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EU pig meat production in May down year on year

22 August 2019

EU pig meat production fell by 4% in May compared to the previous year, to just over 1.9 million tonnes, according to the latest Eurostat figures. Slaughter was also down 4% on the month last year, to 21.0 million head, indicating broadly stable carcase weights.

Canadian pork banned from China seeks new home

22 August 2019

Canadian pork exports in the first half of the year moved up slightly (+1%) to 495,200 tonnes. Rising global pork prices meant the value of the trade totalled C$1.72 billion, up 9% on a year earlier.

Less pork available for French consumption

22 August 2019

In the first half of the year, French pork production was similar to last year, at 1.1 million tonnes. However, increasing exports and lower import levels mean supplies on the domestic market have declined.

SPP stands on for another week

21 August 2019

  • EU-spec SPP ↑0.04 to 153.05p/kg (w/e 17 August)
  • EU-spec APP ↑0.46 to 155.67p/kg (w/e 10 August)
  • Estimated slaughter → at 168.6 thousand head

Highest June pork exports since 2016

21 August 2019

The UK’s pork export market performed well again in June.

Brexit – a no deal pork summary

20 August 2019

Recent AHDB analysis concerning a no deal situation has renewed relevance as the UK draws closer to another Brexit deadline. Previously published material covering the possible implications of leaving without a deal can be found below.

UK pork production up 5% in July

15 August 2019

In July, UK clean pig slaughter reached 909,100 head, 3% more than the same month in the previous year. 

Russia returns to a net importer position

15 August 2019

Russia has returned to being a net importer of pig meat. In the year to May, imports of pig meat (including offal) increased by over 50% on the year, to 63,600 tonnes.

Slight increase for the SPP

14 August 2019

GB finished pig prices continued to show little movement in the week ended 10 August, with the EU-spec SPP reaching 153.01p/kg.

Retail sales of summer staples decline

14 August 2019

Overall GB pig meat* sales volumes fell almost 5% year-on-year in the 12 weeks ending 14 July, according to the latest Kantar data. The drop in value was slightly larger, due to a small decline in average retail prices.