Market Outlook

ERS contributes to shortrun and longrun hog and pork market outlook activities through several venues.

Working with USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service, Farm Service Agency, and Foreign Agricultural Service, ERS hog analysts develop monthly estimates of pork supply, use, and prices reported in World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE), released by USDA's World Agricultural Outlook Board. Monthly and quarterly hog industry data and hog market outlook are also provided in ERS's monthly Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Outlook.

ERS takes a lead role in preparing USDA's Agricultural Baseline Projections, which provide longrun swine and pork market outlook. (See the Agricultural Baseline Database.)

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