Negative margins hit German producers
Read our latest analysis of the situation on the German pig market.
German pig prices have been low so far this year. The ongoing impact of the Russian import ban is one contributory factor, along with subdued consumer demand across the EU and an increase in production. The situation might have been even worse were it not for strong sales to Asian markets, helped by the weak euro. Nevertheless, most producers have been in the red since last summer and there are signs that this could lead to tighter supplies from the end of this year.
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