
132 #132
Mozambique
12,345 2019 -4.5 % -10.8 % View data
133 #133
Slovenia
11,846 2019 +0.6 % +1.7 % View data
134 #134
Latvia
11,144 2019 +2.8 % +5.6 % View data
135 #135
Belarus
8,953 2019 +0.4 % +4.3 % View data
136 #136
Estonia
8,881 2019 +1.5 % +1.7 % View data
137 #137
Belgium
7,879 2019 -4.3 % -6.8 % View data
138 #138
Faroe Islands
7,112 2019 +0.2 % -0.3 % View data
139 #139
Gambia
4,371 2019 -15.1 % -3.9 % View data
140 #140
East Timor
4,176 2019 -0.7 % -9.6 % View data
141 #141
Equatorial Guinea
4,076 2019 +0.4 % +0.4 % View data
142 #142
Swaziland
3,972 2019 +1.6 % +2.0 % View data
143 #143
Bahrain
3,962 2019 +0.6 % -0.2 % View data
144 #144
Thailand
3,937 2019 -1.9 % -2.2 % View data
145 #145
Western Sahara
3,744 2019 +0.7 % +0.8 % View data
146 #146
Philippines
3,000 2019 +0.0 % +0.0 % View data
147 #147
Fiji
2,593 2019 +4.7 % +11.1 % View data
148 #148
Comoros
2,505 2019 +0.8 % +0.9 % View data
149 #149
Greenland
1,791 2019 -0.7 % -0.9 % View data
150 #150
Honduras
1,676 2019 +0.8 % +0.9 % View data
151 #151
Belize
1,615 2019 +2.8 % +4.3 % View data
152 #152
Japan
1,482 2019 +0.7 % +2.2 % View data
153 #153
Barbados
1,369 2019 +0.8 % +0.9 % View data
154 #154
Grenada
1,366 2019 +0.1 % +0.2 % View data
155 #155
Antigua and Barbuda
1,350 2019 -1.4 % -0.7 % View data
156 #156
Trinidad and Tobago
1,346 2019 +1.3 % -0.0 % View data
157 #157
Cape Verde
1,293 2019 +1.6 % +1.9 % View data
158 #158
Malta
1,150 2019 -0.3 % +1.8 % View data
159 #159
Martinique
1,124 2019 -3.5 % -3.3 % View data
160 #160
Bhutan
960 2019 -4.3 % -2.3 % View data
161 #161
Sri Lanka
949 2019 -0.9 % -3.0 % View data
162 #162
Saint Lucia
888 2019 -1.4 % -3.1 % View data
163 #163
Luxembourg
861 2019 -0.2 % -0.3 % View data
164 #164
Dominica
805 2019 +0.3 % +0.1 % View data
165 #165
Papua New Guinea
748 2019 +0.7 % +0.5 % View data
166 #166
Nicaragua
687 2019 +1.0 % +1.6 % View data
167 #167
Puerto Rico
680 2019 -0.8 % +1.5 % View data
168 #168
Bahamas
669 2019 +0.1 % +0.3 % View data
169 #169
British Virgin Islands
610 2019 +0.0 % +0.0 % View data
170 #170
Suriname
601 2019 -0.8 % +0.8 % View data
171 #171
El Salvador
532 2019 +0.2 % -0.1 % View data
172 #172
Montserrat
485 2019 +0.2 % +0.2 % View data
173 #173
Brunei
470 2019 +2.0 % +3.3 % View data
174 #174
Liechtenstein
420 2019 +1.2 % +3.2 % View data
175 #175
Sao Tome and Principe
345 2019 +1.0 % +1.5 % View data
176 #176
United States Virgin Islands
327 2019 +0.1 % +0.1 % View data
177 #177
Costa Rica
283 2019 +0.2 % -0.2 % View data
178 #178
Mauritius
246 2019 -5.6 % -2.0 % View data
179 #179
New Caledonia
221 2019 -1.1 % -1.2 % View data
180 #180
Jamaica
135 2019 -0.8 % -2.1 % View data
181 #181
Guadeloupe
127 2019 -4.3 % -4.5 % View data
182 #182
South Korea
115 2019 -8.4 % -12.1 % View data
183 #183
French Guiana
96 2019 -4.3 % -2.5 % View data
184 #184
Réunion
86 2019 -2.8 % -3.1 % View data
185 #185
French Polynesia
44 2019 -0.4 % -0.2 % View data
187 #187
Taiwan
19 2019 -1.1 % -2.7 % View data

Source: FAO

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