In the first half of 2012, a total of 28.8 million pigs were commercially slaughtered in Germany. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that this was the first decline in the number of pigs slaughtered since 2005.
Compared with the same period a year earlier, the number of pigs slaughtered decreased by 237,000 (-0.8%).
The number of both pigs imported from abroad and pigs kept in the domestic territory saw a decline. The quantity of pork produced between January and June 2012 amounted to 2.7 million tonnes (—1.1%).
August 2012/ Destatis/ Germany.