UK pig facts and figures

Use this guide for easy access to the latest information for the UK pig industry, from numbers on farm through to consumption.

Marketing chain information

This data shows the size of the UK marketing chain from farm to fork, along with a map showing the location of auction markets and abattoirs by species.

Pig numbers and holdings

These figures track annual changes in pig numbers in the UK and EU along with the number of holdings in the UK.

Farm inputs costs

The latest weekly and monthly prices for key farm input costs.

Slaughterings and production

Figures showing up-to-date trends in pig slaughterings and production in GB, UK and the EU along with the latest outlook for the UK.

Cost of production and pig performance

Latest cost of production for GB and selected countries. This section includes latest physical performance data for benchmarking the GB pig herd, covering indoor and outdoor breeding herds and the feeding herd. It also includes pig performance trends and sensitivity analysis.

Pig carcase information

Weekly and monthly carcase weight and probe data from our deadweight pig samples along with annual carcase classification data.

Livestock and meat prices

The latest prices for weaners and pigs in GB and the EU. In addition, prices for selected EU wholesale markets along with GB supermarket prices.

Imports and exports

The latest trade statistics for UK pig meat, broken down by product.


The latest GB household consumption trends for pork, along with country of origin data for pork product facings.

Analysis and insight

Discover the latest analysis and insight from our industry experts to help guide you through market movements and provide you with a clear, impartial view.

Contact us

This dataset was produced by our Data and Analysis Team. To find out more about the team, please visit the Data and Analysis team page.

If you need any further help, please email Martin, Gavin, Esther or Dorian at