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Growing demand drives up Mexican pork production

12 September 2019

In the first half of this year, Mexican pork production was 6% higher compared to the same period last year. However, this growth is expected to drop off in the second half of the year. 

Pig meat supplies stable in August

12 September 2019

Defra slaughter figures for August show a 1% decrease in clean pig slaughter compared with a year earlier, totalling 938,500 head. However, one fewer weekday in the month this year may have influenced this decline.

EU pig meat production down in the first half of 2019

12 September 2019

Pig meat production in the EU fell once again in June, by 5% compared to the previous year, to total 1.8 million tonnes. The number of pigs slaughtered in June also fell, by 6% to total 19.3 million head. 

SPP gives back last week’s gains

11 September 2019

The EU-spec SPP fell 0.43p in the latest week ended 7 September, to average 152.90p/kg. This followed the price increase last week. The price remains nearly 5p above the price at the same time last year.

Global food prices slipping, but meat prices rise

11 September 2019

In August, the FAO Food Price Index declined for the third consecutive month, down 1% month-on-month. The drop was mainly the result of falling sugar and important cereals prices. Despite this, the index continues to trend above year-earlier levels.

Spanish pork exports catch up with rising production

05 September 2019

Earlier this year, we reported how Spanish pork export growth was lagging behind rising production. In the second quarter, it seems exports caught up, with the market now balanced similarly to last year.

SPP back up on the week

04 September 2019

The EU-spec SPP climbed 0.38p in the latest week ended 31 August, to average 153.33p/kg.

German pork supply and demand both falling

04 September 2019

The latest half-year figures from Eurostat record a 4% (-99,000 tonnes) year-on-year decline in German pork production, totalling 2.58 million tonnes. Both domestic consumption and export volumes have also been falling.

Escalating global pork demand clear in global export prices

04 September 2019

During the second quarter of this year, pork prices in many parts of the world rose rapidly. This is reflected in export prices from the world’s four main pork exporters, the EU, US, Canada and Brazil.

Canadian pig herd shows signs of recovery after disease outbreak

04 September 2019

The total number of pigs in Canada is relatively stable compared to last year, according to Statistics Canada.