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on June 30, 2017

Global market review: World pork production growing slowly

Although world pork production dropped slightly in 2016 compared to the previous two years, 2017 is projected to see growth again. China’s dominance of the market continues to create uncertainty.

Despite two years of a slight slowdown, 2017 looks to show positive gains in world pig production. According to Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) projections, global pork production is expected to grow in 2017 to nearly 120 million metric tons (mmt). The FAO estimates that…

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