During the first nine months of 2012 Spain increased its slaughter of animals and production of pig meat 2.04 percent or 2,615,136 tons compared to the same time period in 2011 of 2,562,840 tons, according to the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture

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The number of animals slaughtered in the first nine months 2012 is 31,473,289 tons, a 2.08 percent increase compared to the same time period in 2011 of 30,832,878 animals slaughtered.