In the 2021, global pork production amounted to about over 100 million metric tons.
Global pork production is being led by China, which is estimated to produce over 50 million metric tons of pork by the end of 2022. The European Union and the United States hold the second and third positions, respectively.
The rapid economic growth in China has increased the demand for pork in the country. Although the majority of pig farms in China are small scale operations, the introduction of factory farming large scale production methods has shown a rise of pork production. The development of modern farms has been one of the most important factors in satisfying the increasing demand for pork in China.