Global pig meat production is projected to grow 13% over the coming decade driven by growth in developing countries, according to the latest OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook to 2030.
African Swine Fever is expected to keep production below previous peak levels until 2023, after which a return to steady growth is expected.
Specifically, the outlook anticipates that China will return to pre-ASF pork production in 2023.
However, pig meat production in the EU and UK is not expected to follow a growth trend, influenced by environmental and public concerns.
AHDB analyst Bethan Wilkins commented: “Increases in global meat consumption in the coming decade is largely driven by income and population growth from developing countries.
“International meat trade will therefore increase in response to growing demand from Asia and the Near East, where demand growth outpaces any increase in production.”