According to the data of the provincial analysis of animals according to their species published recently by the Ministry of Agriculture of Spain, in May 2015, the total pig census in Spain was 26,983,205 heads (7,682,686 piglets; 17,218,468 fattening pigs; 34,459 boars and 2,407,592 sows). In all the categories, except that of boars, the censuses have grown with respect to May 2014. In particular, the total census has increased by approximately 6%. Catalonia still is the autonomous community with the highest census (7.34 million animals), followed by Aragon (6.46 million pigs), Castile and Leon (3.68 million heads), Andalusia (2.16 million), Castile-La Mancha (1.42 million), Extremadura (1.11 million), Galicia (1.09 million), and the Valencian Community (1.08 million).
Regading the Iberian pig, the total census is 2.59 milliones, with an important rise with respect to the census in May 2014 (2,175,022 million heads). Of the only producing regions, Extremadura is the one with the highest census (1.05 million heads), followed by Castile and Leon (795,952 heads) and Andalusia (654,241 heads).
Monday, 19 October 2015/ Statistics-MAGRAMA/ Spain.