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Global pork production forecast to rise by 2%

2nd May 2018 / By Alistair Driver

Global production of pork is expected to rise by 2% in 2018, to 113.5 million tonnes, according to the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service's latest update on 'Livestock and Poultry: World Markets and Trade'.

The rise will be largely driven by an increase in production in China, alongside record pork volumes forecast in the US, EU and Canada. Global trade is therefore forecast to increase, albeit by a modest 1% for pork.

The good news is that steady economic growth means that meat demand is increasing in most countries.

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