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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Revenue for the Pig Farming industry in China has been growing at an annualized rate of 7.2% over the five years through to 2017 to an estimated $15.1 billion. Rising domestic living standards and purchasing power have stimulated demand for pork. From 2012 to 2017, the number of slaughtered fattened hog increased from 6.70 million to about 7.92 million. Rising meat prices have also boosted revenue growth.

Profit varies monthly due to fluctuations in pork prices and market demand. It also varies greatly among enterprises and across regions. In 2017, profit for the average industry enterprise is estimated at 7.1% of industry revenue...

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

Barriers to entry for the industry vary from different scales of farms. Traditional free-range individual farms require low capital input, technology and skilled labor, whereas for large-scale farms the barriers are higher.


Large-scale pig farming enterprises, especially those that apply integrated operations require a large amount of capital to purchase boars, establish pig houses and equip facilities. Ongoing operation also requires much capital for turnover.


As people pay more attention to food safety, hygiene standards and veterinary drug residues face more strict review. Enterprises must use advanced technologies to control disease, breeding quality, and veterinary drug residue.


Additional Insights for the Pig Farming Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Pig Farming Industry are

  • Output is sold under contract
  • Production of premium goods
  • Proximity to key markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Household Disposable Income and Domestic Goods Prices - Agricultural - Crops - Feed in the Pig Farming industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Pig Farming Industry?

    The Pig Farming industry in China comprises farms engaged in pig rearing and the processing of pig by-products, such as pig bristles and raw pig skin.

    Industry Products
    Live pigs
    Pig bristles
    Pig skin
    Industry Activities
    Feeding and raising pigs
    Processing pig bristles
    Processing raw pig skin

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Household Disposable Income
  • Domestic Goods Prices - Agricultural - Crops - Feed
  • Domestic Goods Prices - Food and Beverages - Pig Meat
  • Levels of Health - Disease/Epidemics
  • Competition from other Industries
  • Industry Systems and Technology - Agriculture

  • Current Performance
  • Enterprises and wages
  • Profitability
  • Concentration
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Table: Pig Farming Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Pig Farming Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Meat Processing

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Animal Food Manufacturing
  • Farming Machinery Manufacturing
  • Veterinary Activities

  • Products & Services
  • Live pigs
  • Pig skin
  • Pig bristles
  • Other
  • Chart: Pig Farming Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Economic and population growth
  • Prices
  • Nutritional trends
  • Seasonal changes

  • Major Markets
  • Slaughterhouses
  • Other markets
  • Exports
  • Breeders
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Pig Farming Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Depreciation
  • Wages
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Pig Farming

  • Basis of Competition
  • Price
  • Customer relationships
  • Product quality
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Pig Farming Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Wen's GroupMuyuan Foodstuff Co. Ltd.Zhengbang GroupCOFCO GroupHunan Cereals, Oils and Foodstuffs Import and Export Group Co. Ltd.
  • Table: Wen's Group - financial performance
  • Table: Muyuan Foodstuff Co. Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: Zhengbang Group - financial performance
  • Table: COFCO Group - financial performance
  • Table: Hunan Cereals, Oils and Foodstuffs Import and Export Group Co. Ltd. - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Pig Farming Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Pig Farming Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Total Assets (2008-2022)
  • Pork pig production (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Compound Feed
  • A combination of various food types and additives designed for specific animals usually produced in pellet form.
  • Mariculture
  • A specialized branch of aquaculture for breeding trout, bass, salmon and prawns in an enclosed section of the ocean, pond or tank.
  • Segregated Early Weaning (Sew)
  • When pregnant sows are removed from the herd to produce quality breeding stock free from the infectious pathogens present in the herd.
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