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Bulletin No. 17 - Winter 2003

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Europe counts its sows.

Pig International, 2003, Volume 33, N?7, 43-44

European Union on-farm pig populations (x1000 pigs) in December 2002 and percentage change from December 2001
Country Total pigs % Sows %
Germany 26172 +0.8 2527 +0.2
Spain 23112 -2.2 2553 -0.2
France 15271 -0.4 1361 +1.0
Denmark 12879 -0.7 1375 +2.0
Netherlands 11154 -3.1 1140 -1.8
Italy 9166 +9.0 751 +3.0
Belgium/Lux. 6676 -2.6 675 -0.9
UK 5330 -6.3 586 -3.9
Austria 3305 -3.9 332 -2.3
Portugal 2300 -3.7 312 -3.5
Sweden 1989 +3.6 215 +0.3
Ireland 1782 +1.1 183 -2.1
Finland 1423 -2.1 185 +1.8
Greece 903 +4.9 156 +14.7


Countries with decreased sow number and percentage change since 1992
UK -34%
Netherlands -27.6%
Germany -15.5%
Portugal -11.9%
Belgium/Luxembourg -11.3%
Austria -7.8%
Sweden -7.7%
Countries with increased sow number and percentage change since 1992
Finland +31.2%
Spain +21.6%
Denmark +19.7%
Italy +8.7%
France +7.4%
Ireland +6.4%
Greece +4.7%

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