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This section contains a range of articles providing the latest news, commentary and analysis of the pig market in the UK, EU and globally.

Rising food prices a key shopper concern

25 April 2018

The cost of living was the number one macroeconomic concern among shoppers surveyed by IGD ShopperVista with 79% saying they were fairly or very concerned (October 2017).

Little change for GB pig prices

25 April 2018

The EU-spec SPP for the week ended 21 April stood at 145.27p/kg, a modest increase of 0.11p compared to the previous week.

EU exports increase in February

25 April 2018

The latest data from Eurostat indicates that EU fresh/frozen pork exports grew by 3% on year earlier levels in February 2018, totalling 183,100 tonnes.

Pound hits highest value against dollar since Brexit vote

25 April 2018

In April, sterling strengthened to a 22 month high against the US dollar.

Feed Report- April

25 April 2018

Read our commentary on the latest developments in the global cereal and oilseeds markets.

EU market cautious over 2018 outlook

25 April 2018

New estimates from the members of the EU Commission’s working group on pig meat suggest that increased supply levels can be expected throughout 2018. These forecasts are based on the December results of the EU pig census and industry sentiment from member states.

Supply growth restricted in coming months

25 April 2018

The latest AHDB forecasts for UK pig meat supplies indicate that the strong year-on-year growth in production recorded in Q1 this year is set to moderate. While domestic production is expected to remain above year earlier levels, disease challenges and slower productivity growth are projected to limit the extent of expansion.

Week-on-week gains in GB pig prices

18 April 2018

In the week ended 14 April, the EU-spec SPP rose slightly by 0.28p to stand at 145.16p/kg.

UK pork exports pick up in February

18 April 2018

High levels of domestic production in February helped boost UK pork exports by 10% compared to year earlier levels.

Producer share of retail price drops slightly

18 April 2018

The producer’s share of the pork retail price in March stood at 39%, which is a fall of one percentage point month-on-month, according to estimates by AHDB. Currently the share stands around one and a half percentage points below year earlier levels.