Pork and Hogs

USDA's latest official data on U.S. and global trade, production, consumption and stocks, as well as analysis of developments affecting world trade in pork and hogs, can be found in the Livestock and Poultry: World Markets and Trade report.

Data & Analysis

Weakening demand and high prices lower total import expectations for pork products to 340,000 MT and 350,000 MT in 2014 and 2015, respectively, from 399,000 MT in 2013.
Both EU beef and pork production are forecast to increase in 2015.
The agricultural minister of Lower Saxony has introduced a new protein feed initiative on July 29. The goal of the initiative is to promote the cultivation of peas, beans and lupins.
Post forecasts 2015 production and exports of beef to increase by three and ten percent, respectively.