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Number of slaughtered pigs for meat

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China is the top country by number of slaughtered pigs for meat in the world. As of 2017, number of slaughtered pigs for meat in China was 702 million head that accounts for 47.26 % of the world's number of slaughtered pigs for meat. The top 5 countries (others are the United States of America, Germany, Spain, and Viet Nam) account for 66.03 % of it. The world's total number of slaughtered pigs for meat was estimated at 1,485 million head in 2017.

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What is number of slaughtered pigs for meat?

Meat, with the bone in, of domestic or wild pigs (e.g. wild boars),whether fresh, chilled or frozen.