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Economics & Marketing

Number of pigs marketed in NC in 2006 : 18,359,000

For a dollar value of : $1,917,244,000.

This number reflects: 19% of the pigs produced nationally

Jobs and People

*7,932 full time jobs in hog production in North Carolina in 2006

*Annual value added (income) by pork producers in 2006 of $730 million
*Substantial income tax revenue

*Investment in buildings and equipment of $1400 per sow
*More than $1 billion invested in hog buildings and equipment since 1988

*$500 million current asset value in hog buildings and equipment
*Approximately $3.7 million in property tax revenue in 2007

*Requires very few government services for taxes generated

*Indirect and induced effects of North Carolina hog production include:

  • $570 million in value added (income) in North Carolina
  • 15,521 full time jobs in North Carolina wholesale and retail trade, services, other agriculture, manufacturing, transportation, etc.

*Supports the pork packing and processing industry in North Carolina:

  • $446 million in direct value added (income) in North Carolina
  • 11,569 full time jobs in pork packing and processing in North Carolina
  • $370 million in indirect and induced value added (income) in North Carolina
  • 11,219 full time jobs in North Carolina wholesale and retail trade, services, other agriculture, manufacturing, transportation, etc.

*Total economic impact of the pork industry in North Carolina in 2006 is estimated at:

  • $6.96 billion in sales
  • $2.11 billion in value added (income)
  • 46,241 full-time jobs