Global pork production 2020, by country

In 2020, global pork production was led by China, which produced 34 million metric tons of pork in that year. The European Union and the United States held the second and third positions, respectively. That year, global pork production amounted to about 94.33 million metric tons.

Pig farming in China

As China has experienced rapid economic growth, the demand for pork in the country has too increased. Although, the majority of pig farms in China are small scale operations, the introduction of factory farming methods with large scale production of swine is on the rise. The development of modern farms has been one of the most important factors in satisfying the increasing demand for pork in China. As of 2018, there were 433.25 million pigs in China, more than any other country.

Global meat consumption

The most commonly consumed meats in world are poultry and pork, though in the next several years poultry is expected to overtake pork in popularity. Global consumption of pork is projected to increase from 117.35 metric kilotons in 2017 to about 131 metric kilotons by 2027. In the United States however, per capita consumption of red meat is expected to level off after reaching about 114 pounds.

Global pork production in 2020, by country (in 1,000 metric tons)*

Exclusive Premium statistic

You need a Single Account for unlimited access.

  • Full access to 1m statistics

  • Incl. source references

  • Available to download in PNG, PDF, XLS format

Single Account

$39 $59 per month *
in the first 12 months
33% discount until March 31st
*Duration: 12 months, billed annually, single license

Access to this and all other statistics on 80,000 topics from

$468 / Year
$708 / Year

Show detailed source information?
Register for free
Already a member?
Log in

Release date

April 2020



Survey time period


Special properties

Carcass weight equivalent (cwe).

Supplementary notes

Projection as of April 2020.

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $468 / Year
Basic Account
Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.
This statistic is not included in your account.

Single Account
The ideal entry-level account for individual users
  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references
$59 $39 / Month *
in the first 12 months
Corporate Account
Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

* Prices do not include sales tax.

Statistics on "Pork in the United Kingdom (UK)"

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $468 / Year
Learn more about how Statista can support your business.