Pork Exports by Country

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Pork exports by country totaled US$25.3 billion in 2015, down by an average -15.6% from 2011 when pork shipments were valued at $29.9 billion. Year over year, global pork exports fell in value by -19.1%.

From a continental perspective, $16.4 billion or 64.9% of all pork exports originated from Europe. Far behind in second place were North American exporters at 26.3%. Latin America (excluding Mexico) and Caribbean nations accounted for 6.2% of total pork shipments, followed by Asia at 2.2% and with African exporters coming in at just 0.1%.

The 4-digit Harmonized Tariff System code prefix is 0203 for fresh, chilled or frozen swine meat.

Pork Exports by Country

Below are the 15 countries that exported the highest dollar value worth of pork during 2015:

  1. United States: US$4 billion (15.9% of total pork exports)
  2. Germany: $4 billion (15.7%)
  3. Spain: $3 billion (11.9%)
  4. Denmark: $2.5 billion (10%)
  5. Canada: $2.2 billion (8.8%)
  6. Netherlands: $1.8 billion (7%)
  7. Belgium: $1.3 billion (5.2%)
  8. Brazil: $1.2 billion (4.6%)
  9. France: $827 million (3.3%)
  10. Poland: $773.1 million (3.1%)
  11. Ireland: $415.7 million (1.6%)
  12. Mexico: $394.6 million (1.6%)
  13. Chile: $391.4 million (1.5%)
  14. Austria: $378.6 million (1.5%)
  15. Hungary: $342.2 million (1.4%)


 

Among the above countries, only three increased the value of their pork exports since 2011: Ireland (up 24.7%), Mexico (up 22.1%) and Spain (up 3.3%).

The other 12 countries posted declines in their exported pork sales led by: Austria (down -33.8%), France (down -32.6%), Denmark (down -29.2%) and Hungary (down -25.8%).

The listed 15 countries shipped 93.1% of all pork exports in 2015.

Searchable List of Pork Exporting Countries

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RankExporter2015 Pork Exports% World Total
1.United StatesUS$4 billion15.9%
2.Germany$4 billion15.7%
3.Spain$3 billion11.9%
4.Denmark$2.5 billion10%
5.Canada$2.2 billion8.8%
6.Netherlands$1.8 billion7%
7.Belgium$1.3 billion5.2%
8.Brazil$1.2 billion4.6%
9.France$827 million3.3%
10.Poland$773.1 million3.1%
11.Ireland$415.7 million1.6%
12.Mexico$394.6 million1.6%
13.Chile$391.4 million1.5%
14.Austria$378.6 million1.5%
15.Hungary$342.2 million1.4%
16.China$322.4 million1.3%
17.United Kingdom$301.4 million1.2%
18.Italy$186.5 million0.7%
19.Hong Kong$142.8 million0.6%
20.Portugal$123.2 million0.5%
21.Australia$83.5 million0.3%
22.Finland$74.8 million0.3%
23.Czech Republic$72.4 million0.3%
24.Ukraine$56.9 million0.2%
25.Vietnam$55.4 million0.2%
26.Sweden$51.6 million0.2%
27.Romania$38.8 million0.2%
28.Serbia$27.8 million0.1%
29.Lithuania$27.4 million0.1%
30.South Africa$24.7 million0.1%
31.Estonia$21.6 million0.1%
32.Croatia$21 million0.1%
33.Slovakia$20.4 million0.1%
34.Singapore$9.3 million0.04%
35.Russia$8.6 million0.03%
36.Luxembourg$8.3 million0.03%
37.Greece$6.9 million0.03%
38.Norway$6.8 million0.03%
39.Bulgaria$6.4 million0.03%
40.Malaysia$6.1 million0.02%
41.Slovenia$6 million0.02%
42.Thailand$5.7 million0.02%
43.Paraguay$5.7 million0.02%
44.Japan$5.3 million0.02%
45.Latvia$4.7 million0.02%
46.Switzerland$3.6 million0.01%
47.Belarus$1.7 million0.01%
48.Costa Rica$1.6 million0.01%
49.Cyprus$1.1 million0.005%
50.South Korea$1.1 million0.004%
51.Moldova$837,0000.003%
52.Uganda$702,0000.003%
53.United Arab Emirates$692,0000.003%
54.Argentina$520,0000.002%
55.Taiwan$485,0000.002%
56.Georgia$421,0000.002%
57.New Zealand$316,0000.001%
58.Kenya$254,0000.001%
59.Montenegro$166,0000.001%
60.Iceland$139,0000.001%
61.Bahrain$137,0000.001%
62.Swaziland$112,0000.0004%
63.Mongolia$111,0000.0004%
64.Sri Lanka$94,0000.0004%
65.Nicaragua$78,0000.0003%
66.Macedonia$68,0000.0003%
67.Kazakhstan$67,0000.0003%
68.Macao$58,0000.0002%
69.Eritrea$54,0000.0002%
70.Namibia$52,0000.0002%
71.Dominican Republic$47,0000.0002%
72.El Salvador$45,0000.0002%
73.Indonesia$40,0000.0002%
74.Qatar$27,0000.0001%
75.Samoa$26,0000.0001%
76.Suriname$26,0000.0001%
77.Iran$26,0000.0001%
78.Aruba$24,0000.0001%
79.Peru$23,0000.0001%
80.Laos$19,0000.0001%
81.Panama$14,0000.0001%
82.Nepal$12,0000.00005%
83.Mauritius$8,0000.00003%
84.Bermuda$8,0000.00003%
85.Mozambique$5,0000.00002%
86.Zambia$5,0000.00002%
87.Pakistan$4,0000.00002%
88.Guatemala$4,0000.00002%
89.Honduras$3,0000.00001%
90.Gabon$3,0000.00001%
91.India$3,0000.00001%
92.Senegal$2,0000.00001%
93.Netherlands Antilles$2,0000.00001%
94.Br Virgin Islands$2,0000.00001%
95.American Samoa$1,0000.000004%
96.Malta$1,0000.000004%
97.Oman$1,0000.000004%
98.St Vincent/Grenadines$1,0000.000004%

Top Global Pork Processing Companies

According to the 2014 Meat Atlas report (Der Fleischatlas), the following companies lead in worldwide meat sales including pork:

  1. JBS SA (Brazil)
  2. Tyson Food (United States)
  3. Cargill (Argentina)
  4. BRF (Brazil)
  5. Vion Food Group (Netherlands)
  6. Nippon Meat Packers (Japan)
  7. Smithfield Foods (United States, America’s largest pork producer)
  8. Marfrig Alimentos SA (Brazil)
  9. Danish Crown AmbA (Denmark, world’s biggest pork exporter)
  10. Hormel Foods (United States)

See also Big Export Sales for Frozen Shrimps, Top Beef Exporting Countries and Chicken Exports by Country

Research Sources:
Trade Map, International Trade Centre. Accessed on May 2, 2016

2014 Meat Atlas, Heinrich Böll Foundation, Berlin, Germany, and Friends of the Earth Europe, Brussels, Belgium. Accessed on October 1, 2015