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Price Trends

14 Oct 2019

EU Reference Price (p/kg dwt)

162.36 (0.28p/kg)

12 Oct 2019

Est GB clean pig Slaughterings (000 head)

175.27 (-3.19%)

05 Oct 2019

Est GB weekly sow slaughterings (000 head)

4.68 (-0.3%)

1. EU short-term outlook: China’s demand for pork boosts EU exports

The latest European commission short-term outlook report expects that EU pork exports will continue to rise. This reflects increasing Asian demand due to African swine fever (ASF). The outlook also suggests EU pig meat consumption per capita is set to decrease by 2% (0.5 kg) during 2019.

2. UK pork exports continue to perform strongly August

The UK’s pork export market has performed well for another month. In August, shipments of fresh/frozen pork were up 17% on the year, at 21,300 tonnes. 

3. GB finished pig prices keep moving up

  • EU-spec SPP ↑ 0.45p to 155.77p/kg (w/e 12 Oct)
  • Estimated slaughter to 175,300 head (w/e 12 Oct)
  • EU-spec APP ↑ 0.97p to 157.34p/kg (w/e 5 Oct)

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