After a rough year, the pork industry is rebounding with bold, gourmet options, value-added packaging and the continued influx of natural and organic products.
|Annual Pork Forecasts|
|Production (millions lbs.)||20,509||20,685||21,055||21,646||21,975|
|Per capita disappearance* (retail lb.)||51.3||49.9||49.3||50.2||50.4|
|Pork exports (millions lbs.)||2,181||2,665||2,997||3,002||3,095|
|Pork imports (millions lbs.)||1,099||1,024||989||954||955|
|Live swine imports (thousand head)||8,506||8,192||8,763||9,402||9,550|
|—Forecasts are in bold. |
*Per capita meat disappearance data are calculated using the Resident Population Plus Armed Forces Overseas series from the Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce.
Source: World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates and Supporting Materials. For further information, contact: Mildred Haley, (202) 694-5176, email@example.com