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Greek economic situation affecting pig market

31 July 2015

Greece is not generally regarded as a major player in the EU pork market but its recent economic problems are still having an impact.

UK pig prices - week ended 25 July 2015

29 July 2015

UK finished pig prices began to rise again in the week ended 25 July, despite slaughterings increasing compared to the previous week.

Feed market update - 29 July 2015

29 July 2015

Read our latest summary of developments on global markets for cereals and oilseeds.

August UK Pig Meat Market Update out now

29 July 2015

The August edition of our UK pig meat market update is out now.

July Pig Market Trends out now

28 July 2015

The July edition of Pig Market Trends (PMT) was published on Tuesday. 

Further supply growth likely to keep prices under pressure

28 July 2015

Latest AHDB forecasts for UK pig meat supplies show that the increase in domestic supplies which has been apparent over the last year is likely to continue.

Further increase in Korean Pork imports

27 July 2015

South Korea’s pork imports increased during the first six months of 2015 but are projected to ease back in the second half as domestic production recovers from outbreaks of PEDv and FMD over the last year or so.

No clear direction for EU prices

24 July 2015

During June and early July, the average EU pig price has continued to fluctuate but with no clear direction being established.

Strong performance for pork shoulder

24 July 2015

Pork sales remained down in both volume and value terms in the 12 weeks ending 21 June 2015, compared with the same period a year ago, according to Kantar Worldpanel data.

Chinese pork imports at record level in Q2

23 July 2015

Chinese pork imports showed an 8% increase in in the first half of 2015. Total pork volumes for the second quarter of 2015 were at record levels of 170,000 tonnes. 

UK pig prices - week ended 18 July 2015

22 July 2015

UK finished pig prices saw marginal falls in the week ended 18 July, following the increase seen in the previous week. The EU-spec SPP was down by less than a tenth of a penny on the previous week at 133.07p/kg, despite a fall in the estimated number of pigs slaughtered.

Feed market update - 22 July 2015

22 July 2015

Read our latest summary of developments on global markets for cereals and oilseeds.

Subdued retail sales suppress EU pig prices

21 July 2015

New analysis looks at consumption trends and retail sales in major EU markets.

Weak euro puts pressure on UK prices

21 July 2015

At the end of last week, the pound reached its strongest level against the euro for nearly eight years, with implications for UK pig prices.

EU exports down despite Chinese growth

17 July 2015

Pork exports from the EU in May 2015 were 14% lower than a year earlier, totalling 114,700 tonnes.

UK pork production continues to grow

16 July 2015

The strong growth of UK pig meat production continued in June, with output at 68,500 tonnes, up by 6% compared with a year earlier.

Brazilian exports fall in first half of 2015

16 July 2015

In the first half of 2015 Brazil exported less than 195,000 tonnes of pork, 4% lower than a year earlier.

Feed market update - 15 July 2015

15 July 2015

Read our latest summary of developments on global markets for cereals and oilseeds.

UK pig prices - week ended 11 July 2015

15 July 2015

UK finished pig prices resumed their increase in the week ended 11 July, following the slight fall seen in the previous week. The EU-spec SPP was up by over half a penny on the week at 133.16p/kg as supplies tightened slightly, while good weather of late has encouraged demand.

EU meat production growth set to slow down

14 July 2015

Meat production in the EU is forecast to increase by 2% this year but growth will slow down next year, according to the EU Commission’s latest short-term outlook.

Physical performance important to producer returns

14 July 2015

New analysis shows that differences in herd performance are having a big impact on returns to producers.

UK imports less pig meat in May

14 July 2015

UK imports of pork and bacon in May were lower than a year earlier for the second month in a row.

Retail share of producer price stable for fourth month

10 July 2015

The share of the retail price received by producers showed continued stability in June, at 35%.

Positive outlook for global meat market

09 July 2015

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has just published its Agricultural Outlook for 2015 to 2024.

UK pig prices - week ended 4 July 2015

08 July 2015

The UK finished pig price recorded a slight fall in the week ended 4 July, following six weeks of increasing prices. The EU-spec SPP was down by 0.15p on the week at 132.63p/kg as supplies increased slightly.

Feed market update - 8 July 2015

08 July 2015

Read our latest summary of developments on global markets for cereals and oilseeds.

Irish market growing despite challenging finances

08 July 2015

Read our latest analysis of developments in the Irish pig market.

EU production remains high in April

07 July 2015

Although not reaching the same heights as in March, EU pig meat production remained high in April. Output was around 4% up on the same month last year, at 1.89 million tonnes.

Polish trade continues to grow

07 July 2015

Polish imports and exports of pork both increased in early 2015, with live pig imports also rising further.

New publications shed light on the pig industry

06 July 2015

The AHDB Pork Yearbook and Pig & Poultry Pocketbook are both now available through the AHDB Pork website. Both provide a wide range of facts and figures about the pig industry.

German breeding herd declines

06 July 2015

Provisional figures from the May 2015 German pig census show a stable herd overall but a decline in the size of the breeding herd.

UK pig prices - week ended 27 June 2015

01 July 2015

In the week ended 27 June, finished pig prices continued to increase, as the EU-spec SPP was 0.4p higher than the previous week at 132.78p/kg.

Feed market update - 1 July 2015

01 July 2015

Read our latest summary of developments on global markets for cereals and oilseeds.