Pork Market Overview in Japan
In value terms, pork production rose remarkably to $ in estimated in export prices. In general, production saw a perceptible shrinkage. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2011 when the production volume increased by % y-o-y. Over the period under review, production attained the peak level at $ in 2012; however, from 2013 to , production stood at a somewhat lower figure.
In , the average pork yield in Japan stood at kg per head, almost unchanged from 2019 figures. Overall, the yield recorded a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2014 with an increase of % y-o-y. The pork yield peaked in and is likely to continue growth in the near future.
In , approx. heads of animals slaughtered for pork production in Japan; remaining stable against 2019 figures. Over the period under review, the number of producing animals showed a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2009 with an increase of % y-o-y. As a result, the amount of producing animals reached the peak level of heads. from 2010 to , the growth of this number remained at a somewhat lower figure.
The revenue of the pork market in Japan was estimated at $ in , approximately reflecting the previous year. This figure reflects the total revenues of producers and importers (excluding logistics costs, retail marketing costs, and retailers' margins, which will be included in the final consumer price). Overall, consumption, however, recorded a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011 when the market value increased by % y-o-y. Pork consumption peaked at $ in 2012; however, from 2013 to , consumption remained at a lower figure.