A striking feature of the U.S. hog industry has been the rapid
shift to fewer and larger operations, associated with technological
change and evolving industry structure. The United States is the
world's third-largest producer and consumer of pork and pork
products. It is also the world's largest exporter of pork and pork
products, with exports averaging over 20 percent of commercial pork
production in most years. U.S. hog operations today tend to be
heavily concentrated in the Midwest and in eastern North Carolina.
ERS data and analysis includes:
- Monthly reports on hog and pork industry outlook and data
covering supply, use, prices, and trade.
- Data products that include current trade indicators; retail,
wholesale, and farm values for pork; and historical data on
production, use, and trade for the hog and pork sector.
- In-depth analyses of conditions and events that influence
domestic and global hog and pork markets, including manure
management, industry structure, and consumption trends.