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Peruvian pork consumption among lowest in region

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Staff Writer | May 18, 2017
Peruvian pork consumption is only 5.7 kilograms per capita, one of the lowest in the region, but domestic production and imports are on the rise due to economic growth and rising incomes.
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Pork production in Peru during 2016 reached 195,000 MT, an increase of four percent compared to the previous year.

Since 2011, pork production in Peru has increased on average five percent per year. This increase is explained by Peru’s economic growth that is driving consumer demand across the board.

The Lima region accounts for 42 percent of Peruvian pork production, followed by Arequipa with 11 percent.

Peru’s hog population is 3.4 million, with an annual harvest of 2.3 million animals. The average harvest weight is 65 kilograms.