Which Country Exports the Most Pork in the World?

Swine/Pigs February 01, 2018
Author: Sergey Avramenko
Head of Global Markets Research Team

Global pork exports amounted to 10,994 thousand tonnes in 2015, going up by +3.8% against the previous year level. Overall, the global pork exports indicated a pronounced growth from 2007 to 2015. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. The total export volume increased at an average annual rate of +3.6% over the last eight years.

The growth pace was the most rapid in 2008, when the output figure increased by +14% from the previous year level. Over the period under review, the global pork exports reached its maximum volume in 2015, and is likely to continue its growth in the immediate term.

In value terms, global exports amounted to $25,337 million in 2015. Overall, the value of global exports increased tangibly from 2007 to 2015, expanding at an average annual rate of +2.3%. This trend pattern, however, indicated relatively mild fluctuations throughout the analyzed period.

Top Pork Exporting Countries in the World

1. Germany (1779K Tonnes)

2. USA (1528K Tonnes)

3. Spain (1254K Tonnes)

4. Denmark (1131K Tonnes)

5. Netherlands (940K Tonnes)

6. Canada (895K Tonnes)

7. Belgium (723K Tonnes)

Pork Imports By Country

The countries with the highest levels of the pork exports in 2015 were Germany (1,779 thousand tonnes), the United States (1,528 thousand tonnes), Spain (1,254 thousand tonnes), together accounting for 41% of total exports.

From 2007 to 2015, the most notable growth rates of pork exports among the main exporting countries was attained by Spain (+8.5% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the United States (4,032 million USD), Germany (3,986 million USD) and Spain (2,998 million USD) were the countries with the highest levels of exports in 2015, together accounting for 43% of total exports.

Spain (+7.2% per year) had the highest growth rates of pork exports among the main exporting countries over the last eight years, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

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Source: World: Pork (Meat Of Swine) - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast To 2025