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Spain supports EU pig slaughter

18 July 2019

EU pig meat production rose 2% in April compared to the previous year, to just under 2 million tonnes.

Pig prices continue to rise

17 July 2019

In the week ended 13 July the EU-spec SPP rose 0.56p to average the week on 152.20p/kg.

Shoppers aren’t bringing home the bacon

17 July 2019

Overall GB pig meat* retail sales were 3% down year-on-year in the 12 weeks ending 16 June, according to Kantar data. Lower prices meant market value declined further, by 5%.

Highest May pork exports on record for the UK

17 July 2019

The UK’s pork export market performed strongly in May.

Brazilian pork production expands to meet growing demand

16 July 2019

Brazilian pork production has continued to grow this year. During the first quarter of this year, production was just shy of 1 million tonnes, 4% more than last year, according to IBGE. The growth has been driven by increasing global prices and stronger domestic demand.

OECD-FAO Outlook: Meat prices to decline in real terms

16 July 2019

In real terms, meat pieces are projected to decline over the next decade, according to the latest OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook.

UK pork production flat in June

11 July 2019

At 823,800 head, UK clean pig slaughter in June was around 1% lower than the same month in 2018. However, as there was one fewer weekday in the month this year, the rate of slaughter is likely to have been higher.

SPP continues upward momentum

10 July 2019

In the week ended 6 July, the EU-Spec SPP continued its upward trend, gaining 0.78p to average the week on 151.64p/kg.

EU signs trade agreement with Vietnam

10 July 2019

On 30 June, the EU signed a trade agreement with Vietnam. This comes just two days after the EU closed the deal on the Mercosur agreement. 

Optimistic outlook apparent in EU weaner market

09 July 2019

EU weaner prices have risen sharply this year.