The Brazilian pig population, with 40.3 million heads in 2015, grew by 6.3% in comparison with 2014, according to the data of the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), published in September 29th 2016.
The southern states have almost half of the total population (49.3%), followed by the southeastern states (17.3% ), the central-western states (15.7%), the northeastern states (14.4%) and the northern states (3.4%).
Paraná is the main representative of the southern states, and it is the state with a bigger pig population, with 17.7% of the total national population, exceeding all the southeastern states pig population, that hold the second place in the geographical regions ranking. Toledo (PR), Uberlandia (Minas Gerais) and Rio Verde (GO) were the municipalities with a higher number of animals in 2015.
Thursday, 29 September 2016/ Brazil.