During the 2003-2013 period, the swine census in Spain has undergone noticeable changes in the different autonomous communities, according to what can be deduced from the last provisional annual report written by the ‘Grup de Gestió Porcina’ (Pig Management Group) of the Animal Production Department at the University of Lleida.
Although the total census in Spain has increased by 2.07%, we must highlight the important increases in the last 10 years in Aragon (+58.39%), Galicia (+24.53%) and Catalonia (+6.83%), with total censuses of 6,083,724; 1,092,813 and 6,627,110 heads, respectively. On the other hand, autonomous communities such as Castile-La Mancha, Extremadura, the Valencian Community and Andalusia have undergone drops that go from 37.51% to 25.69%.
Informe Anual 2013 (provisional) - Observatori del porcí (DAAM). Grup Gestió Porcina, UdL, Spain.