Key Market Indicators
Italian pig production is on track to reach just over 2 million heads by 2026, down 0.3% year on year. Since 1966, pig production in Italy has decreased by 0.1% year on year. Meanwhile, pork consumption in Italy is expected to reach nearly 2.8 million metric tons by 2026, growing 0.9% annually on average. Since 2017, Italian demand for pork has risen 0.3% year on year. In 2021, Italy ranked 8th in terms of pork consumption, with Japan in first place at 2.7 million metric tons. The United States, Russia and Vietnam followed in second, third and fourth place, respectively.