Total number of hogs and pigs 2000-2020

In 2019, the United States was home to approximately 75 million hogs and pigs. Since the year 2000, the number of hogs and pigs in the country has risen by about 15 million.

Hog breeding and slaughter in the U.S.

In 2018, over six million hogs and pigs were kept for breeding in the United States. The number of hogs used for such purposes has been on the rise since 2013. Many more hogs are slaughtered than kept for breeding in the United States, however. Roughly 125 million hogs were slaughtered within the country in 2018, making it the year with the highest slaughter count since 2000.

Number of pigs worldwide

There were close to 700 million pigs in the world as of 2020, almost half of which were located in China, specifically. The European Union stood in second place, accounting for about 150 million heads. China and the EU were also responsible for producing a combined total of almost 60 million metric tons of pork in the same year.

Total number of hogs and pigs in the U.S. from 2000 to 2020

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Release date

March 2020


United States

Survey time period

2000 to 2020

Supplementary notes

*Estimated as of March 2020.

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