The EU is the worlds second biggest producer of pigmeat and the biggest exporter. Pigmeat belongs to the products covered by the Single Common Market Organisation.
With 152 million pigs and a yearly production of about 23 million t carcass weight the EU is the worlds second biggest producer of pigmeat after China and also the biggest exporter.
The EU's main producer countries are Germany, Spain and France. They represent together already half of the EU's total slaughter.
The EU has a self sufficiency of about 110% and exports about 12% of its total production. Main export destinations are Russia and East Asia, in particular China.