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EU pork exports booming

23 January 2020

The increase in EU pork exports, seen throughout 2019, has continued.

GB pork sales suffering

23 January 2020

In the 12-weeks to 29 December, which includes the key Christmas period, total GB pig meat* sales fell by 4.5% in volume, compared to the year before. Total spend remained stable though, as average prices were up 4.5%.

Brazil’s pork trade leaves 2019 on a high

23 January 2020

Exports of Brazilian pig meat (incl. offal) for the 2019 full year totalled 839,400 tonnes, up 15% (108,900 tonnes) from the previous year, with growth driven by fresh/frozen pork.

Limited movement again in the SPP

22 January 2020

The EU-spec SPP has recorded another marginal decline in the week 18 January. The average price declined by 0.09p on the week.

Global pork production forecast to fall by 9% in 2020

22 January 2020

Global pork production in 2020 is expected to fall by 9% on the year, to 96.4 million tonnes, according to the latest outlook from the USDA

UK pig meat production ramps up in December

16 January 2020

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

Strong UK pig meat exports continue

16 January 2020

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.

Further decline in German breeding herd

16 January 2020

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

Another year of high EU pig prices ahead – but risks remain

15 January 2020

Although the EU pig market has fallen a little lately, prices remain at exceptionally high levels with strong underlying market drivers.

Heavier pigs influence SPP

15 January 2020

In the week ended 11 January, the EU-spec SPP moved marginally lower (-0.03p). Despite this week on week drop it is still nearly 23p above the price in the same week last year.