Key Market Indicators
Pig production is expected to reach 25,590 heads in 2026, representing a 1.6% growth from 2021's 23,300 heads. Since 1966, the rate of growth has averaged 2.5% per year. Conversely, pork consumption is projected to drop to 7.64 thousand metric tons in 2026, down 2.9% on 2021's 9 thousand metric tons. Since 2017, demand has grown 44.2% annually. In 2021 Namibia outranked the US, Russia and Vietnam to become the 109th largest pork consumer with 9 thousand metric tons.