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1.2 million fewer pigs this year


The pig population in Denmark has fallen by almost 10%. There are 11 million pigs today. This is one of the lowest numbers in decades. Denmark was Europe’s fifth biggest pork producer in 2022. 

  • For more than 100 years, the production of pigs and pig meat has been a major source of income for Denmark. Approx. 90% of production is exported and is thereby essential to the Danish economy and the balance of trade.
  • More than 70 percent of Danish pig meat production is exported to other EU countries, and the remaining part is exported to countries outside the EU.
Narcis George Matache
Narcis George Matache
Executive Editor and Founder of "Last Week in Denmark".

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