Pakistan opens the Jordanian meat market


Jordan has approved three slaughterhouses of Pakistan to export of bovine, camel, sheep and goat meat to Amman.

Posted on Oct 29 ,08:30

Pakistan opens the Jordanian meat market

Pakistan is tapping the Jordanian meat market, as three slaughterhouses are already approved to export bovine, camel, sheep and goat meat to Amman. For the last few years, Jordan has imported constantly around 150,000 tonnes of halal meat, worth $464 million. According to the Ministry of National Food Security and Research data, the total volume of meat production in Pakistan was 4,708 tonnes in 2019-20. Of this, 2,303 tonnes was beef, 748 tonnes was mutton and 1,657 tonnes was poultry. Pakistani meat exporters are facing intense competition in the halal meat market from other countries like India, Brazil, Australia and Africa. However, the country wants to focus on camel meat exports. "Pakistan has recently become a top exporter of camel meat in the world", mentioned Ismail Suttar, President of Employers Federation of Pakistan. The global halal meat market is projected to reach a value of $3.2 trillion by 2024. Nevertheless, top exporters in this market are Brazil, Australia and India. "Not even a single Muslim country falls in the list of top five global exporters of halal products", commented Ahmad Jawad, former chairman of agriculture committee for the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry.
Major importers of halal meat are represented by Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, the United Arab Emirates, Indonesia and Egypt.

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