Pork Market Intelligence

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Are you looking for answers on Pork category?

  • What are the key trends in Pork category?
  • Am I paying the right price?
  • Am I working with the right supplier?
  • What are the major challenges and risks in Pork industry?
  • How is Pork industry performing?

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Report Coverage

  • Price Drivers-Pork and Pork Skin
  • Demand Market Trends
  • Key Information on Suppliers
  • Value Chain Analysis-Pork

Production Size

Global Production Size/ Capacity

110.9 MMT

Production Size China

53.23 MMT

Production Size EU

23.28 MMT

Table of contents

  1. Business Takeaways
  1. Pork Category Matrix
  1. Market Overview Of Pork
  1. Pork Value Chain Analysis
  1. Pork Key Producing Regions
  1. Pork Regional Market Analysis: US, EU, China
  1. Pork Price Outlook And Trend: US, EU, China
  1. Pork Price Drivers
  1. Pork Demand Trends
  1. Pork Supplier Profiles

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Global Market Outlook on Pork

Increase in the global supply of pork could bring down the price pressure to some extent, hence, imports are likely to increase.

About 1% increase in global production is expected due to the rise of production in EU, Russia. Consumption in FY 2018 is expected to drop by ~1–2%, due to the shift in demand for other meats, especially in the largest consuming country China.

Global Production (2012-2018F)

  • China is the major consumer and producer of Pork, followed by the European Union and US
  • Abundant feed supply and increase in investments are the contributing factors for rise in production estimates in Russia, Brazil, and US
  • Increase in production volumes from Russia, Brazil, USA will cover for the drop in Chinese production in FY 2017
  • Global production is likely to be up by ~1% in 2017 when compared to 2016
  • Sudden increase in pork production has led to the processing capacities to lag behind

Pork Trade Analysis

Pork market depends on the demand from recovering markets, like Brazil, since the consumption levels in China are likely to reduce in 2018.

Pork production relies on the global consumption levels. Pork demand in China is likely to reduce in FY 2018, due to a shift in demand for beef and poultry, since the increase in the per capita income.

  • The EU is by far the largest exporter of pork, with an increase of 46%, between 2011 and 2016
  • Export volume from the US have been mostly consistent with only an increase of 1% between 2011 and 2016
  • Major markets for pork are China, Japan, and Mexico
  • Production in countries like Russia is likely to rise by 0.5–1%, owing to the rise in investments and improved technology
  • Consumption and production are likely to recover in Brazil with the recovery in economy

Key Producing Regions-Pork

Procuring from US, EU or Russia is feasible since the production levels are high. Prices in EU are lower with regard to exports, owing to the abundance in supply.

Pork is majorly produced and in China, due to the increasing trend for consuming a healthy diet. Major pork by product are also located in China, since the Chinese are not picky and use almost all parts of the pig or hog for consumption purposes.

Regional Overview of Pork-China

Exports to China likely to rise in the short term, due to the sudden surge in demand for pork and processed pork products.

About 1–2% decrease in the production of pork in 2018 is expected, since the consumption is likely to decrease, due to a shift in the demand to other meat products.

  • China is the major consumer and producer of Pork, followed by the European Union and US
  • Investments by Chinese hog farmers on facilities is likely to increase with the anticipation to capture a bigger market share in world market
  • Imports are likely to remain on the higher side throughout 2017, whereas, in 2018, they are likely to reduce, due to a decrease in the demand

Regional Overview of Pork-EU

Abundance in supply for export and comparatively low prices make EU one of the best sourcing destinations for pork.

No major growth or decrease is expected in production or consumption in the year 2018.

  • The EU will continue to be one of the major exporters of pork, since it has well established facilities and the prices are relatively lower due to effective production process
  • China is likely to remain the most preferred export destination despite likely reduction in the demand for pork in China during 2018
  • Japan, South Korea, and emerging markets like Brazil are likely to be the other preferred destinations for export
  • Import of Pork in EU is quite negligible when compared to other markets in the world, since they are self sufficient when it comes to production

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