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Price Trends

13 Jan 2020

EU Reference Price (p/kg dwt)

160.69 (-3.2p/kg)

05 Jan 2020

Est GB clean pig Slaughterings (000 head)

184.66 (5.15%)

04 Jan 2020

Est GB weekly sow slaughterings (000 head)

3.65 (1.51%)

1. UK pig meat production ramps up in December

In December 2019, UK clean pig slaughter reached 934,400 head, 12% more than the same month in the previous year.

2. Strong UK pig meat exports continue

UK pork exports recorded another increase in November 2019, with shipments up by 13% compared with the same month a year earlier. At 22,400 tonnes volumes were a record high for the month but a little lower than in October.

3. Further decline in German breeding herd

Latest figures from Eurostat show that the decline in the German breeding herd continued during 2019.

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