Number of pigs worldwide 2018, by country

Number of pigs worldwide in 2018, by leading country (in million head)*

Number of pigs worldwide 2018, by country As of March 2018, China was home to the largest number of pigs of any country with 440.6 million heads. That year, the European Union and United States were second and third in the list, with over 150 and 73.2 million heads respectively.
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There were about 769.05 million pigs worldwide in 2018, meaning that China was home to more than half of the global pig population. Unsurprisingly, China is the leading pork producer worldwide, producing about 55 million metric tons of pork each year. China’s global pork exports have been decreasing over the past few years, while the EU remained the top exporter with over three million metric tons of pork shipments last year. The United States is also among the main exporters and importers of pork worldwide. Mexico was the main importer of U.S. pork, followed by Japan, South Korea and Canada.
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Number of pigs worldwide in 2018, by leading country (in million head)*

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Number of pigs in million head
China440.6
European Union150.26
United States73.15
Brazil38.83
Russia22.94
Canada14.17
South Korea11.27
Mexico10.41
Japan9.28
Ukraine6.24
Belarus3.16
Number of pigs in million head
China440.6
European Union150.26
United States73.15
Brazil38.83
Russia22.94
Canada14.17
South Korea11.27
Mexico10.41
Japan9.28
Ukraine6.24
Belarus3.16
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As of March 2018, China was home to the largest number of pigs of any country with 440.6 million heads. That year, the European Union and United States were second and third in the list, with over 150 and 73.2 million heads respectively.
Global overview

There were about 769.05 million pigs worldwide in 2018, meaning that China was home to more than half of the global pig population. Unsurprisingly, China is the leading pork producer worldwide, producing about 55 million metric tons of pork each year. China’s global pork exports have been decreasing over the past few years, while the EU remained the top exporter with over three million metric tons of pork shipments last year. The United States is also among the main exporters and importers of pork worldwide. Mexico was the main importer of U.S. pork, followed by Japan, South Korea and Canada.
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