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Price Trends

02 Dec 2019

EU Reference Price (p/kg dwt)

163.84 (3.06p/kg)

30 Nov 2019

Est GB clean pig Slaughterings (000 head)

188.29 (0.96%)

23 Nov 2019

Est GB weekly sow slaughterings (000 head)

4.87 (0.43%)

1. EU spec SPP tops 160p

The EU-spec SPP moved up again in the week ending 7 December, the highest price since September 2017. This extends the price premium over the same week last year to 18.11p.

2. EU kills more pigs in September

EU pig slaughter figures published by Eurostat show a 1.3% increase in September when compared with the same month in 2018, at 20.9 million head. September 2019 did have an extra working day though.

3. Pig meat supplies fall on Italian market

Domestic pork production within Italy has fallen in the year to date. For the year to September, pig meat production decreased by 2% (-22,000 tonnes) compared to the previous year. The annual decline was particularly marked in Q3, when volumes were 4% lower.

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