Pork Consumption Expectations

In Honduras, annual per capita consumption is estimated at 11 pounds, but by 2025 producers expect the figure to rise to 18 pounds.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Figures from the National Association of Pig Farmers of Honduras (Anapoh) detail that during 2018 the consumption of pork in the country reached 103 million pounds, of which about 36 million pounds were produced locally, and the remaining volume was imported, mainly from the U.S.

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Flavio Tinoco, president of Anapoh, said to Laprensa.hn that "... over the last few years local production has grown at a 4% annual rate and with the support of the government expected to increase more, as consumption grows at 11% and this is covered by imports."

Regarding the evolution of consumption of different types of meat, it is estimated that in the last year the consumption of pork in the country increased 11%, chicken 4% and beef decreased 2%.

According to the "Regional Pork Snapshot Market" compiled by CentralAmericaData, Honduras is the third country in Central America with the highest per capita consumption of pork with a figure of 10.3 pounds per year, as it is only surpassed by Costa Rica and Panama.

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