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.
Find ERS and USDA background information and data on the hog and pork sector.