Rockford, IL – July 23, 2015 – The July/August issue of Pig International magazine features an exclusive Global Market Review detailing current world pork production trends and the global market outlook for 2016 and beyond.

According to this year’s report, world pork production has grown by 28 percent since 2000. In 2015, the volume of pig meat produced worldwide is on track to exceed 119 million metric tons, up from 117 million tons in 2014.

Although the total amount of pork produced globally has risen again to set a new record, the immediate outlook for further expansion is clouded as the biggest player in the world pig sector cuts back on animal inventories and output in the face of slower national economic growth.

“World pork production continues to show impressive growth year by year,” says Peter Best, contributor to Pig International magazine. “Over the past 12 months, greater sow productivity and higher marketing weights have compensated for various ravages due to disease and for a near standstill in farm inventories at a time of economic uncertainty.”

In addition, Pig International’s Global Market Review is the only global survey that looks in detail at the number of breeding sows in the top producing countries. Although no clear estimate is possible for the world sow population in 2014, the herds of the top 30 producers represent approximately 60 percent of all sows worldwide.

The complete Global Market Review – including detailed charts and figures – can be accessed in the July/August digital edition of Pig International at

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