According to the last data published by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), in the first trimester of 2017, 10.46 million pigs were slaughtered (+2.6% in comparison with the same period in 2016). This is the best result recorded during the first three months of a year since the slaughterings survey was started in 1997.
The increase during this first trimester was due to the rise in the slaughterings in 12 of the 25 states of the federation that participate in the survey. Among them, we must underline Santa Catarina (+228,560 heads), Mato Grosso (+54,700 heads), Paraná (+38,400 heads), Minas Gerais (+29,610 heads), Mato Grosso do Sul (+20,300 heads), Goiás (+10,220 heads). On the other hands, the slaughterings dropped in Rio Grande do Sul (-80,430 heads) and São Paulo (-22,050 heads).
Santa Catarina still leads the pig slaughterings, with 26.8% of the national share, followed by Paraná (20.8%) and Rio Grande do Sul (19.3%).
Wednesday, 14 June 2017/ IBGE/ Brazil.