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GB pig prices continue to ease back

17 January 2018

The EU-spec SPP for week ended 13 January stood at 148.22p/kg, a decrease of 1.43p compared to the previous week.

Where in the world are we looking for meal inspiration?

17 January 2018

World cuisine offerings are expanding with an ever-growing range of flavours and meal options available throughout foodservice and grocery retail outlets. Have our tastes or behaviours been changing here in Britain and from what areas of the world do popular cuisines originate?

What next for the Russian pig meat industry?

17 January 2018

In 2017, the most recent figures from the USDA attaché estimate Russian pig meat production reached 2.96 million tonnes. This is over 3% more than in 2016, but slightly lower than previously anticipated. In 2018, growth is expected to be slower again, reaching 3 million tonnes. However, Russia has currently implemented a “temporary” ban on pig meat imports from Brazil, which supplies 90% of its imported pork. If this ban were to remain in place, could domestic pork producers scale up to compensate?

In-depth: EU influence on GB pig prices

17 January 2018

Back in 2016, AHDB published analysis of the key factors affecting GB pig prices in the long-term. This showed that historical prices could be modelled fairy closely using factors such as exchange rates, UK and EU production levels, import and export volumes, and global commodity prices. With the SPP reaching a new high in July, before moving into a steady decline, what factors does the model suggest had most influence on these dynamics? And, what might this mean for GB prices in 2018?

Pig prices under pressure across Europe

16 January 2018

Last year did not end well for European pig producers, with declines in the EU average reference price.

Producer share of retail price falls again in December

15 January 2018

The producer share of the retail pork price fell slightly during December to 40.4%, a decline of just over half a percentage point compared with the previous month. It is now at the level it was last December.

Pig prices soften slightly

10 January 2018

The EU-spec SPP declined slightly (0.13p) during the week ending 6 January, standing at 149.65p/kg. The series now stands 1.59p below and 30.56p above the equivalent weeks of 2017 and 2016 respectively.

Can brands challenge the dominance of private label in meat retail?

10 January 2018

At a total meat, fish and poultry (MFP) level, brands account for 16% of volume sales. While this share has not changed much over the past 10 years, this year there has been a decline in branded MFP of around 3% year-on-year.

Another positive performance for pork sales

10 January 2018

Pork was one of the only primary meat categories to record year-on-year growth in sales volumes during the 12 weeks to 3 December.

Challenges ahead for Brazilian pork industry

10 January 2018

Over the past 10 years or so, Brazil has increased its pork production from around 3 million tonnes per annum (cwe) to over 3.75 million tonnes in 2017. The lion’s share of production is consumed domestically, and up until 2015 around 400-500 thousand tonnes of fresh/frozen pork was exported annually. This increased to 629 thousand tonnes in 2016 and was 593 thousand tonnes in 2017.