Argentina on track for record pork production in 2023
Argentina has doubled its pork production in the last 10 years and in the last 20 years it has increased fivefold.
The swine industry in Argentina continues to exhibit strong momentum, with uninterrupted growth in the last few years.
7.7 million pigs were slaughtered in 2022, which represented an all-time record for the country, and an increase of 2.5% compared to 2021.
Total production reached about 724,000 tons (tce), a 4% increase year-on-year. Argentina more than doubled its pork production in the last 10 years and has increased it fivefold in the last 20 years.
According to projections from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), in line with the production dynamics so far in 2023, Argentina is on track to break a record this year, with a potential production of 760,000 tons of pork (tce).
In the first four months of this year, 2.56 million head of pigs were slaughtered with production reaching close to 240,000 tons of pork; this is already 7% higher than the same period in 2022 and marks an all-time high for the first four months of the year.