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EU also this year largest exporter of pork; most to China

Also this year, China remains the world's largest producer and importer of pork. The European Union is the world's largest exporter of it with an export of 4.8 million tons. 

With an expected share of 46.2 percent of the world's pork production of 110.5 million tons, China ranks first in the world ranking with 51 million tons. Compared to 47.5 million tons in 2021, this is an increase of 7.4 percent. 

The EU is in second place as a producer with an expected share of 20.9%. with a production of 23.2 million tons. This is down from 2.4%. The United States is in third place with a production of 12.3 million tons. Pork production in the US is also falling: -2.2 percent compared to 2021. Brazil (4th) and Mexico (8th) are also in the top ten with expected production of 4.4 and 1.5 million tons respectively .

As an exporter, the EU is the world's largest exporter with 4.8 million tons (40.7 percent of the world's total pork, 11.7 million tons). The United States is in second place with 25.6 percent (3 million tons). Canada is in third place with a share of 12.5%. 

South American countries also provide significant export volumes. For example, Brazil with 1.3 million tons (11.4 percent) and Mexico with 0.3 million tons (2.7 percent) are expected to come fourth and fifth.

China leads the list of pork importing countries with a share of 31.9%. (3.5 million tons). This is 19.2 percent less compared to 2021. Second place is occupied by Japan with a share of 13.2 percent and third place in the world is occupied by Mexico with a share of 10.9 percent. (1.2 million tons).

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