As of December 31, 2022, Mongolia has exported 6.9 thousand tonnes of horsemeat worth 50.6 million US dollars, 144.5 tonnes of beef, 3.9 thousand tonnes of lamb and mutton, goat meat, 5000 tonnes of processed meat, 252 tonnes of by-products, a total of 16.1 thousand tonnes of meat and by-products to China, Russia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Hong Kong, and Vietnam. In 2021, 21.8 thousand tonnes of meat and meat products were exported.
There are 98 slaughtering plants and 80 meat processing plants operating nationwide, but less than 10% of their installed capacity is being used.
In addition, over the past five years, the number of livestock has increased by 3.8 percent, and an average of 15 million animals are used for food per year domestically. Mongolia has the capacity to export 180,000 tonnes of meat per year, according to MOFALI. Before the pandemic, Mongolia exported 129,000 tonnes of meat.
In order to further increase meat exports, Mongolia is currently studying the Southeast Asian market and working to export halal meat.