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Pork retail sales return to growth

29 April 2016

Some volume growth has been recorded in pork sales in the 12 weeks ending 27 March, according to the latest Kantar Worldpanel data.

May UK Pig Meat Market Update out now

28 April 2016

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

UK pig prices - week ended 23 April 2016

27 April 2016

The EU-spec SPP increased for the third week running in week ended 23 April, by 0.23p to 113.49/kg.

Feed market update - 27 April 2016

27 April 2016

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

April Pig Market Trends out now

26 April 2016

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

Chinese imports continue to boom

26 April 2016

Chinese pork imports more than doubled, compared with the same period a year earlier, in March 2016 to a record 114,700 tonnes, according to the latest figures from China Customs.

Global production forecast to be down slightly in 2016

26 April 2016

As reported last week, according to latest USDA forecasts, global pork production is set to be slightly down in 2016, after levels were little changed in 2015. Global trade is forecast to increase in 2016, although at slower rates than those recorded the year earlier.

Improved trade balance set to reduce UK supplies

26 April 2016

Domestic pig meat production growth is still expected to outstrip demand in the coming months. However, an improvement in the balance of trade, with lower imports and higher exports, could reduce the supply-demand imbalance. These are among the conclusions of the latest AHDB Pork forecasts for UK supplies, published today.

EU supplies plentiful in January

22 April 2016

EU pig meat production was down just over 1% year on year in January, at 1.96 million tonnes. However, with one working day fewer this year, that is equivalent to a growth of around 4% on a per working day basis.

Feed market update - 20 April 2016

20 April 2016

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

UK pig prices - week ended 16 April 2016

20 April 2016

In week ended 16 April, the EU-spec SPP increased for the second week running, by 0.40p to 113.26p/kg.

Korean import growth slows

20 April 2016

South Korea imported 5% more pork in the first quarter of 2016 than a year earlier, although this is much slower growth than was recorded in 2015.

EU exports continue strong performance in February

19 April 2016

EU exports continued their strong performance into February, with pork shipments up almost a third on the same period a year earlier, to 168,000 tonnes.

Global pig meat production forecast to decline

19 April 2016

Global pig meat production is forecast to decrease by 1% on the year to 109.3 million tonnes in 2016, according to latest global outlook report from the USDA.

UK production growth continues

15 April 2016

UK pig meat production remained strong in March, with 79,800 tonnes output during the month, according to latest figures from Defra. This equated to an increase of around 5% compared with March 2015, once changes to reporting periods are taken into account.

China offers new market opportunities for Brazil

15 April 2016

There was a sharp growth in Brazilian pork exports in the first quarter of 2016, of over 80% year on year, to 140,000 tonnes.

UK pig prices - week ended 9 April 2016

13 April 2016

In week ended 9 April, the EU-spec SPP marginally increased, by 0.31p, to 112.86p/kg, making up the loss recorded a week earlier.

UK exports increase again in February

13 April 2016

UK exports of fresh and frozen pork increased once again in February, to 17,800 tonnes.

Feed market update - 13 April 2016

13 April 2016

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

Mercosur trade offer could open up EU pork market

13 April 2016

Reports circulating around the EU over the last week suggest that EU negotiators are preparing to offer some South American countries import quotas for selected agricultural products.

EU prices increasing again

11 April 2016

Pig prices in the EU have begun to increase again, following a slight backwards movement around the end of February, with most Member States showing a similar pattern.

Future pig prices – what does the past tell us?

11 April 2016

New analysis from AHDB Market Intelligence sheds some light on what historical trends can tell us about current and future prices.

Producer share of retail price levels in March

08 April 2016

Having fallen markedly over recent months, the share of the retail pork price received by producers was fractionally higher in March.

UK pig prices - week ended 2 April 2016

06 April 2016

The EU-spec SPP fell modestly in the week ending 2 April 2016 by 0.26p to 112.55p/kg.

Feed market update - 6 April 2016

06 April 2016

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

Sterling hits near 18-month low against the euro

05 April 2016

With the EU referendum now announced to be taking place on 23 June, sterling has fallen against a number of currencies.

Little sign of Chinese market slowdown

05 April 2016

Latest reports from China suggest that pig prices remain high and there is little sign of demand for imported pork slowing down.

More pork sold in February

04 April 2016

In the 4 weeks to 28 February 2016, volume sales of fresh/frozen pork increased by 3% on the same period a year earlier, according to data from Kantar Worldpanel.

Poland increases role in trade within EU

01 April 2016

Analysis of trade figures shows little change in the volume of pork traded between the 28 EU Member States in 2015.